CANELO ALVAREZ insists he could ‘do some serious damage’ to fierce rival Gennady Golovkin if they meet in a trilogy fight.
The two men have shared the ring twice in 2017 and 2018.
Canelo Alvarez insists he would inflict ‘serious damage’ on Gennady Golovkin if they met for a third timeCredit: Getty
The Mexican (54-1-2, 36 KOs) eventually claimed a win after a controversial draw he felt he should have won in their first bout.
Now Canelo, 30, insists he no longer looks at his 38-year-old rival in the same light after those meetings.
And as fans clamour to see a third and final showdown between the pair, four-weight world champ believes there would only be one brutal outcome should the Kazakhstani climb back into the ring with him.
Canelo, who beat England’s Callum Smith via unanimous decision last month, told Ring Magazine: “I feel like I’m at my peak.
“If it happens a third time, I feel so good that I could most likely knock him out and do some serious damage.”
Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) handed mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta a beating of a lifetime to defend his IBF and IBO middleweight titles in December.
Rumours are now circulating that the two icons are already in discussions for a trilogy.
And despite their first meeting ending in a draw, Canelo is adamant their rivalry has been one-sided.
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He added: “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
“I did my job already by beating him twice.”
Canelo boasts a record of 54-1, with his only defeat coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.
Eddie Hearn is already trying to plan Canelo’s next move following his impressive victory over Smith.
Canelo has 90 days to defend his WBC crown against mandatory challenger Yildirim.