Published: Tue, September 19, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Gennady Golovkin's showdown for middleweight supremacy with Canelo Alvarez ends in draw

Gennady Golovkin's showdown for middleweight supremacy with Canelo Alvarez ends in draw

One of the biggest discrepancies from the super fight between GGG Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

Golokin's trainer Abel Sanchez said Alvarez fought the way they expected him to. "She feels awful that she saw it differently from the other two judges", Bennett told the Las Vegas Review.

In a utopian world, an outlier scorecard would not have been the dominant topic of conversation after such an outstanding bout.

Following a cagey opening couple of rounds, it seemed a tactic that would backfire with Golovkin forcing the issue behind a dominant jab but Alvarez finished strongly - winning the last three rounds on all of the judges' scorecards. Both Alvarez and Golovkin are aggressive hard-hitting warriors with high knockout rates. It was a spirited, action-packed, competitive match.

As you can see, the short documentary also takes the viewer through to straight after the fight itself - where Golovkin understandably addressed the press in a downbeat mood after.

It's decisions like these that point to a growing trend in boxing - with no oversight, this noble and historic sport has been increasingly corrupted.

Boxing judge Adalaide Byrd will be stood down in the wake of her controversial scoring of the Gennady Golovkin v Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fight in Las Vegas during the early hours of Sunday morning.

But the fight would likely take place in Las Vegas again and Loeffler insisted that Golovkin's camp would have no qualms about it despite having had their fingers burnt by the result.

Bennett admitted to be confused by Byrd's scoring and added: "Unfortunately, she didn't do well".

Second, it was nearly a throwback, the return to a time where the best fighters faced each other in their primes, putting everything on the line. "She was off her mark".

So baffling was the result that Sports Illustrated ran a full-page cover of the fight that simply said "Robbed!" for their next issue. His 2012 split decision loss to Timothy Bradley was so atrocious that legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum publicly questioned the integrity of boxing - the very sport that made him rich.

"This is bad for sport of boxing", Golovkin said.

For his part, Alvarez believes that he won the fight. "It didn't unfold the way I wanted it too", Alvarez said of the round. Who shows us definitively who was the fighter who landed the most significant punches on the night. The Mexican fighter, however, had a slight edge in power connects - besting Golovkin 114 to 110 in that category.

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