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Gennady Golovkin doesn’t want to hear anymore about Canelo

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Gennady Golovkin doesn’t want to hear anymore about Canelo

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Gennady Golovkin doesn’t want to hear anymore about Canelo

Gennady Golovkin will be back in a familiar place Saturday night, as he fights for a version of the World Middleweight Championship, once again, at Madison Square Garden.

And for the 37 year old former undisputed champ, he’s focused in only his Russian opponent Sergey Derevyacnhenko and not on what might be happening after Saturday night:

That’s according to Sergio “the Latin Snake” Mora, who joined me on the Big Fight Weekend podcast previewing the IBF Middleweight Championship:

That fight is the main event on the DAZN streaming service show from the Garden Saturday night. Mora will be on the call with Brian Kenny and Chris Mannix, as Golovkin headlines for the fourth time in his career at MSG.

Mora told us that he had an opportunity to speak with Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) Thursday after Golovkin had done numerous press interviews with local New York and other outlets around the world. And, Golovkin had gotten increasingly in aggravated at repeated questions about when he expects to get in the ring again with Middleweight champ, Canelo Alvarez for a third time?

When we asked Mora for a word to describe Golovkin on Thursday afternoon,

“Frustrated. Annoyed. He doesn’t wan to hear the ‘C-word’ anymore. He doesn’t want to be asked about Canelo….. Anytime he’s being asked about Canelo, it’s: ‘Guys, I don’t want to talk about him. I’m done with him. I’m fighting Derevyanchenko. Ask me about Derevyanchenko.'”

It’s totally understandable, as Alvarez defeated Golovkin for his only professional loss by a controversial unanimous decision last September in Las Vegas. And the Mexican champ apparently has no interest in agreeing to a third fight with “Triple G.”

This despite the fact that “Triple G” signed on with the DAZN streaming service, in part, to be under the same network television arm to enhance the chances at getting that third fight with Canelo.

Yet, Alvarez instead has decided to move up to light heavyweight and fight Russian WBO Champ, Sergey Kovalev on November 2nd.

So at this point, Golovkin can only hope to be impressive, and maybe even early against the hardly proven (13-1) Derevyanchenko.  Then, he can wait to see if Canelo might be in his future for 2020.

For now. Don’t ask Triple G about anyone other than the Russian, who he’ll be seeing in the ring late Saturday night.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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