Canelo Álvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin in a unanimous-decision win in Las Vegas on Saturday night. With this victory, the Mexican defends his WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight championship titles.
The pair have a years-long rivalry and a clash exhibition has been much awaited. They agreed to a trilogy fight deal in March 2020 which finally came into action this time. Two scorecards showing 115-113 came out to be a bit surprising to the fans. However, the third judge’s 116-112 made the result in favor of Álvarez. He dominated the entire fight from the beginning till the end. Golovkin has been widely criticized as he looked dominated and faded.
The first clash took place in September 2017 and fought to a split-decision draw that teased a rematch. They met for the second time a year later. They took 12 rounds and Canelo finally won over a majority decision. He claimed the WBA, WBC, and The Ring middleweight titles. It was Golovkin’s very first loss of his career.
Alvarez lost to Russian pro boxer Dmitry Bivol in his last bout. He had to jump to light heavyweight for the title fight. The Mexican got his momentum back setting his career record of win-lose-draw at 58-2-2 while Golovkin’s one is 42-2-1.