Canelo upset over Golovkin WBC title

By Daily Sports on May 6, 2017

Saul “Canelo Alvarez is still fuming at the World Boxing Council for them giving his vacated WBC middleweight title to mandatory challenger Gennady “GGG: Golovkin without him having to fight for it inside the ring like he had in winning it off Miguel Cotto.

Canelo complains that he had to beat Cotto in 2015 to earn the WBC 160lb belt, and then the WBC just gave his title to GGG after he chose not to fight him.

Canelo had ample time to take the fight with Golovkin, but he chose instead to defend the WBC belt against welterweight Amir Khan last May. This was a missed opportunity for the unbeaten redheaded Mexican star to fight Golovkin to do what champions are expected to do in defending against their mandatory challengers. Canelo decided to fight Khan in what some boxing fans saw another business fight instead of a competitive one.

“I won that belt with blood, sweat, sacrifice, a great training camp, by beating Miguel Angel Cotto,” Canelo said to

“When I vacated it, they gave it to the other guy like that, without making him drop a bead of sweat. He didn’t even go through a single training camp and they gave it to him. They put it on the table. That’s not an organization you can respect.”

Canelo may win back the WBC title if he agrees to fight Golovkin next September. It’s as simple as that. Instead of being upset at Golovkin winning the WBC title outside of the ring, Canelo should focus on trying to face him and beat him to take it back. It won’t be easy though. Golovkin is a lot better fighter than the guys that Canelo has been fighting since he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.

Canelo should be fighting Golovkin this Saturday night instead of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Canelo could have had the Golovkin fight in May, but he chose to fight Chavez Jr. in what is viewed by the fans as a business fight.

Photo shows Saul “Canelo Alvarez in action.

Source Daily Sports

Posted May 6, 2017


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