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Tom Loeffler says GGG remains undefeated, predicts Canelo trilogy date

World Boxing News 21/05/2019
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Tom Loeffler has weighed in the potential trilogy between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin.

The former unified the middleweight division after a stunning performance to outpoint Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Loeffler and GGG joined DAZN on a six-fight deal following HBO’s decision to leave the sport.

Golovkin, who fights Steve Rolls at a catchweight at 164-lbs, has reiterated his hopes of securing a third fight and will be fighting for the first time since his controversial defeat to Canelo.

Loeffler believes his fighter should still be undefeated. Reflecting back at both fights, he said: “I know there’re a lot of opinions on who won the two fights with Canelo. We certainly have our opinion, and that he’s still undefeated.

“He still should be considered the best middleweight in the world, but we consider him the people’s champion. This is really the return of the people’s champion.

“When you have a fighter who’s undefeated like Steve Rolls, hungry who can take everything that GGG earned in his career – these are the most dangerous kinds of fights that GGG can be involved in at this time.

“Obviously there’s a potential third fight with Canelo down the road. But if GGG overlooks someone like Steve, it’s one of those classic situations that could the upset the apple cart.”

Golovkin announced Johnathan Banks as his trainer after an unamicable split from long-term trainer Abel Sanchez after nine-years.

The Kazakhstan boxer, who has fought in eight different countries, prepares to return to Madison Square Garden for the third time in his career.


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Loeffler praised the former unified middleweight king.

“GGG has sold out MSG twice, The Forum twice. He sold out T-Mobile Arena twice. And he sold out The O2 Arena.

“He is truly a global ambassador for the sport. In my mind, he is still the best middleweight in the world.”

On whether Canelo and Golovkin need to fight on the traditional Mexican holiday weekend date, Loeffler added: “No matter which day that Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight again, it will be a Mexican holiday. Regardless of the date on the calendar.”

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