Golovkin scolds media for Canelo questions
By Sean Jones: Gennady Golovkin lectured the media on Wednesday about their constant questions about Saul Canelo Alvarez during the media round-table. This was supposed to be the media asking former IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) about his fight this Saturday night against Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York, but instead if became a grilling session by the media in peppering GGG with questions on Canelo Alvarez.
Golovkin’s time wasted in answering Canelo questions
It was nonstop questions about Canelo, and whether Golovkin thinks he’ll win his November 2 fight against Sergey Kovalev. And it was clear that the media’s interest was only on Canelo rather than GGG. It was a huge waste of Golovkin’s time to have to answer questions about another fighter instead about him, and his fight against Derevyanchenko. Overall, Golovkin showed the patience in dealing with questions from the media about Canelo.
Golovkin needs to set boundaries with the Canelo questions
For future Q & A sessions with the media, Golovkin should skip over Canelo questions or at least limit them. It’s unfair to Golovkin for the media to turn his interviews into ‘The Canelo show’ rather than having them focused on him and his career. Instead of GGG’s career being helped by these interviews, he’s helping Canelo, because he’s keeping the spotlight on him rather than himself.
Annoyed Golovkin scolds journalists about their nonstop Canelo questions
“I’m not tired [of being asked about Canelo], but it is interesting to observe you asking those same questions on and on again,” said Golovkin in response to him being asked mostly questions about Canelo Alvarez during his media round-table on Wednesday.
“We have a lot of different things to talk about. We have a lot of interesting subjects and topics, and you asking about Canelo tells something about you as journalists. Explore better options. Ask more interesting questions. I think it’s your problem, not mine,” said Golovkin.
If there was a good chance that Canelo and Golovkin were going to be fighting soon, then the questions about the Golden Boy star would make sense. That’s not the case. Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) is fighting WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev next on November 2.
It’s believed that Canelo’s next fight after that will be against WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. As such, it’s pointless for Golovkin to be pumped with round-the-clock questions from the media about Canelo.
If Golovkin set boundaries by letting the media know ahead of time that he won’t answer Canelo questions, then he won’t waste his time helping out the career of the Golden Boy star at his own expense.
Golovkin says Canelo had no option but Kovalev
“I think of all the offers, the only option he had was to take the fight with Kovalev,” said Golovkin about Canelo Alvarez. “I don’t know who’s going to win, but I do know Kovalev is gaining more from that fight than Canelo.”
Golovkin is right about Canelo not having any other option for his next fight other than Sergey Kovalev. Given the huge $365 million contract that Canelo has with DAZN, they want him to fight the elite level fighters to bring in the subscribers. DAZN was hoping that Canelo would fight Golovkin in a trilogy match on September 14. Instead of doing that, Canelo decided that he wanted to face the fading 36-year-old Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) for his WBO 175-lb title.
If Canelo had selected a lesser fighter than Kovalev, he would have viewed as ducking Golovkin. Nevertheless, Canelo is going to continue to have pressure on him to fight highly talented fighters if he’s going to continue to ignore Golovkin. Billy Joe Saunders might not be good enough for Canelo’s next fight after the Kovalev match. The U.S boxing fans are going to watch to see Canelo to fight someone good like David Benavidez, Callum Smith Caleb Plant, GGG or Jermall Charlo.
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— Gennadiy Golovkin (@GGGBoxing) October 3, 2019