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Undisputed super-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez wants to retire his foe.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the undisputed super-middleweight champion, has stated that he intends to retire Gennady Golovkin following their trilogy battle in Las Vegas. On September 17, four years after their rematch, Alvarez narrowly defeated Golovkin on points. Since their first bout, which ended in a contentious split draw, Golovkin and Alvarez, both 32, have created … Continue reading Undisputed super-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez wants to retire his foe.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the undisputed super-middleweight champion, has stated that he intends to retire Gennady Golovkin following their trilogy battle in Las Vegas.

On September 17, four years after their rematch, Alvarez narrowly defeated Golovkin on points.

Since their first bout, which ended in a contentious split draw, Golovkin and Alvarez, both 32, have created a furious rivalry.

Golovkin has regularly mentioned a six-month doping ban served by Alvarez in 2018, in addition to accusing him of fleeing their third fight.

Alvarez, who has won world titles in four divisions, cuts a calm figure as he speaks from his gym in San Diego, with a boxing ring just a few feet behind him. He is fluent and lucid while talking about golf.

“I don’t like that guy,” he says “Yes, that’s my goal.”

“It’s personal because he talked a lot of things about me all these years, so that’s why it’s personal for me,” Alvarez says.

“A beautiful sport,” he says. “When you make birdies, you make eagles, when you hit a really good shot – that feeling is amazing.”

He says he has several favorite golfers including Northern Irishman and four-time major winner Rory McIlory.

“Wow, he has a great swing and he’s a very good golfer. I follow him on Instagram,” says Alvarez, who only follows 174 people on the social media platform.

Golovkin has a spectacular boxing record and is a two-time unified champion, but Alvarez isn’t interested in his opponent.

When asked why he dislikes Golovkin, Alvarez responds, slightly exaggerating, that his opponent talks a lot of nonsense.

Alvarez is coming off a loss at light-heavyweight against WBA champion Dmitry Bivol, who won by majority decision in May.

That was only Alvarez’s second defeat in professional boxing, the other being in 2013 against Floyd Mayweather.

But Alvarez is unfazed by his setback and believes it has made him a more dangerous opponent.

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