Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin picked up their all-action rivalry for Saturday's trilogy showdown after four years.
Last week, Golovkin said, "This isn't a question for me." "After Canelo won the rematch, I insisted on a trilogy."
Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) only fought at middleweight once following his 2018 rematch with Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs), who has two world belts at 160 pounds.
Alvarez, who lost to WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in May, hasn't sought the trilogy despite how much DAZN paid both shortly after starting in the U.S.
2018: Land a third fight. Bad hatred between them was sparked by contested decisions in which GGG felt robbed and Alvarez's failed drug test before their rematch.
On Wednesday, CBS Sports asked Alvarez if he was motivated to accept the challenge.
"Yes," Alvarez responded. "I want it if others do. I wanted to return strong, so I'm excited. Saturday's here!"
Golovkin still holds ill will toward Alvarez, who salvaged a contentious draw in 2017 before edging GGG in their rematch via disputed majority decision but he refused to call the third fight personal.