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Gilberto Ramirez says Golovkin was “scared” against Canelo

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By Craig Daly: Gilberto Ramirez says Gennadiy Golovkin looked “scared” last weekend in his loss to Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.

Ramirez feels that Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) didn’t attempt to win the fight against Canelo, and was there to survive. He thinks Golovkin should retire or move back down to 160 to fight Jermall Charlo or Jaime Munguia.

Golovkin mentioned wanting to defend his IBF/WBA 160-lb titles, which means he’ll likely face Michael Zerafa or Esquiva Falcao next. Those won’t be the same well-paying fights that Golovkin has grown accustomed to getting over the last four years with his DAZN contract.

“I think it was good for Canelo. He tried to push him all the time and tried to be toe-to-toe like the two fights before,” said Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez to Fight Hub TV when asked about his thoughts on the trilogy match between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin last Saturday night.

“GGG, I don’t think he did very well, and he was a little scared. He didn’t throw too many punches. In the second part in the eighth and ninth rounds, he began to throw more. He wasn’t the same.

“I think Canelo did well, but people are not happy with GGG. In the last two fights [in 2017 and 2018], and the first one, he threw a lot of punches, and everyone thought GGG won.

“In this one, I don’t think. He said he won. I don’t know why he said he won. It was weird,” said Ramirez when told that two of the judges almost had the Canelo vs. Golovkin III fight scored a draw.

“For me, I think it was a unanimous decision, far away for Canelo. Canelo got better [since the second fight], and Golovkin, he didn’t try to win. He just tried to survive the fight, and that’s what happened.

“I don’t think the age. He took care of himself and was training, but he didn’t throw any punches to win the fight. I think he should consider retirement. I don’t know how he feels.

“Maybe he’s going down to 160, and he’d do better or try another fight at 168. Maybe move up to 175. I don’t know how he feels. People want to see him fight [Jermall] Charlo or Munguia at 160.

“He should fight one more, and let’s see how he feels. Yeah, me too,” said Ramirez about wanting to see Golovkin fight Munguia.

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