LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 17: Canelo Alvarez (purple trunks) and Gennadiy Golovkin (white trunks) change punches within the battle for the Tremendous Middleweight Title at T-Cellular Area on September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Sarah Stier/Getty Photographs)
Everybody within the boxing group appeared to have the identical feeling: Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 was an enormous, lacklusting, disappointment of a bout and the judges’ scores have been terrible
There was no query this time who gained the battle between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin — however it was additionally essentially the most one-sided and simply essentially the most boring and disappointing.
Alvarez earned a straightforward unanimous choice over GGG to retain his undisputed tremendous middleweight championship.
The opening spherical between the 2 was pretty quiet, although Alvarez confirmed a way of manufacturing by working the jab. And that proved to be the story for the primary half of the battle. Alvarez centered on jabs and straights to the top for six rounds, main the dance. Golovkin, in the meantime, appeared unable to do something to reply again.
Golovkin tried to face and commerce with Alvarez within the pocket in spherical seven, however Alvarez moved across the ring and began to work over Golovkin’s physique.
Golovkin lastly began to again Alvarez up within the ninth spherical, however it was too late and Alvarez answered proper again.
And but, whereas Alvarez walked away with the victory, the scorecards learn 116-112 and 115-113 (x2), implying the battle was as shut as their earlier two.
Twitter reacts to Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin IIIhttps://twitter.com/TeeJThaRealest/standing/1571351176557301766
im sorry however how tf do you rating that 116-112 or 115-113? i used to be gunning for GGG however my god that was at the least a 118-110
— alex (@stylebendernut) September 18, 2022
Canelo Alvarez secures a 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 victory over Gennady Golovkin in #CaneloGGG3. Did not suppose it was almost that shut. The champions embrace within the middle of the ring, ending their rivalry with nothing however respect.
— Sam Gordon (@BySamGordon) September 18, 2022
This third assembly between Alvarez and Golovkin appeared to settle a rating that didn’t appear completed after their first two encounters.
Their first assembly in September 2017 for many of boxing’s middleweight titles was a extremely aggressive and shut bout, one which resulted in a controversial cut up draw. The battle is understood for the notorious 118-110 Canelo scorecard dealt out by Adalaide Byrd.
Their WBA (Tremendous) and WBC middleweight title rematch held one yr later, thought to be arguably the most effective boxing battle of 2018, noticed Alvarez win a slender majority choice to win each titles and hand Golovkin his first loss in skilled boxing.
Since their second battle, Alvarez racked up extra gold in additional weight courses, defeating the likes of Rocky Fielding, Callum Smith, Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant to turn into the undisputed tremendous middleweight champion.
Alvarez additionally tried his hand at mild heavyweight, defeating Sergey Kovalev in November 2019 for the WBO mild heavyweight title however dropping a WBA title battle with Dmitry Bivol — which was solely Alvarez’s second loss in boxing.
Alvarez’s sole battle at middleweight for the reason that second battle with GGG got here in Might 2019, the place he defeated Daniel Jacobs to retain his WBA and WBC titles and win the IBF middleweight title.
Golovkin knocked out Steve Rolls in June 2019 earlier than claiming the IBF middleweight title, vacated by Alvarez, in October 2019 with a controversial choice win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko. GGG has not fought a lot for the reason that begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, however he retained the IBF middleweight title in opposition to Kamil Szeremeta earlier than stopping Ryota Murata to win the WBA (Tremendous) tremendous middleweight title.
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