Alvarez outpoints Golovkin to win titles

Paola Ditto
Settembre 16, 2018

Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Canelo.

"He's a great fighter but I'm a great fighter and I showed it tonight", Alvarez said.

The two fighters switched roles from their first fight, with Triple G trying to counter Alvarez and the Mexican fighter coming forward much of the fight.

Golovkin, the big puncher from Kazakhstan, has gone the distance twice in his last three fights, including the draw with Alvarez. I feel satisfied because I gave a great fight.

"I don't think it was robbery, had Canelo winning and I really wanted GGG to win".

A year after their first fight ended in a controversial draw, Alvarez survived a late barrage from Golovkin to clinch a points decision at T-Mobile Arena. Alvarez was 202 of 622, while Golovkin was 234 of 879. He's a great opponent but every fighter depends on the fighter. Some very close rounds that could have went either way.

A great boxing fight was just ruined by a bogus decision by the judges ... again. "Hopefully there'll be a third fight".

Now that Alvarez and Golovkin are 1-1, who's ready for the inevitable third and final fight? "For now I'm going to enjoy it with my family".

Both fighters made the division limit of this world middleweight clash - 159.6lbs, with Alvarez tipping the scales at 159.4lbs with Golovkin two pounds heavier.

"We're losing the fight!" Sanchez told Golovkin after the eighth round.

"Some very close rounds that could have went either way".

'There's two ways to fight to fight as the naturally bigger guy.

Gennady Golovkin suffered the first loss of his professional career when Saul "Canelo" Alvares won an epic middleweight world title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Then, the original date for the rematch - May 5 - was scuttled after Alvarez twice tested positive for a banned substance, clenbuterol, during training and was hit with a six-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Most of the crowd on Mexican Independence Day weekend favoured Alvarez, who seemed to control much of the pace of the fight even while taking some sharp shots to the head. "He did not win this fight".

'Unfortunately we didn't get the knockout but thank God we walked away with the victory, ' he said.

In what was a tightly contested bout throughout the night, many observers were split as to who would be leading this one, but the large consensus was that GGG outboxed Canelo, who was on the verge of getting knocked out at certain stages.

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