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Boxing: Were Canelo’s first two fights with GGG fair?

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin They already have a date to complete the trilogy of their rivalry. The next September 17 Mexican and Ka

Boxing: Were Canelo’s first two fights with GGG fair?


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin They already have a date to complete the trilogy of their rivalry. The next September 17 Mexican and Kazakh will put on the gloves to continue what they left pending in September 2018.

So far the balance of their rivalry has left a victory for Canelo and a draw, were the results fair? Here we review the story.

Controversial draw in Las Vegas

Was the September 16, 2017 that Canelo and Golovkin collided for the first time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After 12 rounds the judges declared a tie, opening the door to a second episode.

In the first fight ‘GGG’ threw more punches, but it was Saúl who landed the most. As for power shots, the figure favored Guadalajara, by 114 to 110.

The controversy in equality came at the time of reviewing the cards, since Adelaide Byrd gave Canelo a 118-110, a marked difference compared to those given by Dave Moretti (113-115 for Golovkin) and Don Trella 114-114.

Mexican triumph in 2018

A year later, the September 15, 2018, Canelo came out with his arm raised after a majority decision: 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113 the cards awarded by the judges. With the result, Álvarez took the unified middleweight title.

Looking at the Compubox stats, the trend repeated itself: Golovkin shot more, but Canelo was more effective (34% of his attempts were landed).

will be the next On September 17, ‘GGG’ seeks to equalize the balance against a Canelo Álvarez eager for victory, after suffering the second defeat of his career.

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