Canelo Alvarez Defeat Golovkin to Land WBA And WBC Middleweight Titles
Alvarez took Golovkin’s titles on a majority points decision after the fight went the full 12 rounds.
At the end of a contest which showcased the expert skill level of two of the sport’s finest practitioners, Alvarez scored a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision.
The pair went blow for blow in the highly anticipated bout at the T-Mobile Arena, Canelo controlling the pace but Golovkin better with the jab in the early stages.
But after Golovkin worked the jab well, Alvarez came into his element and by the 10th round, the Mexican produced a lovely right hook.
The fight was a rematch of a draw last September that left neither fighter satisfied. This time it was Golovkin who was upset, and he stormed out of the ring without talking.
“I can’t complain, that’s what we have the judges for,” said Abel Sanchez, Golovkin’s trainer.
Speaking ringside after his victory, Alvarez said: “My corner told me that I needed to win the round [final round] and that what’s I did.
“I’m very emotional. That’s what I did. I promised the people I would go for a knockout. He’s a very good fighter.
“I did this for Mexico.
“Again he was connecting punches but they were few and far between.
“He’s a great opponent but every fighter depends on the fighter. Every great fighter has a great rival.”
Talking about if there will be a third fight.
He said, “If the people want another fight then we’ll do it again,” said Alvarez, beaten only by Floyd Mayweather in a 53-fight career. “We’ll do it, no doubt.”