Gennady Golovkin has been chasing a fight with Canelo Alvarez for a number of years, and on September 16th the potential fight of the decade will finally happen as the Middleweight juggernauts face-off in Las Vegas.
In Golovkin’s last outing he faced tough competitor Daniel Jacobs. The Kazakh dropped his opponent early on before eventually going the full 12 rounds for the first time, winning a close decision. Speaking to BoxNation ‘GGG’ argues this benefited him in his preparation for Canelo.
“Daniel [Jacobs] is a very good boxer, I understood in my next fight it may be bigger, it might’ve been with Canelo. I needed to go 12 rounds and right now I’m ready to go 12 rounds.”
When comparing Jacobs and Canelo, the Kazakh boxer said it is a different story. “I know Canelo, he knows me. [Canelo and Jacobs] have different boxing styles and IQs. [Canelo] is a young guy, a smart guy.”
When asking if the Mexican was his toughest assignment to date, Golovkin was assured in his reply: “Yes”.
“Right now every fight is different, my next fight with Canelo will not go to a decision because he knows me and I know him. He is 100% for this fight. This is a true fight,” added ‘Triple G’. “Whoever wins is number one pound-for-pound!”
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