Canelo Alvarez: Ryan Garcia is a little child who has done nothing, discusses the Gennady Golovkin trilogy bout, and more

Jul 8, 2022

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Canelo discusses his preparations for his fight against Gennady Golovkin in September, as well as his thoughts on Ryan Garcia.

Canelo Alvarez has made his thoughts towards Gennady Golovkin apparent ahead of their trilogy battle on September 17, demonstrating a level of hate for his opponent that we seldom see from him before fights.

When chatting with Ak and Barak on the DAZN Boxing Show this week, the Mexican superstar, who will defend his undisputed super middleweight title against GGG in that fight, also mentioned Ryan Garcia, who once trained in Canelo’s camp.

On his negative thoughts for Golovkin

“I dislike that man because I hate that kind of person, the one who is one person in front of the people, and behind (the scenes) he says a lot of bad things. Then it’s, ‘Nothing happened, I’m good, I’m respectful.’ I hate that.”

Regarding if GGG has ever injured him during their bouts

“No. Never.”

On if his aggressiveness makes him susceptible

“You need to use the (brain), too, be smart. But I really want (to knock him out). You need to use it in your way; calm, but angry.”

Passing on the Bivol rematch in order to face GGG

“The day after the fight, I told Eddie Hearn, ‘I want the (Bivol) rematch for September.’ I wanted it, he says, ‘We have this contract with DAZN and with GGG, he already signed it, too.’ It’s a lot of trouble. But now I’m 100 percent focused on Golovkin, and I have a mission in my mind.”

On how severely he tried to bait GGG at the press conference

“So bad.”

Whether or whether the hatchet can be buried with GGG

“I don’t know, and let me tell you why. I’m always good, like, with Bivol, I’m always respectful with my opponents. But it depends on how they come, what they say. You need to be how you are. (Bivol or Plant) were nice people, respectful, and I showed them the same thing. But with this, I don’t know what (GGG) is going to bring after the fight, because he’ll say something (to my face) and other things (elsewhere).”

On his motivation following his defeat by Bivol

“I’m a more dangerous fighter now. … I’m training angry, like, that motivated me. It’s just different. I just feel in a different zone right now. I just wanted to go back and be in the ring and show everybody my comeback. When you look for greatness, you will find (adversity). … I’m in that position right now. I’m going to accomplish what I want.”

GGG’s performance against Ryota Murata in April

“I just watched highlights, but he was strong and he was smart. … If you put everything — he’s in Japan, away from home, it’s a lot. But I really don’t care if he looked good or bad. I’m just going to train my 100 percent and be ready for the best Golovkin.”

On the toughest puncher he’s ever encountered

“James Kirkland. I felt it in my arms. … I said, ‘I need to finish this fight right now.’”

Regarding Floyd Mayweather rematching Conor McGregor

“For business, it’s good, he does it for business. Not for legacy.”

On if he’d fight McGregor if given the chance

“Yeah, at some point, maybe. Not now, because I’ve got a mission. But at some point, why not? We are talking about business, not legacy.”

On what he has left in boxing after GGG and Bivol

“I don’t know. There’s always something.”

On his current P4P status with a variety of publications

“I’m not looking for a position. I feel like I’m the best, and that’s what’s important. I’m the only fighter who’s never scared to lose. I’ve tried to do different things. But I feel I’m the best.”

Ryan Garcia predicts GGG to win

“He’s just mad because he’s no longer on the team. He’s always going to be against us, no matter what. But he’s a little kid. You need to understand him. He needs to learn a lot of things. My advice for him is just do your job, focus on your career, win a world championship first, and then talk about other people. Because you’ve accomplished nothing, and you start talking about fighters who have accomplished a lot. When I was 20 years old, I was a world champion.”

“You can call out everybody and talk, but at the end of the day, you’re doing nothing. We need to understand him. He’s no longer with the Canelo team, so he’s going to talk shit about us. It’s fine. But you need to remember how much Eddy (Reynoso) did for him; a lot of things. He and his father still owe money to Eddy, and Eddy doesn’t say anything because he doesn’t need it. But it’s not right, he’s talking shit about everything in the camp. He came to my gym, we showed him love, we supported him, and he goes and says (whatever). When a person is ungrateful, it’s one of the worst things he can be.”

On if he still supports Garcia

“Yeah, of course, why not? I’m not jealous of anything. I wish all the best for him.”

Regarding Garcia’s ability to defeat Gervonta Davis

“I don’t think so. Not yet. If he puts his mind into boxing and tries to learn, he can do a lot of things. He has talent.”

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