Sep 15 2018
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest @ Middleweight
49-1-2
MD 12

Score cards

  • 115-113
  • 114-114
  • 115-113
MD 12
38-0-1

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Middleweight Championship
WBC World Middleweight Championship
Vacant The Ring Middleweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
39
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 10" / 179 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

SDUDKOKOUD
Form
KOSDUDTKOKO
49
Wins
38
34
By KO
34
69
KO%
89
1
Loses
0
2
Draws
1
2005
Debut
2006

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
The Ring
-
1
WBA
-
1
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin report

Who won Canelo vs Golovkin II?

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 was scheduled to take place over 12 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.

Also, on the undercard David Lemieux was victorious over Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan for the WBA World Middleweight championship, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez beat Moises Fuentes and Jaime Munguia defeated Brandon Cook for the WBO World Junior Middleweight title.

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 31 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, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 217 more professional rounds, 436 to Golovkin's 219.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA and 1 by the WBC at middleweight.

Canelo vs Golovkin II form

Canelo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.

Going into that contest, he had beat Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.

Before that, he had defeated Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Golovkin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat 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 Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.

Hehad 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.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 8 months and 14 days ago, while Gennady Golovkin's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 17 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 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.

What were the odds on Canelo vs Golovkin II?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was a 91/100 (-109) underdog going into the contest, while Gennady Golovkin made his way into the ring at 91/100 (-109) with oddsmakers.

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