Gennady Golovkin dispatched of Willie Monroe Jr in six rounds on Saturday night, but Canelo Alvarez isn’t hesitant about moving up to the middleweight division.
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Golovkin had his opponent on the canvas three times in their bout in California on Saturday night, before he eventually claimed a stoppage win in the sixth round to retain his WBA and IBO middleweight titles.
‘GGG’ continues to destroy everything in his path in the division, while the big names in the weight class continue to elude him with constant talk of a possible bout with Miguel Cotto despite the fact that the Kazakh star is his mandatory challenger.
While the Puerto Rican will defend his belt against Daniel Geale next month in Brooklyn, Alvarez has been linked with a move up to the middleweight division and responded to suggestions from his rival that he wanted a meeting.
“I respect Miguel Cotto. After his fight, I’ll wait. I’m ready right now to fight Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez. I respect them,” Golovkin said after the fight, according to Boxing Scene, as he improved to 33-0 with 30 KOs.
However, it didn’t take long for Canelo to respond as he took to Twitter to share a few thoughts of his own on a possible move up to middleweight where he would naturally be paired against the likes of Cotto and Golovkin too.
“When the day comes for me to move up to 160 I will face the best in the division. Sincerely and with humility I don’t see any real competition for me. Greetings to everyone!”
Those fights will certainly be big money bouts when they are eventually made, and they are difficult to predict such is the explosive nature of their styles.