Exclusive: Ex-world champ Peter Quillin discusses Golovkin v Canelo

Joe Hewlett 03/07/2017

Canelo Alvarez and GGG’s blockbuster fight will take place in Vegas on September 16. Up for grabs are four of the five major titles, plus the vacant ring magazine and lineal middleweight titles.

The fight was confirmed immediately after Canelo fought Chavez Jr back in May.

Former WBO king Peter Quillin believes Canelo hasn’t been given the recognition he deserves.

“People don’t give Canelo as much as the chance they are supposed to. He’s been learning a lot since he’s been fighting. You see him fight Mayweather, one of the best fighters in the world and you see him use some of things he’s learnt from that fight in some of his recent fights,” Quillin exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Not to take anything away from Gennady Golovkin, who won a medal for his country and has now gone on to become one of the most talented middleweights out there.”

GGG was last in action against Daniel Jacobs, where he secured a unanimous decision on points to capture the WBA belt. Despite his victory, many felt Jacobs had won and Quillin believes the fight has displayed frailties within his game.

“In my opinion, the fight with Danny Jacobs showed the man in him. They made him into this super man and then you got to see the man that he really is. I think a fight between Canelo and Jacobs would have been better but it’s about the money

“That being said, it’s going to be a great fight and these guys are the ones the fans want to see get it on. It’s going to be one of those fights that everybody wants to see as it’s been building up for years. The main thing is, the best man will win,” he added.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95