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Kovalev vs Canelo: Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez leaves door open to a third fight with Gennadiy Golovkin

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'GGG is not a challenge!'

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez would not rule out a trilogy with his rival Gennadiy Golovkin – but warned "it is not a challenge for me".

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Canelo became a four-weight world champion by emphatically knocking out Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night to pick up the WBO light-heavyweight belt.

But he still owns gold at middleweight, where he fought two classic encounters with Golovkin. The first was a draw and the second was won by Canelo but Golovkin disputes both decisions and has always called for a third fight.

"It's not a challenge for me. We fought 24 rounds and I beat him," Canelo said post-fight. "But if it represents business, then why not?"

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Canelo found some huge punches in the eleventh round to knock out Sergey Kovalev and become a four weight world champion.

Golovkin recently won the IBF title so both men would enter the fight, likely on Cinco de Mayo weekend in May 2020, with middleweight world titles.

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Other options at middleweight would include Demetrius Andrade, the WBO champion, while super-middleweight champions Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith also lurk.

Canelo would not confirm if he plans to have a second fight at light-heavyweight, where the other champions are Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol.

Those champions, who are both Russian, were called out by their compatriot Kovalev who insisted he would not retire despite a fourth career defeat.

The 36-year-old said: "I'll be back - I know I can unify. But nobody wants to fight me in my division."

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