By Jim Calfa: Gennadiy Golovkin says he doesn’t plan on retiring after his third fight with Canelo Alvarez this Saturday night on DAZN pay-per-view.
First of all, Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) says he’s open to the fourth fight with Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) should he come out victorious.
Even if he doesn’t win. Golovkin says he has a lot of options available to him for fights in Australia, the U.S, Mexico, and Kazakhstan. Also, Golovkin points out that he has titles at 160, so defending them would be an option.
Losing is not on the mind of Golovkin, as he’s coming to win and will look to hand Canelo his second consecutive defeat at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Golovkin, 40, is moving up in weight from 160 to 168 for this fight to challenge Canelo for his undisputed super middleweight championship.
“The trilogy is a big event, and it’s difficult to get a rematch. That I’m in the trilogy means I’m in demand, and this is arguably the biggest fight in boxing,” said Gennadiy Golovkin to the media, speaking with the help of an interpretation.
“Hype is part of the business, and we are both professional athletes. I don’t think it affects us in any way. We know our job, and we go out and do our job,” said Golovkin.
“There is a difference between 160 and 168. At the same time, the most important thing is I’m facing Canelo. It’s me against Canelo. We fought at 160, and now we’re fighting each other at 168.
“It’s the same ring and the same rules for both of the opponents, and at the same time, I should say that I feel great at 168, just like I felt great at 160.
“Yes, I moved up. No excuses. Indeed, we know each other very well, and it’s going to be a very tough fight for both of us. We’ll stay in boxing when I’m in demand when there are offers.
“I have certain plans without any doubt, regardless of the outcome of this fight. If a fourth fight is offered, I will say, ‘Why not?’ If people want it. Don’t forget, I have three belts at 160.
“So many plans. Mexico, United States, Australia, maybe Kazahstan. Come on, guys. So many options. I retired three years ago. Right now, I stay here,” said Golovkin when asked if he’s retiring after the Canelo trilogy on Saturday.