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CANELO ALVAREZ INSISTS GENNADY GOLOVKIN HAS TO FIGHT HIM AT 155; STANDS FIRM ON NOT MOVING UP TO 160

By Ben Thompson | October 21, 2015
CANELO ALVAREZ INSISTS GENNADY GOLOVKIN HAS TO FIGHT HIM AT 155; STANDS FIRM ON NOT MOVING UP TO 160

"If he wants to fight with me, let him come down to 155 and I'll fight him whatever day he wants," stated former jr. welterweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who made it crystal clear that undefeated middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will have to meet him at a catchweight of 155 pounds if he hopes to fight him in the near future.

Canelo is currently in camp training for his upcoming November 21 showdown with WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Although Cotto's 160-pound title will be on the line, both fighters agreed to face each other at 155 pounds. The WBC has mandated that immediately after the fight, the winner will have 15 days to agree to face Golovkin next or they will be stripped of the title. Judging from Canelo's comments, it doesn't sound like he's too concerned about losing the middleweight title should he come out victorious.

"At this moment, my body isn't ready for 160 pounds. Maybe 1 or 2 more years I'll be ready for 160, I don't know, but I'd be delighted to fight someone like Gennady. He's a great fighter and I think it would be a great fight. I'd be delighted to get him in a fight," Canelo explained in a recent interview with FightHype's own Luis Sandoval. Considering that Golovkin, as well as his promoter, Tom Loeffler, recently stated that he would only face Cotto or Canelo at 160 pounds for the title, it doesn't sound like a potential Canelo vs. Golovkin clash will be happening any time soon.

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