Usually polite and respectful in the build up to his fights Canelo Alvarez is not holding back with his opinions on Gennadiy Golovkin.
The two fighters will square off on September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas for a third time with Golovkin yet to register a win against the Mexican.
Since rumours of the fight circulated earlier in the year Canelo has made it perfectly clear he does not like the 40-year-old.
With the fight now officially announced Canelo has had his say during the two press conferences and hasn’t let up since then. Speaking to TMZ he said:
“He’s not honest, he’s a f***ing a**hole.”
“He pretends [to] be a good person and be different but he’s not.”
“He talks a lot of shit about me, and he say I respect him, his career and in other part he says no he’s embarrassing boxing, embarrassing for Mexican boxing. And in front of me he say no I respect his career, I respect this and this. I hate the motherfucker because of that.”
The 31-year-old is the current Undisputed Super Middleweight champion but goes into the bout in September on the back of a defeat. Canelo attempted to become a two-time Light Heavyweight champion in May but found Dmitry Bivol a step too far. And while he may have lost there is still pride in having taken on another great challenge.
“Nobody like to lose but I take the risk, I feel proud of myself because I take the risk. I don’t need to take that kind of risk. I like that kind of risk; kind of challenge and I feel proud of myself.”
“I feel sad after the loss, but I take the risk because I want to be a great and I’m looking for greatness. When you look for greatness it’s a lot of things in front of you, hard things. I’m still looking forward and I’m in that way.”