By Dan Ambrose: Coach & supervisor Eddy Reynoso says he’ll start negotiations between his fighter Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin for a trilogy combat if GGG efficiently defeats Ryota Murata on December twenty ninth.
Reynoso needs the Canelo-Golovkin trilogy match to happen in Mexico, and he’s going to see if that’s attainable.
If Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) balks on the concept of preventing Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs) in Mexico, he might miss out on the potential for going through the Mexican star.
Golovkin, DAZN, and the boxing world have been pushing for a trilogy match since GGG misplaced a questionable 12 spherical majority determination to Canelo in September 2018.
Relatively than giving the followers and DAZN what they need in a 3rd Golovkin encounter, Canelo has chosen to do his personal factor, opting to unify the tremendous middleweight division and seize a belt at 175.
None of Canelo’s fights within the final three years have matched the curiosity the boxing public had in his two contests with Golovkin.
With Golovkin about to show 40 in April, Canelo now not has time to delay the trilogy match.
If Canelo waits till Golovkin is 41 or 42, he received’t get credit score from followers if he beats him. Many will say he deliberately aged him earlier than lastly agreeing to the trilogy.
Reynoso need Canelo vs. Golovkin III in Mexico
“We must see,” mentioned Eddy Reynoso when requested if Canelo will drop again right down to tremendous middleweight after he fights at cruiserweight. “We’re going to maneuver up and down, and that’s one of many benefits a disciplined fighter has.
“I would love that Golovkin combat right here in Mexico, both in Guadalajara or right here in Mexico. I would love that trilogy combat right here in Mexico.
“Hopefully, the Golovkin trilogy combat will current itself. We’re going to see what he says. He fights on the finish of the yr [against Ryota Murata], and he fights in December towards Murata.
“After that combat, we’ll see if we are able to work one thing out. It’s troublesome, however hopefully, we are able to work one thing out,” mentioned Reynoso when requested about the potential for a combat between Canelo and Golovkin in Guadalajara.
Golovkin has a tricky combat on his arms towards Murata, and you may’t rule out an upset in that match-up. But when Golovkin wins, we’ll see if Reynoso is critical about looking to start talks for a 3rd combat.
Reynoso on Mayweather praising Canelo
“After Mayweather beat Canelo, he mentioned, ‘I’m leaving boxing. You’re the following one up,’ and it’s been like he mentioned,” mentioned Reynoso about Mayweather saying that Canelo would take over boxing after he retired.
“Mayweather has supported him as nicely and has expressed himself nicely over Canelo. In fact, Canelo has matured, and his boxing has gotten higher; he has fought necessary fights. Subsequently, I don’t assume Mayweather is flawed,” mentioned Reynoso.
“Speaking about Mexican boxing is speaking about the very best boxing in historical past. Canelo is among the many finest fighters from Mexico, and he might be amongst the most effective fighters that the world has given beginning to.
“A robust fighter that may combat in any class from tremendous middleweight to mild heavyweight. 175 and 168, we bought knockouts, and we’ve gone to 160 and 154. We’re prepared,” mentioned Reynoso.
It’s good that Mayweather has praised Canelo previously, however he shouldn’t let that go to his head.
Mayweather is an effective fighter and all, however Jose Luis Castillo arguably beat him of their first combat, and lots of boxing followers felt that Marcos Maidana deserved a win of their first encounter.
Through the later a part of Mayweather’s profession, he waited six years earlier than lastly preventing Manny Pacquiao, opting to attend till he was older earlier than going through him.
Mayweather didn’t combat Keith Thurman, and that was seen as him swerving the previous WBA/WBC welterweight champion.
Eddy assured Canelo beats Makabu
“Canelo helps all the selections we make,” mentioned Reynoso. “All of us make choices as a staff. He is aware of who [Ilunga] Makabu is, and he is aware of he has all of the instruments to beat him.
“He’s a powerful fighter that strikes ahead, that may hold, that has a very good punch, however we’re going to win,” Reynoso mentioned of Canelo’s subsequent opponent, 34-year-old Makabu.
“We had ideas of transferring to cruiserweight for 2 years or so. We’ve been sparring with world class heavyweights like Frank Sanchez. Actually, Canelo could be very sturdy, and we all know we’re going to present a very good combat.
“We’re going to see if we are able to go on to Makabu to barter a deal,” mentioned Reynoso. “No, no, no, that’s it,” Reynoso mentioned when requested if Canelo would think about transferring as much as heavyweight.
“What I need for Canelo is to continue to grow. I need him to be the very best and search for challenges. We all know he’s up for any problem we current to him.
“He’s disciplined, sturdy, clever within the ring. Subsequently, I’ve a variety of religion that we are going to win that combat, and that’s why we’re asking for that combat.
“Roughly, we’ll prepare for 4 months for Makabu. Canelo goes to start out coaching as soon as Christmas is over. Canelo is lifting weights in addition to shadow boxing and saying lively,” mentioned Reynoso.
Canelo will doubtless be slower after he bulks as much as combat WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu in early 2022. If Makabu can put his arms on Canelo, he might damage him and probably rating a knockout.
It’s a mistake for Canelo to select Makabu quite than one of many extremely revered cruiserweights like Mairis Briedis or Lawrence Okolie.
At the least if Canelo will get crushed by a kind of guys, he received’t be criticized almost as a lot as he’ll if he loses to Makabu, who’s considered because the weakest of the champions at cruiserweight.