Yep, it still seems like a shocker that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez received a boxing lesson courtesy of light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol on May 7. Bivol’s dominant unanimous decision victory did a few things to Alvarez: It wiped out his 8-fight win streak; it shattered the mystique of an indestructible Canelo; and it also cracked open two big questions — one about Alvarez’s next fight and the second about his standing in the boxing world.
Chris Eubank Jr.’s team intend to open talks over a potential fight with Gennady Golovkin.Golovkin had been expected to target a third encounter with Canelo Alvarez as his next fight, but the Mexican’s defeat to Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night means he is likely to be otherwise engaged if he activates his rematch clause.That may enable Eubank Jr., who has long wanted the chance to take on Golovkin.The Kazakh middleweight beat RyÅta Murata in Japan last month to add the WBA world title to the IBF and IBO belts that Golovkin already held.“Absolutely,” Eubank Jr.’s promoter Kalle Sauerland told the...
Canelo Alvarez's ring resume isn't quite pristine. He's been a professional boxer for more than half his life, with precisely two losses in 61 fights. The first blemish came nearly nine years ago against imminent Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and is largely pardoned these days as simply too much, too soon for a 22-year-old kid.
Fight Talk: Should Gennady Golovkin retire or chase Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez trilogy? Is Ryan Garcia still learning? Mikaela Mayer targets big fights
In this week's Fight Talk, we look at what could be next for newly-crowned unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and the return of lightweight star Ryan Garcia. Golovkin's slow-burner knockout of Ryoto Murata secured him the WBA (Super) title and boosted his chances of a potential trilogy fight with Mexican great Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
Gennady Golovkin became the unified world middleweight champion with a ninth-round stoppage of Japanese fighter Ryōta Murata on Saturday
Gennady Golovkin headlines a busy fight weekend that includes two title fights on the UFC 273 pay-per-view card in Jacksonville, Florida.
The veteran middleweight champion is ready for one last run at the top, fighting Ryōta Murata this weekend before a potential rematch with old foe Canelo Álvarez
Gennady Golovkin thinks his experience will give him the edge in his world middleweight unification bout against Japan's Ryota Murata on Saturday. Kazakhstan boxer Golovkin, who turns 40 on Friday, will be fighting for the first time since December 2020. Murata's WBA title is on the line, as are Golovkin's...
Gennady Golovkin views the experience he has gained in a glittering professional career that shows no signs of slowing down as an “additional edge” in his vast armoury.The day after turning 40, and with his status as one of the all-time great middleweights already assured, Golovkin this weekend takes on Ryota Murata in a world title unification fight in Japan.It ends nearly 16 months of inactivity for Golovkin – Saturday’s contest was supposed to take place on December 29 only to be shelved due to coronavirus restrictions – but the Kazakh is unfazed by the delay.Retirement is still a long...