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Canelo Alvarez: All of Golovkin's opponents have been easy

Canelo Alvarez offers his thoughts on Gennady Golovkin's resume, saying that all of his opponents have been 'the easy road.'

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Canelo Alvarez is either basking in the irony of the Golovkin-Brook announcement, or he really just doesn't think much of Gennady Golovkin. In a phone interview with, Canelo talks down Golovkin's accomplishments by saying that he's never faced anyone who has even presented a challenge to him.

"All of his opponents have been the easy road," Alvarez told in a phone interview. "He has never fought someone who has really pushed him or taken him to the next level. All of his opponents have been easy opponents."

Canelo went on to suggest that Golovkin is continuing to cherry pick opponents, like Kell Brook, while saying that he at least made things more even when he faced Khan at a 155lb catchweight.

"The main difference is that Brook is going up two weight classes," said Alvarez, who has been roasted for facing 154-pound titleholder Liam Smith on Sept. 17. "I only made Amir Khan go up one weight class. People say it was two but it was only one and this guy Brook is moving up two to fight GGG at 160. And that's the reason it's good not to speak or make comments on things that are out there."

Of course this statement doesn't really take into account the weight discrepancy after the weigh-in, when rehydration occurs, but it at least sounds good at face value. And after having Golovkin criticize him for facing Amir Khan in what he effectively called money-grab, it's now Canelo's turn to reciprocate.

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