Canelo Alvarez Beats Gennady Golovkin, Becomes World Champion
Canelo Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin to become the new WBA (super), WBC and The Ring Magazine middleweight world champion.
OFFICIAL DECISION: Canelo def. Golovkin by majority decision; 115-113, 115-113, 114-114.
Following their 2017 middleweight battle, Canelo and 'GGG' fought another hard 12 rounds at the sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the Mexican dethroning the champion in a thrilling world title bout.
After 12 close, action-packed rounds of #CaneloGGG2, @Canelo beats @GGGBoxing by majority decision. #AndNew #InstantClassic #Boxing pic.twitter.com/OrPQBRowhD
- HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) September 16, 2018
Result: Canelo Alvarez def. Gennady Golovkin, MD (114-114, 115-113, 115-113) #CaneloGGG2
- Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) September 16, 2018
Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin via majority decision. 115-113, 115-113, 114-114. About as close as it gets. What an outstanding fight.
- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 16, 2018
Canelo began the quicker of the two, throwing a myriad of shots including hooks and uppercuts tagging Golovkin who pumped his jab at a furious rate.
Just like the first fight, 'GGG' finished strong despite appearing to be tired.
Another tight affair between the top two middleweights with Canelo ultimately getting the judges nod, subsequently becoming world champion.
Canelo was asked about a third meeting during his post-fight interview: "If people want another fight, we'll do it again... We'll do it again no doubt," he told HBO's Max Kellerman.
Golovkin, on the other hand, didn't give a response to the fight. Instead storming out of the ring to his dressing room, clearly unhappy with the judges verdict.
Meanwhile, the Kazakh-fighter suffers his first professional defeat while Canelo improves his record to 50-1-2.
With two extremely close fights in the books, is a trilogy match on the cards?