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Golovkin: I Don’t Have Any Hate Towards Canelo

Gennadiy Golovkin has responded to comments from Canelo Alvarez that a third fight between them is “personal”.

The two rivals, who have already fought twice, are believed to be fighting once again in September. To do so Golovkin must beat Ryota Murata on April 9 in a middleweight unification and Canelo will have to defeat WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol on May 7.

At the launch press conference for Canelo’s next fight the Mexican said that a trilogy fight against ‘GGG’ is personal and said the Kazakh “says a lot of things” and “talks shit”.

In an interview this week Ariel Helwani asked Golovkin about what was said.

“If he believes that something has been said and he believes that it’s personal, where has he been all these years? Three or four years already,” said Golovkin.

The current IBF middleweight champion then alluded to Canelo’s failed drug test in March 2018 which had trace levels of clenbuterol. The news came just two months before Golovkin was to face him in a rematch from their 2017 which he lost on points.

“I have not said anything bad,” said Golovkin. “Whatever has been said was tied to the scandals and he was the cause of those scandals. If he believes people [are] talking shit that’s the entire world using the arguments, and everything can be proven. 

“To him to start giving interview right now and frame it in this way is kind of low I would say, it’s kind of mean. It’s indecent behaviour. I do not have any hate. I don’t talk about him at all, and he’s not been in my focus currently for quite a while. Whatever has been said in the past has been said in connection with the events that did take place and there are arguments that you cannot argue with.”