Canelo vs Golovkin

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  • Golovkin vs Canelo
  • 37-0-0 49-1-1
  • SD SD
  • Score Cards 110-118, 115-113, 114-114
  • Saturday 16th September 2017
  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
  • WBC World Middleweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Middleweight Championship
  • IBF World Middleweight Championship
  • The Ring Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 35 age 27
  • 5' 10" / 179cm height 5' 9" / 175cm
  • 70.1" / 178cm reach 70.5" / 179cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD TKO KO TKO TKO < form UD KO KO UD KO <
  • 37 wins 49
  • 0 by ko 0
  • 0% Ko% 0%
  • 0 Losses 1
  • 0 draws 1
  • 2006 Debut 2005
  • tape rankings @ Middleweight
  • 3 WBA
  • 3 WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Canelo vs Golovkin Info

Gennady Golovkin drew with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez by split draw on Saturday 16th September 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 110-118, 115-113, 114-114, meaning it was a split draw.

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 undisputed middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA, IBF & The Ring belts on the line.

Canelo vs Golovkin stats

Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 37 wins, zero loses and draws.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez made his way to the ring with a record of 49 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.

The stats suggested that Golovkin and Canelo have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.

Gennady Golovkin was the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.

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

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

Golovkin was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 6 months later than Canelo, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 190 less professional rounds, 212 to Canelo's 402.

Gennady Golovkin went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA and 3 by the WBC in the 160lb division.

Canelo vs Golovkin form

Golovkin had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had won against 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.

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.

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He had beat James Kirkland on 9th May 2015 by knockout in the 3rd round at Minute Maid Park, Houston.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Gennady Golovkin had last fought 3 years 4 months and 24 days ago, while Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's last outing had been 3 years 3 months and 5 days ago.

Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. 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 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?

Canelo vs Golovkin was broadcast on HBO PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BT Sport 1.

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