Gennady Golovkin brands Canelo Alvarez ‘boring’ after unification victory

Gennady Golovkin branded Canelo Alvarez boring after his rival beat Daniel Jacobs on points in their middleweight unification showdown in Las Vegas. Alvarez added Jacobs’ IBF belt to his world title collection with an assured performance against his fellow champion. Golovkin, who has twice fought Alvarez, watched the contest at ringside and was clearly not impressed with what he saw. ‘I saw no emotions, nothing special today,’ he said on Twitter.

‘It was a nice sparring match. Boring. They should have given more to the fans.’ Jacobs’ loss is made worse by the fact the American was hit with a $1million fine for weighing in too heavy on the day of the fight. Golovkin, who has a win over Jacobs, is keen to fight Alvarez for a third time and announced on Saturday he had joined forces with a new trainer.

Triple G will now be coached by American Johnathon Banks, who trained Wladimir Klitschko in the final later years of his career. Alvarez admitted he was open to fighting Golovkin again as his old rival refused to hold back in his assessment of his fight. ‘Frankly, I was disappointed,’ Golovkin said from ringside. ‘It was just a good sparring match… At that level, it should not be this boring.’ Alvarez now holds the IBF, WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles and will fight again in September.

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