New light heavyweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez says a third fight with Middleweight champion Gennardy Golovkin isn’t off the table yet as it still remains a possibility.
Mexican Alvarez, who earned an 11th round knockout over Sergey Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday night to claim the Russian’s WBO light heavyweight strap at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, made this known shortly after his victory.
Both Alvarez and Golovkin are on the books of broadcaster DAZN and calls for a second rematch have intensified from boxing fans and pundits alike since their previous two fights ended with controversial results from the judges, a majority decision victory in 2018 for Alvarez, preceded by a disputed draw in 2017.
Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) has constantly refused to entertain the thought of a trilogy with the Kazakh native, but might have changed his stance following comments made on the back of his victory over Kovalev:
“It’s really not a challenge to me. We’ve fought 24 rounds and I beat him,” Alvarez said. “It’s really not a challenge for me, but if it represents business, why not?”.
Alvarez’s victory on Saturday night puts him in elite company in the sport’s history as he has now won titles in four different divisions and currently holds belts in three (middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight).
The future hall of famer, who jumped two divisions and gained 15 pounds to topple Kovalev, joins Hall of Famer Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and Jorge Arce as the fourth Mexican to win world titles in four different divisions, and also the first Mexican light heavyweight champion since Julio Gonzalez.