News | Sep 16 2018

Gennady Golovkin reacts to defeat to Canelo Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin says, 'Canelo was not controlling the fight, I was'
Gennady Golovkin
Golovkin has not got a third fight with Canelo Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports

GENNADY GOLOVKIN could be forgiven for not wanting any part of Canelo Alvarez or Las Vegas again. But tonight he confirmed he wants a third fight with Canelo Alvarez after the Mexican took his WBC and WBA middleweight titles via majority decision in their Las Vegas rematch.

Last September, his first bout with Canelo Alvarez in the T-Mobile Arena was ruled a draw following a wildly inaccurate 118-110 scorecard in the Mexican’s favour. The rematch was about setting the record straight.

But after 12 seesaw rounds, it was Canelo’s hands that were hoisted into the air in victory. Two scores of 115-113 in his favour trumped a 114-114 card and handed the Mexican victory. Golovkin left the ring, deciding against talking to HBO’s Max Kellerman. Once the dust has settled, though, “GGG” showed his class.


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