By John J. Raspanti: After knocking out Amir Khan with a thunderous right hand four months ago, Canelo Alvarez spoke of fighting WBA and IBF titleholder Gennady Golovkin "later this year."
Apparently talk is cheap. The bout never materialized. Both sides blamed each other.
Instead of Golovkin, Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs), who’s now fighting as a junior middleweight, will face undefeated Liverpool native Liam Smith this Saturday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on HBO pay-per-view.