The rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has become personal. The two are hoping to inflict some severe pain on each other.
“I hurt him in the first fight, and I’m going to hurt him even more in the second fight. My objective is the knockout, and I’ll be looking for that from the opening round,” Canelo recently said.
“I want to punish him. I want to have a fight and punish him for all the bad things that he and his team have done, so basically to put them — to size him down and to put him and his team in their place,” said Golovkin during a recent conference call.
In order for a knockout to happen, both fighters are going to have to take some chances. Something Golovkin believes Canelo did not do in their first fight.
“It was his fighting style earlier, not just in the September fight. Well, he was always — you know, he always has a way of running on the ring, but it was his style,” Golovkin said. “However, what happened on our last fight, he was really avoiding fighting close to me. I think that’s exactly what happened, but what he’s trying to say right now, it just proves that he’s not keeping his word. He’s trying to deceive people again, and being dishonest. But it doesn’t matter what he said. Let him say whatever he wants.”
It should be interesting to see how much Canelo trades with Golovkin in the rematch. We know Golovkin has concussive power, but we also know that Alvarez has a solid chin, and we know that this time around it’s personal, which could cause these two to take a little more chances.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.