Boxing fans are getting ready to witness the epic showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook. One person who isn’t excited about the September fight is former WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
The Mexican boxer will also step into the ring next month against WBO light middleweight titleholder Liam Smith. While on the road promoting the fight, Alvarez did not escape questions about Golovkin vs Brook. His bold answer: Brook doesn’t stand a chance against Golovkin.
“Is Brook being sacrificed? No doubt about it,” he said, via Daily Mail. “We all know what’s going to happen in the fight, I’m not too interested in the fight itself but he’s going to knock Brook out.”
Alvarez apparently has high regard for Golovkin. Boxing pundits believe he is scared of the undefeated Kazakh pugilist. It can be remembered that Alvarez successfully defended his WBC middleweight title against Amir Khan in May, but he later relinquished the belt to avoid a mandatory bout with Golovkin.
The 26-year-old Jalisco native has consistently denied that he is evading Golovkin. He wants the fight to happen, but he does not want to be choked by artificial deadlines.
Alvarez said fights of this magnitude takes time to negotiate. He believes he is the bigger draw. He should be the one calling the shots, as per Boxing News Online.
“It’s going to happen, it’s a fight that has to happen, I want it to happen, the world wants it to happen. It’s just a matter of when it’s going to happen, it will happen soon and sooner rather than later,” he assured. “No doubt about it, everyone knows that I’m the A-side. The fight will happen when I want it to, that’s the way it is.”
Alvarez added that WBC pressured him into fighting Golovkin, even though he was still taking care of personal matters. He claimed the organization was forcing its input on the fight. For him, negotiations were only between fighters and promoters.