Gennady Golovkin’s twin brother and trainer Max has torn into Canelo Alvarez ahead of the trilogy bout this weekend. He believes Canelo is “just an average boxer” and claims that his brother believes this as well.
Speaking during a promotional video for DAZN, Max said: “I personally consider Canelo to be just an average boxer. That’s how Gennady, our team and I see him. He’s just some average boxer who’s been promoted to the top. But we know who he is and what his team is.”
These comments come as a surprise considering the nip and tuck nature of Canelo and Golovkin’s rivalry. The pair fought each other at middleweight in 2017 and 2018 in two close encounters. Their first contest ended in a split draw, although the consensus is that GGG should have been given the nod.
When they boxed again 364 days later, it was another back-and-forth affair, but this time Canelo was given the victory via majority decision. Once again, the result was heavily contested by fans and media alike – leaving the door open for a definitive decider which will take place on September 17.
@zOmgBasedGoD added: “If he was average we wouldn’t be seeing a trilogy between these two fighters. Ggg wouldn’t had struggled so much and would’ve blew right through Canelo in the 1st fight. Stop the BS lol Canelo is the best fighter G ever fought.”
Canelo and Golovkin will do battle for a third time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – the site of their two previous contests. However, this time, they will meet each other at super-middleweight for Canelo’s WBC, WBA (super), IBF, WBO, and Ring Magazine straps in what will be GGG’s debut at the weight.