The constant criticism of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) by boxing fans for him failing to fight IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) seems to have finally gotten to him after all this time, as he’s now going into the attack mode in lashing out at GGG rather than simply explaining in a logical way that he’s just not feeling up to risking his hide right now against the talented fighter from Kazakhstan.
Canelo has been taking withering hits from the boxing world ever since he chose to vacate his WBC middleweight title this year rather than do the brave thing and face Golovkin.
“I have always said that I fear no man, and when I feel my body is ready, I will take on anyone and everyone in the division that I am fighting,” said Canelo.
Well, if Canelo is truly not in fear of any man, then he needs to take a big step up in class and take the Golovkin fight so that he can shut down the criticism that is being leveled at him from all corners of the globe. By not stepping up and taking on Golovkin, Canelo puts himself at the mercy of the critics that are having a field day in bashing him over and over again.
Canelo avoiding the Golovkin fight and putting it off into the future creates a virus-like amount of criticism that spreads daily. It’s like the way a rumor spreads to the point where it’s everywhere and it’s hurting you. Canelo needs to step up and take the fight with Golovkin even if he feels that he’s not ready to take the fight due to his body being too small or whatever excuse he has for not agreeing to it.
“I’m 26-years-old. I’ve fought some of the best fighters in the world out there, every fight I’m making history,” said Canelo to the dailystar.co.uk. “He’s [Golovkin] the older fighter and he hasn’t fought anybody. He’s the one who has to worry about his legacy. I don’t have to worry about mine,” said Canelo.
Canelo is really kidding himself if he thinks he’s making history with every fight. Look at Canelo’s last fight against welterweight Amir Khan. Where is the history in beating a past his prime, fragile-chinned former lightweight like Khan? There’s no history there. Look at who Canelo is fighting next on September 17. He’s fighting WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith, a fighter who is flawed and very beatable. Where’s the history in that fight?
“When I train, I only focus on one fighter, and that is the one in front of me. Liam Smith is undefeated and the WBO champion. He has knocked out many other fighters and is hungry to become a superstar,” said Canelo.