Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is fully supporting the position of middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who refuses to take part in a trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin.
Arum says that the comments that GGG made about Canelo in regards to his positive drug test last year were “unconscionable.” For that reason, Canelo should never fight GGG again.
“If I were Canelo sitting where Canelo is, I would tell GGG to go screw himself, and never fight him, because of what GGG did with that drug thing. What he said about Canelo is unconscionable, and I really give Canelo a lot of props for telling GGG, ‘go screw yourself.’ Even if it’s a lot of money, ‘go screw yourself,’” said Arum.
Arum is hoping that Canelo will face his fighter WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in November.
“Canelo wanted to fight Kovalev,” said Arum to Fighthhub. “Kovalev has a fight next Saturday, which will be on ESPN+ at 9 o’clock Pacific Time, 12:00 o’clock Eastern Time. If WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev defeats Anthony Yarde on Saturday, there is a good chance that he might face Canelo on a date in November.