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Triple G Throwing Haymakers

Canelo Alvarez and Triple G aren’t stepping into the ring until May 5th in Las Vegas, but haymakers are already being thrown, and landed, by Triple G.

To set the stage, you’ll recall that earlier this month it was announced that Canelo had failed two tests for clenbuterol last month as part of testing leading up to this fight. And as soon as the results were announced, Canelo’s camp blamed tainted beef. A very convenient excuse and one that you could easily eliminate by not eating beef from places where it’s been tainted. If you know the beef is tainted in Mexico, and it could lead to a positive test for roids and the entire world will think you cheat, then don’t eat the beef in Mexico. It’s not that hard.

And Golovkin, speaking to reporters yesterday, was having none of it: “Again with Mexican meat? Come on. I told you, it’s not Mexican meat. This is Canelo. This is his team. This is his promotion. Canelo is cheating. They’re using these drugs, and everybody is just trying to pretend it’s not happening.’

Bang! Bang! Bang!

That is a brutal combination from Triple G. “Again with the Mexican meat?” Snapping off a jab to the chin.

“It’s not Mexican meat. This is Canelo” – that’s a left hook.

And then “Canelo is cheating. They’re using these drugs, and everybody is just trying to pretend it’s not happening.” That’s a right hook to finish it.

But Triple G wasn’t done: “This guy, he knows. This is not his first day in boxing. He proves he gets benefits from everyone and he can get away with it. Check him on a lie detector and then we can find out everything.”

Now he’s just landing one shot after another on Canelo’s reputation. TRIPLE G, is landing haymakers at will, and Canelo isn’t able to defend himself. He’s taking a pound, if the ref isn’t going to stop this fight, then Canelo’s corner should! Where the hell is the white towel?!

And the thing that’s kind of amazing about all of this is that in the past, Triple G has generally come across in the media as a polite, mild-mannered guy. Someone who wasn’t looking to make waves with his words. And now he’s dropping bombs.

But as fierce as all of that was, he still had more. Triple G went on to allege that this isn’t new and that Canelo was reaching for the special vitamins before the last fight too:

“It was pretty obvious when [Alvarez’s] muscles were all [enlarged] … and with the traces of injections, which were visible. Before the first fight, I knew he was not clean. I can talk about Oscar De La Hoya too. He is also not clean. He’s dirty.”

Not only is my opponent a cheater, but his promoter, a legendary boxer in his own right, he’s dirty, too. That is incredible. And even more incredible is the fact that after Triple G was done with the media yesterday, he still wasn’t done. He got on the phone with ESPN later and said, “I think it is silly to blame the meat because an athlete at this level should not be caught on the meat. I eat Mexican food all the time and I’ve never had that problem.”

So to recap: Canelo’s a cheater who blames Mexican meat. He had traces of injection marks in the last fight. His promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, is dirty, too. Oh, and I eat Mexican food all the time and I’ve never had a problem. Good night, cheater, and thanks for coming.

At this point, Canelo’s reputation is on the canvas, fumbling for its mouthpiece, and Triple G is flexing above him. And if this fight was being fought in the media, I’m yelling stop the fight. Because Canelo is done. Not even Adalaide Byrd could’ve scored this a win for Canelo.

Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez fired back saying that “[Golovkin] doesn’t sound like a confident fighter. It sounds like he wants to try to find a way out of the fight.”

Uh, agree to disagree, Eric. Because Golovkin said he’ll fight as long as there’s a fight to be had. He doesn’t sound like a guy who’s looking for a way out of this fight, he sounds like a guy who’s looking for a clean fight and is pissed that his opponent is failing PED tests and blaming beef. That doesn’t sound like a guy who wants to avoid a fight, that sounds like a guy who wants to fight right now. Before your dude can shoot up, errrr slam some more tainted beef.

And I, for one, want to see that fight right now. I don’t want to wait more than a month for this. Let’s do it right now. Let’s get it on.

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