Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Alvarez
In an incredible fight, which everybody had looked forward to for so long, Gennady Golovkin, and Saul Canelo Alvarez fought it out for 12 fantastic rounds of boxing.
Alvarez started well, keeping out of range, moving well, using his jab, seeming to take a lead after the first couple. Golovkin came on strong through the early-mid rounds, working himself and his opponent ragged, overpowering, and at times, one could say dominating his younger opponent, taking a likely lead after 8 rounds. Alvarez's defence was phenomenal, and not only was he able to frustrate Golovkin, make him miss, he was able to land great shots on the Kazakh warrior as the two battled it out, with Canelo making a strong case for himself nicking a couple of the late rounds, maybe getting the best of the last 4, with Golovkin still relentless, still punishing Canelo, not fadong in the championship rounds, and after 12 rounds of action, after the two champions had taken each others punches so well for so many minutes, Michael Buffer read out the scorecards. The general consensus was that Golovkin had done enough to win the fight.
Adalaide Byrd turned in a disgusting scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Alvarez, whilst Dave Moretti scored Golovkin a narrow winner, and Don Trella scored a controversial but not scandalous 114-114 draw. The fight was announced as a draw, with a crowd of fans booing the decision, but certainly not the fight.