Canelo Alvarez has a big fight Saturday against Liam Smith, but he’s also well aware that Gennady Golovkin is waiting in the wings and that many feel like he’s been ducking GGG to this point.
Alvarez, who’s considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by BoxRec.com, has no time for the running scared narrative, telling TMZ Sports that a much-anticipated fight against GGG will happen “very soon.”
“There’s no doubt about it that fight’s going to happen,” Alvarez told TMZ Sports through a translator.
Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) is a huge favorite going into his fight with Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs), and Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) is coming off a fifth-round TKO victory over Kell Brook last Saturday. If Alvarez wins this weekend, like he’s expected to do, it could lead to the showdown most fight fans want to see.
“I’m 26 years old, I’ve never ducked nobody,” Alvarez told TMZ Sports of a potential fight with Golovkin, who’s renowned for his knockout prowess. “I’ve fought the best in the world … I’ve never ran from nobody, I’ve never ducked nobody.”
Alvarez can’t afford to overlook Smith, of course, or else the Englishman could shock the world. But assuming Alvarez takes care of business, the focus will shift to whether he’s ready for a huge challenge in the form of GGG.
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