Not even Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are impervious to awkward handshakes 4 years ago

Not even Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are impervious to awkward handshakes

Well... that was uncomfortable.

Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez are two of the pound-for-pound best boxers walking the planet so you'd imagine that they'd be so confident that awkward social interactions simply wouldn't apply to either.

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However, on Wednesday, we discovered that nobody is cool enough to be immune to the plight of the awkward handshake.

With their rematch confirmed, both Golovkin and Alvarez have been promoting the fight which will take place on May 5 in Las Vegas.

There doesn't seem to be any bad blood between the two best middleweights on earth, despite the fact that many fans believed that Golovkin was robbed of a clear victory when the judges declared their first meeting a split draw.

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Following one public appearance this week, Golovkin and Alvarez attempted to shake hands to display their respect for one another.

But as Golovkin stuck out an open right hand, Alvarez went with a closed left fist.

Golovkin tried to remedy matters by closing his right hand but, by that point, Alvarez was on his way with a right palm.

It was like a clunky game of rock, paper, scissors but they both saw the funny side and embraced.

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Golovkin is confident that he will leave no doubt this time around and finally get the victory over his rival.

"I felt very comfortable. I felt I won. 100 per cent," Golovkin said.

"Everything is ready for an amazing show."