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Canelo to GGG: We don’t f*** around, I’ll put the gloves on again now!

Phil Jay 08/05/2016

WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez had a stark warning for divisional rival Gennady Golovkin following his standout victory over Amir Khan on Saturday night.

The Mexican took Khan out with a vicious sixth round wonder-punch to retain his title and invited Golovkin into the ring after his triumph to tell the three-belt champion that he now has him in his sights.

“I invited him (GGG) to come to the ring because like we say in Mexico, ‘We don’t fuck around!’ – I don’t fear anyone and we don’t come to play in this sport. I’d put on the gloves again (and fight right now),” Canelo told Max Kellerman of HBO.

On his performance, Canelo added: “I knew he was fast and that thing would be complicated from the beginning. I knew in the end it would come to my favour and everybody saw that.

“A lot of people focus on my power but I have more qualities in the ring. People can see that now and that’s what happened. I like to surprise everyone.

“Someone that comes into box obviously gives you more trouble, but someone who comes to attack you gives you the opportunity to have a very nice fight.”

The WBC have given Canelo just a few weeks to arrange a massive unification with Golovkin for later this year, having been given time to grow into the 160 limit by President Mauricio Sulaiman.

Canelo could face being stripped if no agreement is forthcoming this month.