Gennady Golovkin says he wants to face Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for a third time after losing their rematch on points in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The Kazakh star saw his undefeated record ended by Canelo, who was handed the win by two of the judges with the other scoring the contest as a draw.
Many observers felt Golovkin deserved the win and ‘GGG’ walked away without being interviewed in the ring after the decision was announced, but afterwards he spoke to reporters and confirmed he is now keen to complete a trilogy with the Mexican.
He said: “I’m not going to say who won tonight, because the victory belongs to Canelo according to the judges.
I thought I fought better than he did. We would like to have a third fight, we will negotiate that, that’s what we want.”
Canelo, who now boasts a record of 50 wins (34 KOs), one defeat and two draws, landed the more eye-catching shots and impressed with his defensive skills when he was dragged into trouble.
The 28-year-old felt he deserved his victory and would also be open to a third fight. “If the people want another fight then we’ll do it again,” he said.
“We’ll do it, no doubt.” Heavyweight boxing takes centre stage next weekend as Briton’s Anthony Joshua defends his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley.
Joshua is 1.08 to win or 1.36 to win by KO/TKO/DQ/TD and Povetkin is 7.50 to come out on top.