Results of the third fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez: Mexican star convinces studio to end trilogy Results of the third fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez: Mexican star convinces studio to end trilogy

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin faced off against each other on Saturday night in Las Vegas after their first two fights were overshadowed by contentious scorecards. Alvarez was clearly the superior fighter this time around, despite the scorecards possibly portraying a closer contest than actually occurred. Alvarez is still the undisputed world super middleweight champion after winning by majority decision.

With defense and a potent combination of left hooks, jabs, and wide overhand rights, Alvarez effectively controlled the fight. Golovkin appeared to have dug himself a significant hole on the scorecards by spending the first eight rounds laboring behind a very ineffectual jab. Only two of Golovkin’s total 32 jabs had connected in the opening two rounds.

As the rounds passed, things for Golovkin didn’t get much better. Golovkin would chase and miss with the majority of his blows, while Alvarez would connect jabs and hooks.

It was a far less intense contest than their previous encounters in September 2017 and September 2018, which Alvarez won by majority decision.

The fact that Alvarez neglected to work on the body on a regular basis was quite alarming. Alvarez has one of boxing’s greatest left hands to the body, and Golovkin, 40, has recently displayed a weakness to body blows. Nevertheless, Alvarez didn’t need to focus on Golovkin’s ribs because his straightforward approach had been successful.

Although Alvarez had promised a knockout, he never had to step up his game to go for the knockout; instead, he controlled Golovkin with clean, straightforward boxing.

The scorecards were contentious for the third consecutive match between the two despite appearing to have won by a large margin. Alvarez won the decision with justifiable margins of 116-112, 115-113, and 115-113. Alvarez won the fight 118-110 according to SUPERTIPZ.

After the bout, Alvarez remarked, “He’s a pretty talented fighter.” “He is robust. We are here because he is a superb fighter. I’m happy to give him the ring. To maintain a great legacy, I’m going to keep moving forward.”

Then, Alvarez implied that he was committed to a battle with the victor of the Nov. 5 contest between Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramrez and WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. Alvarez’s defeat by Bivol in May marked “Canelo’s” first defeat since September 2013. Alvarez decided to resolve his dispute with Golovkin in a fight that many analysts believed would happen at least three years beyond his rematch clause’s expiration date rather than immediately attempting to enforce it.

Alvarez stated he needed time to recover, repair his body, and have surgery on his left hand before he seeks retribution—and a second light heavyweight world title. Alvarez had his eleventh fight in the previous four years when he faced Golovkin.

Only his second defeat in his professional career, Golovkin. He dismissed any rumors that he would retire following the trilogy fight with Alvarez and declared after the fight that he will return to 160 pounds for his next fight. He still retains the IBF and WBA middleweight titles.