Via Craig Daly: Gilberto Ramirez said Gennadiy Golovkin looked “fear” last weekend in a loss to Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.
Ramirez felt that Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) was not trying to win the fight against Canelo, and was there to survive. He thinks Golovkin should retire or drop to 160 to play Jermall Charlo or Jaime Munguia.
Golovkin has mentioned wanting to defend his 160-lb IBF/WBA title, meaning he will likely face Michael Zerafa or Esquiva Falcao next. Those won’t be the well-paid battles that Golovkin has grown accustomed to doing over the past four years with his DAZN contract.
“I think that’s good for Canelo. He was trying to push him all the time and trying to get on his toes like the two fights before,” said Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez. Against TV Hub when asked about his thoughts on the trio match between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin last Saturday night.
“GGG, I don’t think he did very well, and he’s a bit scared. He doesn’t throw too many punches. In the second in the eighth and ninth innings, he started to throw more. He’s not the same.
“I think Canelo did well, but people were not happy with GGG. In the last two matches [in 2017 and 2018]and the first one, he threw a lot of punches, and everyone thought GGG won.
“In this one, I don’t think. He said he won. I don’t know why he said he won. It’s weird,” said Ramirez, saying that two of the referees almost gave the match between Canelo and Golovkin III a draw.
“For me, I think it was a unanimous decision, far-fetched for Canelo. Canelo was better [since the second fight], and Golovkin, he’s not trying to win. He was just trying to survive the war, and that’s what happened.
“I don’t think age. He took care of himself and was training, but he didn’t throw any punches to win the fight. I think he should consider retiring. I don’t know how he feels.
“Maybe he’ll go down to 160, and he’ll do better or try another fight at 168. Maybe go up to 175. I don’t know how he feels. People want to see him fight [Jermall] Charlo or Munguia at 160.
“He should hit another fight, and let’s see how he feels. Yeah, me too,” Ramirez said of wanting to see Golovkin vs Munguia.