Undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has suggested that a trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin is likely to land on September 17 rather than a rematch with WBA light-heavyweight king Dmitry Bivol.
Mexican star Alvarez lost via unanimous decision to Bivol earlier this month, though had the contractual option of an immediate rematch.
Golovkin was set to be announced as Canelo’s next foe post-fight had he beaten Bivol – a fight that now looks likely to still go ahead.
“Surely yes [Golovkin is next],” Canelo said at a press conference on Monday. “We already had that contract, that deal, so we have to continue what we started and I think those are the two biggest fights in boxing, the fight with Golovkin and the rematch with Bivol.
“Because unfortunately we lost, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try again. The important thing here is perseverance and we’re going to do it again.”