Canelo Alvarez believes he will get the finish if he faced Gennadiy Golovkin a third time.
Alvarez is coming off a dominant unanimous decision victory over Callum Smith last month to become the WBA and WBC super-middleweight champion.
The Mexican certainly has plenty of options for his next fight but for now, his plan is to completely unify the 168-pound division this year as he laid out his plan for 2021.
“I’ve worked hard for this and it’s a great situation to be in,” Alvarez told The Ring. “It’s a pretty simple plan for 2021, fight for all of the belts at 168 and fight three times, maybe four. We’ll see.
“I want to take all of the titles (at 168). My goal is to fight anyone at 168 if they have a title, that’s who I’m going to go after. The goal is February, May and September. That’s our goal for 2021.”
Of course, fans will still be pining for a trilogy with Golovkin who notably competed the night before Alvarez as he defended his IBF middleweight title with a dominant seventh-round knockout win over Kamil Szeremeta.
The first two meetings were closely-contested battles which included a draw in the first fight — which many felt Golovkin won — while the rematch was a majority decision win for Alvarez.
As far as Alvarez is concerned, he has nothing to prove against GGG but if he did have to face him a third time, he believes he would get the knockout this time. It would also have to be at 168 pounds.
“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I did my job already by beating him twice and right now, I want to stay at 168, and if (GGG) wants to move up, we’ll see what happens, if that’s what the fans really want,” he said. “I’m at 168 and I don’t have to do any favors for anyone. I’m at 168 and our goal is to unify here.
“I feel good right now, I feel strong. I feel like I’m at my peak and I continue working hard. If a fight happens a third time (with GGG), I feel so good that I could I most likely knock him out and do some serious damage.”
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