According to Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, 2016 will contain plenty of cinnamon sweetness. The young Mexican boxer plans to fight three times this year, “if his body allows it.” In an interview with ESPN, Canelo also talked about Gennady Golovkin, words every boxing fan likes to hear come out of Canelo’s mouth.
But given the fact that Canelo does not yet have a scheduled match for 2016, it is very unlikely that he’ll get to fight three times, even if the last match of the year is in December, as he stated in his plans.
What about Triple G? Another false promise? This fight is likely to happen, especially since the Mexican boxer is running out of options for notable fights. Of course, he can always take on Cotto in a rematch, grabbing the big fight of the year, then battle a lesser opponent and this way postpone the Golovkin fight until 2017.
In fact, in the interview, Canelo clearly stated that he has no plans to accommodate Golovkin in regards to weight, saying that it took him a lot of work to get where he is, and that he is not giving anyone an advantage anymore.
Canelo struggles to make it to 155 pounds, but nonetheless, that’s the weight he has fought at in his last fights, while Golovkin competes in the regular middleweight division at 160 pounds.
Let’s just hope everything works out and we get Canelo vs. GGG in 2016, otherwise we’ll be getting a Cotto rematch, or probably an action-packed bout with either David Lemieux or Gabriel Rosado, both former Golovkin victims.