Canelo Alvarez has squashed the rivalry with ‘GGG’ after their much anticipated third outing in the boxing ring. The two fighters have been going at since their first bout in 2017, which ended in a draw. After their rematch, Canelo managed to score a controversial decision victory.
In their third and final bout, many thought that a prime Canelo would easily win the trilogy against an aging 40 years old boxer in Golovkin. However, after Canelo won this bout via decision many fans are saying that GGG got robbed again. The scorecard was 116-112, 115-113, and 115-113.
Following the main event, fans took to Twitter and expressed their frustrations while accusing the judges and commentators of being biased. Even though it is evident that Canelo won, some are convinced that GGG should have been the winner.
One user wrote:
“I had it 115-113 GGG. the fight was rigged Golovkin robbed yet again 3-0 in my book.”
While another fan stated that even when Canelo is now at his best, he couldn’t knock down GGG who is well past his prime.
“Canelo couldn’t hurt a 40-year-old GGG.”
‼️ Canelo Alvarez BEATS Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision to end their trilogy. Canelo remains the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO super-middleweight world champion, despite horrendously close scorecards of 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. Awful judging.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 18, 2022
Another fan addressed DAZN commentators being biased and projected his disappointments, writing:
“Only awful if you actually agree with the biased @DAZNBoxing commentators. Golovkin won the first and probably the last 3 or 4 rounds. Judging was fair. Canelo won but naive if you believe he won as many as DAZN want you to believe.”
Canelo Alvarez Beats Gennady Golovkin via Unanimous Decision in Their Trilogy Fight
While fans expected a better performance from Canelo Alvarez, they were fairly content with seeing an end to this rivalry. Following the fight, criticism was projected at Canelo and the judges for showing biased scorecards.
Despite out landing GGG, many thought that Canelo should have scored a knockout against GGG, who is past his prime now.
After almost 4 years since their second fight, both fighters met in the ring to complete their trilogy. From the start of the fight, Canelo dominated the rounds. While GGG found success in the later rounds it proved to be nothing to compensate for the early rounds.
Many fans also felt that it was high time for GGG to retire, considering this was the first fight in their trilogy where the Kazakh boxer was out landed. However, Golovkin showed a warrior spirit and surely a granite chin that even the most powerful boxer of the middleweight could not crack.
After the result is announced, Alvarez and Golovkin seemed to close their rivalry as both embraced in the center of the ring and shared a moment together. Canelo said to GGG: “Thank you so much, my friend. Thank you forever. We gave the fans three good fights.”
Golovkin is now in his 40s and while many have called for his retirement, GGG has stated he intends to continue. After this fight, the only two losses on his record now come from Canelo. Meanwhile, Alvarez remains the undisputed super-middleweight world champion. He stated that will be hoping to move back up and avenge his loss to Bivol.