LAS VEGAS — The first two bouts between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin were classics and featured two of the greatest fighters of their era competing in a pitched battle for huge stakes.
On Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in their third meeting, it was nothing of the sort. The 40-year-old Golovkin looked like a far cry from the superstar he was in 2017 and 2018 in dropping a wide unanimous decision to Alvarez in a battle for Alvarez’s undisputed super middleweight title.
The judges’ bizarrely scored it close, having it 115-113 twice and 116-112 for Alvarez. The only way Golovkin won four or five rounds is if he got credit for being hit. Yahoo Sports had it 120-108 and only saw one round it could even reasonably consider for Golovkin. [Full recap.]
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Canelo-GGG 3 main card results
Super middleweight: Canelo Alvarez def. Gennadiy Golovkin by unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113)
Super flyweight: Jesse Rodriguez def. Israel Gonzalez by unanimous decision (118-109, 117-110, 114-113)
Super middleweight: Ali Akhmedov def. Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)
Middleweight: Austin Williams def. Kieron Conway by unanimous decision (96-93, 97-92, 97-92)