Al­varez: Golovkin should be fear­ful of me

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Al­varez in­sists that he will face feared mid­dleweight Gen­nady Golovkin and that he has no prob­lem with the fight be­ing at 160lbs.

The Mex­i­can su­per­star will face WBO su­per­wel­ter­weight cham­pion Liam Smith in Texas to­day (5am UAE time) but is al­ready look­ing ahead to a block­buster show­down with Golovkin.

Canelo was pre­vi­ously ac­cused of duck­ing the Kazakh af­ter giv­ing up his mid­dleweight ti­tle in or­der to move down a weight class. How­ever, the 26-year-old is adamant that he wants to face Golovkin and is un­con­cerned about fight­ing the knock­out spe­cial­ist. “Any day, any time. When the ne­go­ti­a­tions are done and the fight is done, I will be ready. They need to worry about it, not me,” said Al­varez. “I’m not wor­ried at all about go­ing to 160lb. I’m a strong fighter, I’m a fighter who can adapt to my sur­round­ings.

“I can’t tell you now what I will be like at 160 as I don’t know yet. We will see in a cou­ple more fights in how I feel and look. We will see what comes.

“I will say this one more time. They need to worry. They need to make some­thing hap­pen.”

Golovkin stopped Kell Brook in five rounds in his last con­test to ex­tend his un­de­feated record to an im­pres­sive 36 wins, with 33 knock­outs.

Mean­while, Canelo has suf­fered just one de­feat to Floyd May­weather.

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