‘This time we are going to knock him out… we are promising that’: Canelo Alvarez’s trainer insists his man WILL KO Gennady Golovkin when rivals meet in trilogy showdown this year
- Canelo Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin on points when they met in 2018
- The pair also fought to a controversial draw when they first clashed back in 2017
- Canelo’s trainer says his man will win the trilogy fight with a brutal knockout
- They are due to fight again later this year as long as the coronavirus crisis eases
The pair are set to meet in a big money trilogy bout in September, providing the global coronavirus pandemic has eased enough for the event to take place.
And Canelo, who won their second fight on points in 2018 after a controversial draw the previous year, has a new gameplan for Golovkin.
Canelo Alvarez (left) is planning to knock out Gennady Golovkin (right) in their trilogy fight
Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso (right), says his man will go on the attack against Golovkin
‘If that fight comes to fruition – Canelo with Golovkin – Canelo will undoubtedly win by knockout,’ Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso, told ESPN.
‘We are going to look for the fight like we did in the [rematch], from the very beginning, to try to put him on the back foot, but this time things are going to be very different.
‘This time we are going to knock him out, we are promising that will happen to all of the people who believe in us.’
Canelo, pictured after beating Daniel Jacobs last year, has only lost one of his 56 fights
Golovkin lands aright hand on Canelo’s chin during their last meeting in September, 2018
Canelo had been due to face Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders next month, but the fight has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Since defeating Golovkin 18 months ago, the Mexican has earned victories over Rocky Fielding, Daniel Jacobs and Sergey Kovalev.
Canelo, who has only lost one of his 56 fights, is the reigning WBA middleweight champion.