Gennady Golovkin criticizes Canelo Alvarez for not finishing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Gennady Golovkin criticizes Canelo Alvarez for not finishing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

By: Joseph Correa

Published June 6, 2017

Gennady Golovkin bows to to crowd after an impressive stoppage victory over David Lemiuex. Photo: Ed Mulholland/K2

Gennady Golovkin bows to to crowd after an impressive stoppage victory over David Lemiuex. Photo: Ed Mulholland/K2


Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin says he was not impressed with Canelo Alvarez's victory over fellow Mexican fighter Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. when the two met this past May in Las Vegas. 

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Golovkin went on to say that Canelo looked "terrible" and that he is in for a "rude awakening when the two meet in the same building at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

Check out the full interview below:

Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) is coming off of a unanimous decision victory win over Brooklynite Daniel Jacobs in a fight which many felt could have gone either way. Jacobs was able to box effectively and neutralize a lot of what Golovkin does well and aside from the knockdown in round 4, kept the fight on even terms throughout. The fight went the distance snapping Golovkin's impressive twenty-three consecutive knockout streak raising questions as to whether or not Golovkin was losing some of his steam. The scores read 115-112, 115-112, 114-113. 

Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez is viewed by boxing fans worldwide as the biggest fight in the sport today. It takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 16 during Mexican Independence Day weekend.


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