On Saturday night, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin went head-to-head in the best boxing matchup of the year.
Leading up to the fight, there was the anticipation that both men would bring the aggression and push forward an an all-out, entertaining fight. When it was all said and done, there’s no doubt the two men delivered.
Both Golovkin and Alvarez got in their big shots, displaying their power and chins throughout the 12-round war.
When the final bell sounded, the fight went to the judges and controversy ensued.
Many people watching the fight believed Golovkin had done enough to get the win, while others had it a razor close fight. According to the judges, the latter opinion of the fight was accurate and the bout was scored a draw.
Judge Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 for Golovkin, Adalaide Byrd had a shocking scorecard of 118-110 for Alvarez, and Don Trella scored the fight 114-114.
Here’s a look at the scorecard from the Nevada State Athletic Commission:
Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya said after the fight that Alvarez would be exercising a rematch clause in his contract, but Alvarez’s own team said they will evaluate options. That said, both men seemed willing and intrigued by a potential rematch.
If they do agree to re-enter the ring together, the boxing world will once again come together for what is sure to be an incredible fight.
For those who missed out on Canelo vs. GGG, you can watch the fight highlights below:
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