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Golovkin slams rival Canelo's win over Jacobs as a 'boring, sparring match'

GENNADY GOLOVKIN has slammed long-term rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's win over Daniel Jacobs as a "boring, sparring match" ahead of a possible third fight together.

The Mexican moved three-quarters of the way to middleweight immortality after adding the IBF belt to his WBA and WBC world titles by outpointing the American in Las Vegas.

The same panel that awarded the 28-year-old his split decision victory over Golovkin last September, scored the contest 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112 in his favour.

However, the Kazakh boxer was left unimpressed by his rival's victory and may now seek revenge against Alvarez in an epic third showdown later this year.

The 36-year-old tweeted: "I saw no emotions, nothing special today. It was a nice sparring match. Boring. They should have given more to the fans."

Golovkin's multi-million pound deal with DAZN has all-but confirmed the two middleweights are set for an epic trilogy fight.

For me, it's finished but I will fight him again if they want it and I will beat him again

Alvarez and Golovkin have twice fought – with the first ending in a controversial draw after Triple G looked to have done enough to secure the win.

A rematch was scheduled for May 2018, but after Canelo failed two pre-fight drug tests the rematch was scrapped.

The pound-for-pound star put his failed tests down to “contaminated meat” he had ingested in Mexico, and boxing’s biggest attraction was handed just a six-month ban.

The suspension expired in September 2018, just in time for a Golovkin rematch, but this time the heavy-handed Mexican walked away with a decision victory.

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After claiming another world title, Canelo said he is open to a trilogy bout with Golovkin as well as looking for the WBO title that is missing from his collection.

The unified champion said: “I'm just looking for the biggest fights and the biggest challenge. That's what I want for my next fight.

“I don't think me and Golovkin have any unfinished business. For me, it's finished but I will fight him again if they want it and I will beat him again.”


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