Golovkin Open To Canelo Trilogy Bout

IBF middleweight king Gennady Golovkin says a trilogy bout with undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is still possible in the future.

Golovkin, who prepares for his unification with WBA middleweight title-holder Ryota Murata on December 29 in Japan, admits he would only move up in weight to face his Mexican rival if a concrete offer was made.

The pair battled to a controversial draw back in 2018, before Canelo edging out a majority decision victory in their 2019 rematch.

“This [Canelo] fight is possible,” Golovkin said to Sky Sports. “Nothing has changed. There are certain questions which have been posed. They are still open, they remain unanswered. 

“We have been discussing it but haven’t moved towards this fight for quite some time. You are interested because he beat all the UK fighters! But it is of no concern to me.

“We fought, I know who he is. I don’t think about him at all. It isn’t something I don’t give any thought to. I don’t want to entertain moving to a different division unless there is an offer on the table.

“Imagine if I moved to 175lbs, the number of people calling me out will increase by 30 percent! The army of fighters who self-promote themselves by using my name would only increase in number.”