It’s the ongoing saga between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin hasn’t been enough to prove to you that this time the fight is personal, Canelo lays it out plainly. Canelo appeared on ESPN Deportes to talk about his upcoming rematch with Golovkin and calls him a hypocrite for squabbling over purse money while publicly insisting that he’s a true fighter and not a businessman.
“I don’t know why they’re annoyed, if I’m the one that has made them the most money,” he said. “They say that is not important, that they are not arguing about it, but it’s the first thing they are fighting for: the money, the purse. They only care about that. The hypocrisy is ... saying that is not important is the first hypocrisy.”
Canelo also says that the mutual respect that they’ve had leading into their first fight is now gone after all the strong rhetoric that came out of Golovkin’s camp over the past few months, and that the personal nature of the banter has only increased his desire to make a statement.
“No doubt this will be a better fight,” Alvarez said. “The desire to tear his head off is so big, and it will be much better.”
The 27-year-old Mexican star would continue by saying that he already has a strategy to improve on his first performance against Golovkin, and that a lot of it revolves around improving his physical conditioning so that maintain a certain pace in the fight.