Mexican Saul Alvarez believes he is the man to dethrone Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.
A showdown between two of the biggest names in boxing has been discussed for a while, with a proposed September date an option for this year.
First the 26-year-old has a derby with rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr to contend with on May 6th, live on BoxNation, but a win could set up the mouth-watering megafight that is at the top of most fans’ wishlists.
Speaking to Los Angeles Times about Triple G, Canelo argued: "He’s very powerful and strong, but he only knows how to fight on the inside.
"If you’re in front of him, he’s going to get you. But if you’re around him, giving him a hard time - there’s so many ways to beat him.”
In New York last month the Kazakh was taken 12 rounds by the determined Daniel Jacobs. Despite earning a unanimous decision victory, some believed Golovkin looked sluggish and showed his age (34).
"We — my camp and I — already knew what kind of fighter [Golovkin] was," stated Alvarez. "We knew these things the media and the world are just seeing now. To us, it’s nothing new.
“What Danny Jacobs did, I can do much more on that fight night. Golovkin’s style is [one] that he doesn’t know how to go backwards. He doesn’t know how to fight from the outside," argued the Mexican.
On the coveted Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas, Canelo must deal with long-term foe Chavez at a catchweight of 164.5lbs.
"I feel stronger. I feel that now that I don’t have to cut weight, I feel more powerful," he revealed. "I can get more out of the training with less fatigue on my body.
“I do have the power to knock [Chavez] out when that opportunity occurs. I'm expecting the best Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. I hope he is ready."
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