Everyone in the boxing community appeared to have exactly the same feeling: Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 was an enormous, lacklusting, disappointment of a bout and the judges scores were awful
There is no question this time around who won the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin nonetheless it was also probably the most one-sided and easily probably the most boring and disappointing.
Alvarez earned a straightforward unanimous decision over GGG to retain his undisputed super middleweight championship.
The opening round between your two was fairly quiet, though Alvarez showed a feeling of production by working the jab. And that became the story for the initial 1 / 2 of the fight. Alvarez centered on jabs and straights to the top for six rounds, leading the dance. Golovkin, meanwhile, seemed struggling to do anything to answer back.
Golovkin attemptedto stand and trade with Alvarez in the pocket in round seven, but Alvarez moved round the ring and began to work over Golovkins body.
Golovkin finally began to back Alvarez up in the ninth round, nonetheless it was too late and Alvarez answered back.
Yet, while Alvarez walked away with the victory, the scorecards read 116-112 and 115-113 (x2), implying the fight was as close as their previous two.
Twitter reacts to Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin III
im sorry but how tf can you score that 116-112 or 115-113? i was gunning for GGG but my god that has been at the very least a 118-110
alex (@stylebendernut) September 18, 2022
Canelo Alvarez secures a 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 victory over Gennady Golovkin in #CaneloGGG3. Didn’t think it had been nearly that close. The champions embrace in the heart of the ring, ending their rivalry with only respect.
Sam Gordon (@BySamGordon) September 18, 2022
This third meeting between Alvarez and Golovkin looked to stay a score that didnt seem finished after their first two encounters.
Their first meeting in September 2017 for some of boxings middleweight titles was an extremely competitive and close bout, one which ended in a controversial split draw. The fight is well known for the infamous 118-110 Canelo scorecard dealt out byAdalaide Byrd.
Their WBA (Super) and WBC middleweight title rematch held twelve months later, thought to be arguably the very best boxing fight of 2018, saw Alvarez win a narrow majority decision to win both titles and hand Golovkin his first loss in professional boxing.
Since their second fight, Alvarez racked up more gold in more excess weight classes, defeating famous brands Rocky Fielding, Callum Smith,Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant to end up being the undisputed super middleweight champion.
Alvarez also tried his hand at light heavyweight, defeating Sergey Kovalev in November 2019 for the WBO light heavyweight title but losing a WBA title fight with Dmitry Bivol that was only Alvarezs second loss in boxing.
Alvarezs sole fight at middleweight because the second fight with GGG came in-may 2019, where he defeated Daniel Jacobs to retain his WBA and WBC titles and win the IBF middleweight title.
Golovkin knocked out Steve Rolls in June 2019 before claiming the IBF middleweight title, vacated by Alvarez, in October 2019 with a controversial decision win overSergiy Derevyanchenko. GGG have not fought much because the start of COVID-19 pandemic, but he retained the IBF middleweight title against Kamil Szeremeta before stopping Ryota Murata to win the WBA (Super) super middleweight title.