In this video interview with Fight Hub TV, Canelo Alvarez discusses what he’s working on leading into his rematch with Gennady Golovkin next month and reflects a little on their first fight. Check it out...
Canelo on what will be different in this rematch with Golovkin:
“I think the first fight showed me what I need to do in the rematch...I have to throw more punches, be more consistent in throwing punches. We’re going to work more on physical conditioning. That’s what was missing a little in the first fight. I was in good shape but I needed a little more to throw more punches.”
On if Golovkin was what he expected him to be in the ring:
“I knew who he was from the beginning. He’s been a middleweight all his career. I always said when I moved up to 160 I was going to face the best. I assumed he was the best. I faced him and I felt really good. I felt really good.
“His power wasn’t out of this world. I felt good, I’m a strong fighter too. The first fight showed me what I need to do in order to win this rematch convincingly, even though I keep thought I won the first fight. Whatever it takes, I have to do something different in this fighgt to win convincingly.”
On his reaction to Golovkin taking some of his best punches:
“I knew he was a fighter that could take a lot of punches. He can take a lot of punches upstairs. I simply thought to keep fighting my fight...
On what it was like taking a clean shot from Golovkin:
“When he hit me it was a punch that would’ve knocked out anyone, between the ear and the neck. I didin’t feel anything so it gave me more confidence. So he has a strong punch, respectable, but nothing out of this world.”
On how he would rate Golovkin’s power from 1 to 10:
“I think he’s a fighter that has an 8 out of 10, 9 out of 10...He’s a strong fighter.”