Canelo vs Golovkin II

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  • Canelo vs Golovkin
  • 49-1-2 38-0-1
  • MD 12 MD 12
  • Score Cards 115-113, 114-114, 115-113
  • Saturday 15th September 2018
  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
  • WBA Super World Middleweight Championship
  • WBC World Middleweight Championship
  • The Ring Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 28 age 36
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 5' 10" / 179cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 70.1" / 178cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • SD UD KO KO UD < form KO SD UD TKO KO <
  • 49 wins 38
  • 34 by ko 34
  • 69% Ko% 89%
  • 1 Losses 0
  • 2 draws 1
  • 2005 Debut 2006
  • tape rankings @ Middleweight
  • 1 WBA
  • 1 WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Canelo vs Golovkin II Info

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th September 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 114-114, 115-113 in favor of winner Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The fight took place over rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).

This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBC & The Ring belts on the line.

Canelo vs Golovkin II stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 49 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 34 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Gennady Golovkin made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 38 wins and 1 draw, with 34 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Golovkin had advantage in power over Canelo, with a 89% knock out percentage over Canelo's 69%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the younger man by 8 years, at 30 years old.

Golovkin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Canelo. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Gennady Golovkin fought out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 6 months earlier than Golovkin, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 190 more professional rounds, 402 to Golovkin's 212.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA and 1 by the WBC in the 160lb division.

Canelo vs Golovkin II form

Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Liam Smith on 17th September 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Texas.

Before that, he had defeated Amir Khan on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Miguel Cotto on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Golovkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Vanes Martirosyan on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had drawn with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Daniel Jacobs on 18th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had beat Kell Brook on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had won against Dominic Wade on 23rd April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gennady Golovkin had been fighting more than Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 2 years 10 months and 26 days ago, while Gennady Golovkin's last outing had been 2 years 3 months and 6 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

What time did Canelo vs Golovkin II start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Canelo vs Golovkin II?

Canelo vs Golovkin II was broadcast on HBO PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BT Sport Box Office.

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