Gennady Golovkin believes if he just fights like himself he will defeat Canelo Alvarez on September 17.
Golovkin and Alvarez are set to have their highly-anticipated trilogy bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a massive fight for both of their careers and although Alvarez is coming off a loss to Dmitry Bivol, GGG says he won’t make any changes and fight the way Bivol fought Alvarez.
“I don’t think I need to make any drastic changes to my style. I don’t need to [fight] like Bivol to get any advantage or any edge over Canelo. This fight is going to take place in a different weight class. I’m sure Canelo will take it more seriously. He’s going to basically go back to reality. My goal is to show my best,” Golovkin said to Forbes. “I’m taking it very seriously. I work a lot; I work hard. There’s a big difference between 160 and 168. That 8-10 pounds is very significant. I wouldn’t say I feel any distinct differences, that I’m stronger or faster. I feel great at 160. I feel strong. I feel fast. It’s somewhat different at 168. Like, I feel a little heavier. But I have more presence.”
If Gennady Golovkin defeats Canelo Alvarez on September 17 he would become the undisputed champion at 168lbs. Although he is just focused on Alvarez, he says he isn’t sure if he would defend the belt or drop back down to 160.
“I will, of course, make the decision based on the situation. If there is an opportunity to keep all the belts, I might try to do that or go back at 160 to unify. Nobody has done it before. It depends on the situation,” Golovkin said.
Who do you think will win, Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez?