Canelo Alvarez calls out Gennady Golovkin
Canelo Alvarez and his camp issued a challenge to unified middleweight champion Gennedy Golovkin, following Alvarez’s knockout victory over Amir Khan.
“We don't come to play in this sport. I fear no one in this sport,” Alvarez said via ESPN. “I'll fight [Golovkin] right now. Let's put the gloves on and get in there with him.”
The call out seems to be the first step in setting up a match between two of the biggest names in the sport right now. Alvarez is the WBC champion, while Golovkin holds the WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight belts.
Golovkin has been vocal in his desire to fight Alvarez in recent weeks, and took to Twitter after Saturday’s fight to say he’s ready.
The two are supposed to fight in the fall of this year based on a deal they made with the WBC.