Eddie Hearn wants Golovkin to confront Canelo about his distain for him
By Brian Webber: Promoter Eddie Hearn sounded desperate this week with his hopes for Gennadiy Golovkin to openly confront Canelo Alvarez about his disdain for him heading into their third & likely final fight on September 17th.
Hearn wants Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) to get in out in the open & let Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) have it by telling him exactly what he thinks of him.
It’s unclear whether Hearn feels it would be therapeutic for Golovkin to vent his dislike for Canelo openly or if this is a move to help sell their trilogy clash on DAZN pay-per-view.
Whatever the reason, it would be good to see the two fighters firing insults left & right in the next two months before they meet on September 17th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
If Golovkin wants to be heard by millions of boxing fans, this is the time to do it. This is the perfect opportunity for Golovkin to spill his guts about why he hates Canelo so much, and he can feel heard because the spotlight will be on the two of them for the next two months.
Canelo hasn’t been bashful in telling the media why he hates Golovkin, as we’ve heard him repeatedly say that he views GGG as a two-faced, phony person, who acts nice in person, but then starts trash-talking when out of earshot.
“The first and the second fights were close,” said Eddie Hearn to SecondsOut about the two Canelo vs. Golovkin matches. “Canelo fought different styles in both of those fights.
“They were two fight of the year contenders, and there’s a lot of history. We want to try and dig some of that history up,” Hearn continued about the Canelo vs. Golovkin III trilogy on September 17th.
“Canelo is surprisingly really, I wouldn’t say rattled, but disliked Gennadiy Golovkin. Gennadiy Golovkin is one of the most pleasant people you can meet face-to-face.
“I don’t know him deep enough to see if he’s any different behind, but I think Canelo Alvarez feels that he is. He almost wants him to say what he’s seen in interviews. That’s really what has riled Canelo Alvarez so much.
“‘Don’t say ‘you don’t have a problem with me and then do an interview an say I’m this and I’m that. Tell me now. Tell me to my face.’
“I don’t know if you were in LA for the roundtable, but that was an interesting question raised. Someone said Gennadiy said, ‘I’m Mexican style.’
“Canelo stopped the question there and said, ‘No, no. He’s from Kazakhstan. Many fighters use this Mexican style to try and engage the Hispanic fanbase.’ That’s what Canelo said. ‘He ain’t Mexican. I’m Mexican style, true Mexican style.’
“There’s been a lot said in the past about that, about the decision, and all kinds of other bits & pieces that have gone back and forth. I want to build that into the build-up to this fight,” said Hearn.
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