Satellite of Love: Canelo Talks the Talk

By Robert Ecksel on July 6, 2018
Satellite of Love: Canelo Talks the Talk
“I will prove with my fists that I am the best and he will eat all his words and speculations.”

The fighters recently met with the press via satellite call. Golovkin was in Big Bear, California. Canelo was in Guadalajara….

“The truth is that this fight means a lot to me because of all that has happened and all that has been said.”—Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

On Saturday, on September 15, in a fight televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBC/WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) the undefeated knockout artist from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, meets former WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), the heavy-handed redhead from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in an eagerly anticipated rematch.

The fighters recently met with the press via satellite call. Golovkin was in Big Bear, California. Canelo was in Guadalajara.

When asked about the failed drug tests for the zillionth time, Canelo said, “The reason for the cancellation, we all talked about that. The main thing is the fight got here, the fight got done. I did it for the fans. This is the fight you wanted to see and come September 15, I can assure you it will be a much better fight than what you would have seen in May.”

With the postponement, Canelo went to tainted meat rehab or wherever. Triple G went to Carson, California, to demolish Vanes Martirosyan. It was an impressive stoppage. But Canelo was not impressed.

“As far as what I thought about the fight, look,” he said, “you can’t call that a fight. You have no opponent. That’s not my level of opponent. I didn’t pay attention as far as that being a fight.”

Not much gets under Canelo’s skin, but one can’t blame Triple G for trying.

“Look, I’ve always had detractors,” said Canelo, “regardless I’m fighting him or who I’m fighting. There’s always that side of the fans that are the detractors, but I have much more, many more, that love and support me.

“And now, that little respect that I had or that we had, it’s been lost, and come September 15, it’s just him and me in the ring, whether I have the support or not. It’s just going to be him and me, and he’ll see.”

And what exactly will he see that he hasn’t seen before?

“I will prove with my fists that I am the best and Golovkin will eat all his words and speculations.”

Before the first fight they were polite.

Not anymore.

“Yes, absolutely, it’s changed, totally. They disrespected me for everything they have been saying, everything they have been doing, all their actions. Now it’s different. It’s personal.”

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  1. Koolz 04:26pm, 07/07/2018

    Damn it’s going to be another draw!  A war but a Draw!!!

    GGG come forward, Canelo backing up throwing combos from angles.  No one get’s KO’d.

    Probably the most amazing Middle Weight Fight in a long time!

  2. Norm 03:47am, 07/07/2018

    “Tainted meat rehab”! Hilarious!
    Canelo will now always be known as a juicer.
    My worry is that Golden Boy will push for that Byrd lady to judge this fight too!
    Otherwise she may sue citing sexism! Lol
    PPV isn’t getting my money for this fight.
    Zena Warrior Princess

  3. Lucas McCain 01:32pm, 07/06/2018

    Caryn Tate had a column here about Canelo’s footwork and mobility.  He shows these skills to advantage when dodging questions.  Nobody’s fooled, but he’s got his big paydays back, and so as far as he and Golden Boy are concerned, it’s mission accomplished.

  4. Baltazar Barron 11:36am, 07/06/2018

    You’re disappointing to the boxing fans taking steroids a banned substance to enhance your performance cuz you couldn’t win when you were natural no matter what you do your record will be guilty as charged you stopped the testing because you would have been proven guilty if you would have completed all five tests that would have proven your innocence or guilt.
    You took the coward way out

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