Have you ever heard the saying “Your actions speak louder than your words”? Well, Canelo Alvarez’s actions have said that he is ducking Gennady Golovkin. So, I am more than a little skeptical when Oscar De La Hoya says that we will see Canelo-Golovkin in 2017.
First off, the WBC named Gennady Golovkin the mandatory challenger for Canelo after he defeated Miguel Cotto to get the belt. Instead of fighting Golovkin, he essentially refused and gave the belt to Golovkin. If handing his belt away doesn’t say that Canelo is ducking him I don’t know what does. Well wait there’s more.
The media has asked Canelo repeatedly about a fight with Golovkin and his favorite go to excuse was that he was not a middleweight and more of a super welterweight. He told RingTV.com earlier in the year-
“I’m not a middleweight, I’m a super welterweight. That’s my weight class.”
Apparently Canelo has forgotten what he said because he is now negotiating a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr at 165 lbs. So to reiterate, when asked to fight at middleweight (160 pounds) against Golovkin it’s a problem. However, fighting Chavez at 165 pounds is no problem at all. Talk about hypocrisy. Look Canelo, you might as well tell the general public you are ducking him.
Before all the Canelo fan boys jump down my throat, I’m not saying he will lose. That’s the sad thing about it. I believe Canelo has what he needs to beat Golovkin but maybe he and his team doubt his abilities or perhaps he remembers the sparring session him and Golovkin had and is a little intimidated. Here is to hoping we get this fight in the upcoming year.