Canelo Alvarez Open To One More Fight Against Gennadiy Golovkin Under One Condition: “It Would Be At 168 Pounds”

By: Hans Themistode Canelo Alvarez made a bit more room on his championship mantle. The unified super middleweight titlist added the WBO belt previously held by Billy Joe Saunders to his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine champions. The two faced off this past weekend at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Saunders, 31, called it a night at the end of the eighth round after suffering a quadripod facial fracture. With the win, Alvarez is only one title away from becoming the first undisputed super middleweight of all time. In order to do so, Alvarez will look to take on IBF titlist, Caleb Plant. While negotiations between both sides are yet to begin, current IBF middleweight champion, and long-time rival, Gennadiy Golovkin, may attempt to interject. With the pair sharing a long history with one another, Alvarez admits that the two may meet in the ring once more. Be that as it may, Golovkin will have to wait his turn. “The truth is, I’m open for anything,” said Alvarez during an interview with Ring Magazine. “If the fight happens after unifying at 168 pounds, I'm open for anything." For Golovkin, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer still has a bone to pick with Alvarez. In September of 2017, the Kazakstan native was forced to settle for a highly controversial split decision draw against Alvarez. Unsatisfied with the results, Golovkin opted to have an immediate rematch and was subsequently defeated for the first time in his career via majority decision. Since then, Golovkin has gotten back to his winning ways, stopping both Steve Rolls and Kamil Szeremeta while sandwiching a decision victory against Sergiy Derevyanchenko in between. Alvarez, of course, has been busy adding up the wins as well. The pound-for-pound star has picked up world titles at middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight before ultimately settling in at super middleweight. Although Golovkin has now been a pro for a decade and a half, he has spent his entire career in the middleweight division. Despite Golovkin’s comfort at 160 pounds, Alvarez is enjoying his time eight pounds north. If Golovkin expects to get his hands on the Mexican star one final time, he’ll have to campaign at a higher weight class for the first time in his career. “I’m open for anything, but it would be at 168 pounds,” continued Alvarez. “If he wants the fight with me, he has to do it. Why wouldn’t he do it? I went up from 154 up to 160 to fight with him. I’ve fought a lot of good fighters, a lot of champions. I beat him.” The post Canelo Alvarez Open To One More Fight Against Gennadiy Golovkin Under One Condition: “It Would Be At 168 Pounds” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Canelo Alvarez Open To One More Fight Against Gennadiy Golovkin Under One Condition: “It Would Be At 168 Pounds”

By: Hans Themistode

Canelo Alvarez made a bit more room on his championship mantle. The unified super middleweight titlist added the WBO belt previously held by Billy Joe Saunders to his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine champions. The two faced off this past weekend at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Saunders, 31, called it a night at the end of the eighth round after suffering a quadripod facial fracture. With the win, Alvarez is only one title away from becoming the first undisputed super middleweight of all time. In order to do so, Alvarez will look to take on IBF titlist, Caleb Plant.

While negotiations between both sides are yet to begin, current IBF middleweight champion, and long-time rival, Gennadiy Golovkin, may attempt to interject. With the pair sharing a long history with one another, Alvarez admits that the two may meet in the ring once more. Be that as it may, Golovkin will have to wait his turn.

“The truth is, I’m open for anything,” said Alvarez during an interview with Ring Magazine. “If the fight happens after unifying at 168 pounds, I'm open for anything."

For Golovkin, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer still has a bone to pick with Alvarez. In September of 2017, the Kazakstan native was forced to settle for a highly controversial split decision draw against Alvarez. Unsatisfied with the results, Golovkin opted to have an immediate rematch and was subsequently defeated for the first time in his career via majority decision.

Since then, Golovkin has gotten back to his winning ways, stopping both Steve Rolls and Kamil Szeremeta while sandwiching a decision victory against Sergiy Derevyanchenko in between. Alvarez, of course, has been busy adding up the wins as well. The pound-for-pound star has picked up world titles at middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight before ultimately settling in at super middleweight.

Although Golovkin has now been a pro for a decade and a half, he has spent his entire career in the middleweight division. Despite Golovkin’s comfort at 160 pounds, Alvarez is enjoying his time eight pounds north. If Golovkin expects to get his hands on the Mexican star one final time, he’ll have to campaign at a higher weight class for the first time in his career.

“I’m open for anything, but it would be at 168 pounds,” continued Alvarez. “If he wants the fight with me, he has to do it. Why wouldn’t he do it? I went up from 154 up to 160 to fight with him. I’ve fought a lot of good fighters, a lot of champions. I beat him.”

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Eddie Hearn: Fury-Joshua Fight To Go Down August 7th or 14th In Saudi Arabia

By: Sean Crose Although many will take the news with a grain of salt, Matchroom Boxing honcho Eddie Hearn has declared that the beyond long long awaited heavyweight championship bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is set to go down in August in Saudi Arabia. "August the seventh, August the fourteenth," Hearn told Sky Sports Television Tuesday. "I think it's a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia."  Hearn, who is Joshua's promoter, went on to provide some details regarding the promotion for the Fury fight. "It's the same people we did the deal with for Andy Ruiz," he said. "We're very comfortable. Anthony's comfortable. He knows those people. They delivered on every one of their promises last time. We're ready to go." Hearn, who has teamed up with Fury's promoters, Bob Arum and Frank Warren, appears to be the one doing the lion's share of the work here, at least when it comes to landing the fight in Saudi Arabia. Still, the glacial pace at which the bout is being made has frustrated many. Warren has declared that "we can't go on forever with this." Meanwhile Joshua himself directed a Tweet at Fury on Monday. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) “Spartan.” I’m tired. My fans are tired. Your fans are tired. We’re all tired of the talk. Less talk. More action!" Fury subsequently responded by tweeting: "come get some then you big ugly Dosser???? YOUR NO TALK NO ACTION." The good news here is that it's clear each man wants the fight to happen. There's also strong interest among boxing's fan base to see the first undisputed heavyweight champion in ages. Right now, Fury holds the WBC and lineal crowns while Joshua is in possession of the WBA, IBF and WBO belts. The winner of a fight between the two would be the unquestioned king of boxing's big men. Major bouts are so hard to make these days, however, that sometimes the public seems to give up on the hope of them ever happening. This, for instance, seems to be the case with welterweight titlists Errol Spence and Terence Crawford. Theirs was a once highly anticipated match that much of boxing's fandom has now essentially given up on happening. The fact that Spence and Crawford fight in the same division legends Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns held titles in speaks volumes about the state of the cotemporary fight game. For Leonard and Hearns fought an all time classic for divisional supremacy, where the suspicion among many now is that Spence and Crawford aren't going to fight at all. The post Eddie Hearn: Fury-Joshua Fight To Go Down August 7th or 14th In Saudi Arabia appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Eddie Hearn: Fury-Joshua Fight To Go Down August 7th or 14th In Saudi Arabia

By: Sean Crose

Although many will take the news with a grain of salt, Matchroom Boxing honcho Eddie Hearn has declared that the beyond long long awaited heavyweight championship bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is set to go down in August in Saudi Arabia. "August the seventh, August the fourteenth," Hearn told Sky Sports Television Tuesday. "I think it's a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia."  Hearn, who is Joshua's promoter, went on to provide some details regarding the promotion for the Fury fight.

"It's the same people we did the deal with for Andy Ruiz," he said. "We're very comfortable. Anthony's comfortable. He knows those people. They delivered on every one of their promises last time. We're ready to go." Hearn, who has teamed up with Fury's promoters, Bob Arum and Frank Warren, appears to be the one doing the lion's share of the work here, at least when it comes to landing the fight in Saudi Arabia. Still, the glacial pace at which the bout is being made has frustrated many. Warren has declared that "we can't go on forever with this." Meanwhile Joshua himself directed a Tweet at Fury on Monday.

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

“Spartan.” I’m tired. My fans are tired. Your fans are tired. We’re all tired of the talk. Less talk. More action!" Fury subsequently responded by tweeting: "come get some then you big ugly Dosser???? YOUR NO TALK NO ACTION." The good news here is that it's clear each man wants the fight to happen. There's also strong interest among boxing's fan base to see the first undisputed heavyweight champion in ages. Right now, Fury holds the WBC and lineal crowns while Joshua is in possession of the WBA, IBF and WBO belts. The winner of a fight between the two would be the unquestioned king of boxing's big men.

Major bouts are so hard to make these days, however, that sometimes the public seems to give up on the hope of them ever happening. This, for instance, seems to be the case with welterweight titlists Errol Spence and Terence Crawford. Theirs was a once highly anticipated match that much of boxing's fandom has now essentially given up on happening. The fact that Spence and Crawford fight in the same division legends Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns held titles in speaks volumes about the state of the cotemporary fight game. For Leonard and Hearns fought an all time classic for divisional supremacy, where the suspicion among many now is that Spence and Crawford aren't going to fight at all.

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