Just crowned the new middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez was unfazed by the criticism of people who think he was favored on the cards of the judges for the second consecutive time against Kazakh Gennady Golovkin.
The Jalisco, once again, ignored the criticism and focused on affirming that this victory was necessary for all Mexican people.
“It was not easy, but we worked to win. We wanted the knockout and it didn’t come, but at least we met the goal. He had a very strong rival in front of him and that also counts. This is an important victory for my country. It’s incredible for my story too, ”Álvarez said about the ring before the press.
«I am satisfied with the work that I did because the plan that we drew up could be fulfilled. I want to thank my corner who took me since I knew nothing until now. From now on there are other targets, “added the red-haired fighter.
Álvarez said he hopes to return to the ring in December, although everything will depend on the evolution of the cut he suffered in his left eyebrow, according to his promoter Oscar de La Hoya.
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The other side of the coin was Golovkin, who appeared before the media with a disconcerted face, with the marks marked on his face by the battle and asking for a third fight, although acknowledging the victory of the Mexican.
«I could say many things today, but I can only congratulate Canelo because he is the new champion. We weren’t expecting him to come out looking for the fight, but he did and that sparked the great show we star in, “said Golovkin.
«I will continue working to show that I am the best and if that includes a third fight against Canelo, of course we can negotiate it. People deserve another fight like this, “he added.
However, in theory, the closure of the trilogy between Canelo and Golovkin should wait until September 2019, since the president of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya, assured that a fight between the Canadian David Lemieux and Álvarez could lead to out in May next year.
Jaime Munguía was also another of the fighters who was present at the press conference to talk about his immediate plans and assured that he could return to the ring before the end of the year.
“I would like a unification fight at 154 pounds. I am prepared for the best fights in my division, because it is the only way to write my story. I want to leave my legacy and fighting in Las Vegas is one of the first steps, “said the Mexican. AFP