Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 fight outcomes, highlights: Mexican star earns decision to close trilogy

After controversial scorecards overshadowed their first two conferences, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin met for a 3rd time on Saturday evening in Las Vegas. This time round, Alvarez left little debate that he was the higher fighter, though the scorecards could have mirrored a better fight than truly came about. With the unanimous decision win, Alvarez stays the undisputed tremendous middleweight champion of the world.

Alvarez dominated the fight with protection and a powerful mixture of extensive overhand rights, jabs and left hooks. Golovkin spent the primary eight rounds working behind a largely ineffective jab, seemingly digging himself a deep gap on the scorecards. In the primary two rounds, Golovkin had solely landed two of 32 whole jabs.

Things did not get significantly better for Golovkin because the rounds ticked by. Alvarez would land jabs and hooks whereas Golovkin would chase and miss with nearly all of his punches.

It was a far much less aggressive fight than their September 2017 assembly, which was dominated a break up draw, or their September 2018 assembly, which Alvarez took by majority decision.

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It was considerably stunning that Alvarez failed to work the physique with any regularity. Golovkin, 40, had proven a vulnerability to physique photographs in his latest fights and Alvarez has top-of-the-line left palms to the physique within the sport. Still, Alvarez didn’t want to key in on Golovkin’s ribs as his very primary technique had labored nicely.

While Alvarez had promised a knockout, he by no means wanted to shift to a better gear to shoot for the end, as an alternative working over Golovkin with easy and crisp boxing.

Despite seemingly having earned a large decision win, the scorecards have been controversial for the third straight assembly between the 2. Alvarez took the deserved decision victory, however by scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113. CBS Sports scored the fight 118-110 for Alvarez.

“He’s a extremely good fighter,” Alvarez stated after the fight. “He’s robust. He’s an excellent fighter and that is why we’re right here. I’m glad to share the ring with him. I’m going to preserve ahead to preserve my legacy robust.”

Alvarez then steered that he was dedicated to a fight with the winner of the fight between WBA mild heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez on Nov. 5. Alvarez misplaced to Bivol in May, the primary loss for “Canelo” since September 2013. Rather than instantly search to enact his rematch clause, Alvarez as an alternative selected to settle his rivalry with Golovkin in a fight many observers felt was coming at the least three years after its expiration date.

Before he seeks revenge — and a second mild heavyweight world title — Alvarez stated he wants time to relaxation and heal his physique in addition to endure surgical procedure on his left hand. The fight with Golovkin was Alvarez’s ninth prior to now 4 years.

The loss was solely the second of Golovkin’s profession. He nonetheless holds the IBF and WBA middleweight titles and stated after the fight that he would return to 160 kilos for his subsequent, dismissing any suggestion that he would retire after the trilogy fight with Alvarez.

“Everybody is aware of, that is high-level class. This is the perfect fighter in boxing. Everyone is aware of who’s Canelo. It’s an enormous fight. Look at his face, have a look at my face. We skilled nicely, and this exhibits that we did a really good-quality fight.

“This fight is extra tactical. Today, Canelo is healthier. Congratulations to Canelo.”

The undercard noticed Jesse Rodriguez retain his WBC tremendous flyweight title by decision over Israel Gonzalez, though it was not as clear lower because the pre-fight odds would have steered. Plus, Ali Akhmedov made simple work of veteran Gabriel Rosado to earn a decision win. And Austin Williams thrashed Kieron Conway en route to a decision win of his personal.

CBS Sports was with you all through the evening in Las Vegas, so ensure to observe together with the dwell outcomes and highlights under.

Alvarez vs. Golovkin 3 fight card, outcomes

  • Canelo Alvarez (c) def. Gennady Golovkin by way of unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113)
  • Jesse Rodriguez (c) def. Israel Gonzalez by way of unanimous decision (118-109, 117-110, 114-113)
  • Ali Akhmedov def. Gabriel Rosado by way of unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)
  • Austin Williams def. Kieron Conway by way of unanimous decision (96-93, 97-92, 97-92)

Alvarez vs. Golovkin 3 scorecard

Scoring by Brian Campbell

Alvarez (c) 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 9 118
Golovkin 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 10 110

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