Canelo Alvarez's trainer promises knockout of Gennadiy Golovkin if third fight happens

Canelo Alvarez has a draw and a win by points over Gennady Golovkin. A third fight in September is up in the air because of the coronavirus outbreak. Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

If Canelo Alvarez meets Gennadiy Golovkin for the third time in September, the middleweight champion's trainer believes his superstar boxer will win by knockout and settle once and for all the debate over who is better.

"Without a doubt. If this fight happens, Canelo-Golovkin III, no doubt we'll knock him out," Eddy Reynoso, the 2019 trainer of the year, told ESPN KnockOut. "We'll look to take the fight to him like in the second one, from the start, try to push him back. But this time things are going to be very different. This time, we're going to knock him out. That's a promise to all the people who believe in us."

Reynoso also said a fight against GGG would be Alvarez's last as a middleweight and mentioned some of the best super middleweight fighters such as Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith, Caleb Plant and David Benavidez as possible opponents.

Alvarez has a split draw and a win by majority decision against Golovkin. The fighters reached a deal to fight this September, though Alvarez's bout against WBO super middleweight titlist Saunders in May was indefinitely postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reynoso said it will be difficult to carry out the plan to have Alvarez -- who is currently training as a middleweight -- fight three times in 2020.

"I think right now we'll only be able to fit in two fight," Reynoso said. "We want to fight Golovkin at 160 pounds. We'll see afterward if there is something there at 160, and if not we'll go up to 168. Canelo has been fine-tuning over the years, and we're going to make a lot of noise at 168."

Though not in camp, Alvarez is nevertheless training in San Diego, which Reynoso said should allow the fighter to be ready once the boxing world is up and running again.

"We'll have to see how things go and then see how the economy is," Reynoso said. "There are a lot of fighters who were left without fights. We'll have to see what happens with them first as far as dates, so we'll see how all of this pans itself out."