During this media scrum caught by FightHub, Canelo Alvarez fields media questions about his Sept. 16 fight with Gennady Golovkin.
Canelo on his past sparring with Golovkin:
“That sparring happened about six years ago. He’s gotten better, I’ve gotten better. It could help a little but I’m not going to get ahead of myself, I think we’ve both gotten better and sparring doesn’t influence a fight. It’s very different. So I think it will be a good fight, a fight the people want to see, a hard fight, but we’re happy.
“My trainer says that when I’m inspired nobody can stop me.”
On what it would mean for him to beat Golovkin:
“Not just to beat Golovkin, but to beat all fighters means a lot to my legacy. Like my team says, this fight is a culmination of 14 years of work but we’re ready for a big test and we’re going to pass it.”
On what makes him better than Golovkin:
“I think that talking about advantages at this stage is [not important]. He’s a strong fighter that’s aggressive and comes forward. He also has experience and a lot of amateur fights too. Also, he has a lot of professional fights. But I think I’m better than him and we’ll see on September 16.
On what he thinks about all the people who accused him of ducking Golovkin this whole time:
“They will always criticize me, even after beating Golovkin, they’ll always criticize me. But I don’t worry about it.”