He went on stage on Saturday night of September 16, 2017, the expected fight for the middleweight title between Gennady "GGG" Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
On the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Golovkin (37-0-1), IBF, IBO, WBC and WBA champion, confirms his belts, but for the first time in his career, he does not win. After a very balanced match, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) imposed the result of equality by making happy the bettors who were pointing to the blank result and were seen to return multiplied by dozens of times.The scorecards of the three judges are the following: 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin and 114-114.
It was not a particularly exciting match, not one of those going to history but a great match yes. Golovkin had begun imposing his jab, his being the center of the ring and Alvarez was limited to some very quick reaction and some work to the body. Were rounds that could be assigned to each other but from the 4th round Golovkin was melting and began to impose his boxing by often forcing Alvarez to the ropes and finally hitting him with his body shots dubbed at the right but it was his jab to make the difference.
Alvarez's match was experiencing sporadic reactions and frequent pauses, Golovkin was careful because Alvarez's reactions were sudden and in particular his right upright was a potentially dangerous weapon. The 5th round was pure battle but the impression was that the gap in power was quite obvious.
In this round, according to us Golovkin built his advantage, he was to make the match, he was to win at least 2 minutes on 3, he was to prevail in the third fate, and significant, minute. Alvarez often seemed to be standing on his legs while he was skilled on the trunk and quick of his arms but his activity was too low in relation to the opponent with even a hint of frustration when he hit Golovkin with a shot behind his back during a clinch.
They knew very well at Alvarez's corner that their man was back, missing 3 rounds when they informed him that it was necessary to win them all to get something out of this match. Canelo tried but in our judgment did not win them all three, especially the penultimate.
The equality verdict is fairly controversial, perhaps there was a victory for Golovkin though with little scratch. In any case, Alvarez proved to be a top boxer, holding a champion as GGG. The top of the middleweight division fell on the Las Vegas ring this night. In rematch, we will find out who the two are the only king!