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Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin report
Who won Canelo vs Golovkin III?
Canelo Alvarez beat Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th September 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 in favor of winner Canelo Alvarez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the undisputed super middleweight championship of the world, with the The Ring, WBC, WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Ali Akhmedov was victorious over Gabriel Rosado, Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams beat Kieron Conway, Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez defeated Israel Gonzalez for the WBC World Super Flyweight title and Diego Pacheco was victorious over Enrique Collazo.
Canelo vs Golovkin III stats
Canelo Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 57 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws.
Gennady Golovkin made his way to the ring with a record of 42 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Canelo Alvarez was the younger man by 8 years, at 32 years old.
Golovkin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Canelo. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Canelo Alvarez & Gennady Golovkin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 6 months earlier than Golovkin, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 220 more professional rounds, 460 to Golovkin's 240.
Gennady Golovkin was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 168lb division.
Canelo vs Golovkin III form
Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Dmitry Bivol on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Caleb Plant on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated 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.
Gennady Golovkin had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated David Lemieux on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round 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 Willie Monroe Jr on 16th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
He had won against Martin Murray on 21st February 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Canelo Alvarez had been fighting more than Gennady Golovkin.
Going to this contest, Canelo Alvarez had last fought 10 months and 25 days ago, while Gennady Golovkin's last outing had been 6 years, 6 months and 22 days ago.
Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 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 8 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Canelo vs Golovkin III 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 III?
The DAZN PPV show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The DAZN PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Canelo vs Golovkin III?
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Father time is undefeated and he will win against GGG Saturday night. But I don’t think it will be a KO. The ability to take a punch is one we’re born with. And in this arena GGG AND Canelo are both extraordinary. If GGG goes down it will be by accumulation of body shots… and believe me there comin in large numbers.
GGG is one of my favourite fighters and in my opinion he won the first fight and the second fight was maybe a draw. I’d take prime GGG over Canelo but sadly his prime has passed and I think this will be the only time he’s ever knocked out.
Canelo ’s a great fighter and still on his prime. He’s improved since their last meetings, has been active against top level opponents since then and has moved up in weight.
GGG’s age is catching up with him and he’s been relatively inactive, especially against top class fighters.
Canelo is now used to taking the power of Light Heavyweights and hasn’t been seriously hurt by them. The Mexican has been able to knock out much bigger men than Triple G. I think the power difference since the last time these greats met will be a shock.