Canelo on GGG: I really don’t like him, want to KO him
In his fourth blog installment, Canelo Alvarez outlined his plan of action ahead of his rematch on HBO this weekend against Gennady Golovkin.
Speaking as the days tick by to his Pay-Per-View blockbuster, Canelo reiterated his desire to put Golovkin on the canvas and take away his middleweight title belts.
How important is this fight for your legacy?
“I’m very happy with my career. I’m very proud of what I have done in these roughly 13 years in the sport,” said Canelo.
“I think I’m creating a legacy that is leaving me very satisfied. Obviously, I still have many years in the sport, but at this rate I am satisfied with what I have done.
“My objectives in the sport of boxing is to take advantage of my opportunities and to make history. I’m going to keep making the best fights.
“A career in boxing is short, and I want to do it well. I’m going to do my best and take advantage 100% in this sport to leave a great legacy, which is what I hope for.
“It’s definitely more personal now. I really don’t like him [Golovkin]. It’s personal, and I take it that way. It will make me train harder and give it the extra push to knock him out on September 15.
“The first fight gave me the guidelines to know what to do in the second fight, to know what to do differently. In the first fight, I realized a lot of things.
“I learned that I can knock him out. I learned that I can hurt him. There are a lot of things I learned in that fight, but also in that first fight, it was my first fight officially at 160 pounds, at the 160 pound limit, so I had to adapt. But now I’m surer and more confident about what I can do in this rematch.
Canelo vs. GGG 2 takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.