GGG vs Canelo 1: How the first fight unfolded, the scorecard scandal, Alvarez's positive drugs test - and our rematch prediction Save The fight bout ended in a controversial draw - … Who has the edge in Taylor-Ramirez? That's the question we're out to answer. Golovkin just walks through it. • Boxing Judge Adalaide Byrd Has A History Of Unpredictable Results. 'You can't find him', A father's touch: The relentless regimen of Vasyl Lomachenko. But this time, in another hard-fought battle, Alvarez claimed a majority decision victory in the year's biggest fight to take the unified middleweight world championship from Golovkin on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 21,965 at T-Mobile Arena. He came out and showed that much-needed urgency with blistering combinations, landing a straight right hand to rock Golovkin. He's not doing it enough to score points. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez earned a majority decision over Gennady "GGG" Golovkin in their rematch on Saturday, though it was an extremely close bout that many had the latter winning… GGG!" We knew going in this would be a war," Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez said. 11:56 p.m. End Round 12 (10-9, 6-6 all): A draw, folks. I always said i was going to be a step ahead of him. GGG is a power forward. Real or not: The latest on crossover fights featuring McGregor, Mayweather, Pacquiao and Khabib. Highly-anticipated bout ended in … Another strong round for GGG. That was a good round for Golovkin, but Canelo seems very confident. Is Fury-Wilder 3 really doomed? He's finally listening to head trainer Abel Sanchez and ripping the body and then going upstairs. GGG cranked up the pressure late in the round and landed the jab along with several lead right hands, and that gave him the edge. Terrific round, brilliant from Canelo. Maybe he is feeling the power of the champion ? Alvarez, who outlanded Golovkin only in power shots, 114-110, supported his opponent's desire for a rematch. Real or Not: Fury-Wilder III without fans? He went to the dressing room and received eight stitches for a cut over his right eye that he suffered late in the fight, and later said, "I'm not going to say who won tonight, because the victory belongs to Canelo, according to the judges. According to Byrd, Golovkin only won the fourth and seventh rounds. "[Byrd] will keep swinging and next time she'll knock it out of the park," Bennett said. Golovkin entered the fight as the unified WBA (Super), WBC and IBF champ while Alvarez was recognized as The Ring middleweight title holder. Tired. CBS Sports scored the bout 117-111 in favor of Golovkin. Alvarez needs a stoppage to win. They are both looking for big shot sitting back sizing each other up. To be convincing, I felt that i won the fight.". What a round. He's combining his power and technical prowess to confuse Alvarez, who keeps taking deep breaths. Can Tyson KO Jones? C needs to change pattern. Canelo landed a huge right hand, the most effective shot from his side the entire fight. That’s it. Hale: A very close round that saw GGG start off fast by putting the right hand behind his effective jab, but Canelo came on strong late with body shots, making GGG miss and countering. Muehlhausen: The hardest round to score so far because both guys had their moments of excellence in landing hard power shots. Then came the scorecards. Canelo vs. GGG 2 results, highlights: Alvarez edges Golovkin, becomes new middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin's first loss as a professional came at the hands of Canelo … Starting to see the youth and vim of Canelo. Canelo’s unwillingness to engage and allowing GGG to press the action shouldn’t be rewarded by the judges. This was the first clear GGG round. He was still walking Canelo down around the ring. Statistically, the fight was also very close in terms of landed shots. Alvarez was more active, showed good footwork, and landed the harder shots while Golovkin was trying to get his feet wet. According to CompuBox, Alvarez landed 202 of 622 punches (33 percent), and Golovkin landed 234 of 879 (27 percent). Alvarez began to let his hands go in the second round and landed a clean left hook midway through the round. Sanchez even told Golovkin in the corner that he was losing the fight after the seventh round. The look Alvarez gave Golovkin when the horn sounded was one of those where he's saying, "I got you figured out.". Then a right from GGG and Canelo just fires back harder. A few hard right hands landed clean. "And again, it was an opportunity, and I want to shout out to my opponent, the best in the sport of boxing. There were many winners and losers to come out of Canelo vs. GGG last weekend. Muehlhausen: What Golovkin is doing is a thing of beauty. GGG brushed Canelo back with some hard right hands. Cagey start, Canelo circling being pursued early in the round and then GGG strikes. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, defended his officials after the bout but said that judge Byrd would be asked to take a 'small break' from future fights. Canelo by controversial split points victory. I'm very happy today.". He had rhythm there. This weekend's fight is a rematch from a fight in September 2017. The crowd booed when the score was announced, and Byrd was given a break from judging following the decision. Izbrane nastavitve lahko kadar koli spremenite v razdelku Vaše možnosti nadzora zasebnosti. It was televised on HBO pay-per-view in the United States, on BoxNation Box Office in the United Kingdom, and on Space in Latin America. Lelinwalla: Golovkin was moving forward and landed a combination early on. Alvarez is 49–1–2 with 34 knockouts in his career. GGG not landing so much and we know he does hurt badly with his punches but Canelo sits on the ropes and absorbs an attack. Las Vegas, September 16 2017. To that point in his career, Golovkin was widely recognized as a top-three pound-for-pound fighter in the world, with a pristine record of 37-0 with 33 wins coming by way of knockout. (1:36). I can see Alvarez slowing down slightly. Alvarez backed up Golovkin continually in the sixth round with his body attack. But again, GGG applied pressure, cutting off the ring. The fight is a rematch from a fight in September 2017 that ended with a controversial draw. He's keeping things where he wants them and forcing Alvarez to fight off the back foot. The third judge, Adalaide Byrd, had a scorecard in favor of Alvarez by an inexpliecably wide margin of 118-110 (or, 10 rounds to 2). They go to war. ROUNDS 9-12 overview. Hale: Canelo started off fast, but GGG covered up and then began to press forward. The scores were actually handed out were 115-113 (Golovkin ) Dave Moretti, 114-114 Don Trella then 118-110 (Canelo) from the judge Adalaide Byrd, which made little sense to anyone. MMA, boxing and wrestling are all facing a major issue: a cracked combat sports pipeline. GGG came back with a strong uppercut and added a right hook seconds later. It went the distance again, but this time Canelo Alvarez came out on top, defeating Gennady Golovkin in a very close majority decision Saturday night to … Alvarez, who suffered a cut over his left eye, showed respect for Golovkin despite all of the harsh words, and there was talk of a third fight. I have Golovkin by a few rounds. While Alvarez deserves respect for his toughness and chin, the story of the fight ultimately came down to Golovkin's constant pressure and his own ability to take Alvarez's best shots and continue to stalk forward. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. From ringside, I had Golovkin winning 8-4 in rounds, or at worst 7-5. “She’ll still be in the business, but she needs to catch her breath.”. 12:02 am ET. Alvarez appeared to box evenly with Golovkin in the opening rounds and showed enough power to gain GGG's respect. The two were initially schedule for a May 5 rematch, but it had to be canceled because Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance twice. I can't complain about the decision, but it's close enough to warrant a third fight. Congrats to both warriors.
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