One frequent theme going into the third struggle between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17 is Triple-G’s age, 40.
After all, it’s pure to wonder if Golovkin has declined, notably as a result of he has appeared at the least considerably susceptible in current fights. That’s why some consider Alvarez may blow out his rival after a disputed draw and shut choice in Alvarez’s favor of their first two fights.
Golovkin’s coach, Johnathon Banks, doesn’t see any cause to even go there.
“I believe the one folks that’s apprehensive about his age is the media,” Banks advised reporters at a information convention in New York, in line with BoxingScene.com. “I don’t even suppose the opposite opponents is even apprehensive about his age. … I’m not apprehensive about it. I fear about after I see the decelerate. Then I’ll acknowledge it.
“However as of proper now, so long as he stays motivated and he’s working his butt off to perform the objective, I don’t see any cause to drag him again and begin discussing how outdated he’s and this and that.”
That doesn’t imply Banks believes that Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) will probably be precisely the identical fighter who tangled with Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) in 2017 and 2018. The identical goes for Alvarez, who will probably be 32 once they struggle.
“Like I say, each fighters are totally different coming into this struggle since 4 years in the past once they fought,” Banks mentioned. “I believe each fighters are totally different and that may make it a fair higher struggle.”
Alvarez will probably be defending his undisputed 168-pound championship towards Golovkin. The Mexican star is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Dmitry Bivol in Could, his first defeat since he was outpointed by Floyd Mayweather in 2013.
Golovkin, a reigning 160-pound titleholder, will probably be shifting up in weight for the struggle. He has defeated Steve Rolls, Sergey Derevyanchenko, Kamil Szeremeta and Ryoto Murata (to unify two titles) because the loss to Alvarez.