Many had hopes of the fight already taking place in after a pair of outright slugfests in and But after signing with DAZN in an attempt to chase down Alvarez after the Mexican signed the most lucrative deal in sports, Golovkin is on his second fight without getting that dream bout secured. Respect box?
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Golovkin and Alvarez shared the ring for 24 rounds of non-stop action over the past two years in thrilling fights that left many fans bitter at the draw and close decision win scored for Alvarez considering most felt GGG had done enough to win both.
The war of words between the two then escalated to the point where Alvarez simply no longer wants anything to do with Golovkin, let alone fight him a third time or even speak his name.
This is the biggest fight for us. I don't know why, ask him.
His promoter said yes, he said no and this is a problem. Probably he has a problem with his promoter at this point.
Right now is so bad that I don't want to touch his side or his name because it's so bad. Yet the Mexican idol and biggest star in the sport stood firm on his decision to outright avoid Golovkin, citing reasons that included everything from his dislike of GGG to the fact that Golovkin brings nothing to the table in terms of a title for historic purposes.
Is Golovkin expecting the Alvarez trilogy to come next year if he wins? It's horrible for me.
It's just so bad. The native of Ukraine pushed former titleholder Daniel Jacobs to the limit in a loss via split decision, the same fighter who some felt had done enough to beat GGG one year earlier and gave Alvarez a tough fight in their May PPV date.
Golovkin said he watched Derevyanchenko's fight with Jacobs closely and felt the fact that they shared a trainer Andre Rozier, who chose to stay in Jacobs' corner prevented "The Technician" from coming out on top. It was like a good sparring.
This is a big chance for his team and not just for Sergiy. He is a very good fighter. I know and I understand it's not an easy fight for us.
Two titles, big chance and nobody knows. I believe we will bring an amazing show. Baranchyk is coming off a decision loss to Josh Taylor in the World Boxing Super Series junior welterweight semifinal in May, but was undefeated in his career up until that fight.
Bracero will be fighting for the first time since July where he scored a knockout over Artemio Reyes. Also on the main card, Israil Madrimov takes on Alejandro Barrera in a clash of super welterweights.