The fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin got an honorable decision.
EPA / AOP
The final part of boxing’s upper middleweight championship streak was seen in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. In the match, the champions met for the third time Canelo Alvarez32, from Mexico and Gennady Golovkin40, from Kazakhstan.
The match ended with Alvarez winning by unanimous decision. In the end, the scores went to the reigning champion 115–113 and one 116–112. The stakes in the match were the championship belts of the IBF, WBA and WBO unions.
The men’s battle started already in 2017, when the duo’s match ended in a draw. The following year, Alvarez took a longer streak with a split points victory. The distance between the two became tighter in the second encounter, which had to be postponed due to Alvarez’s alleged use of clenbuterol.
At the end of the decisive match, the enemies showed respect for each other. The boxers hugged each other for a long time at the end of the 12-round match.
– He is a strong and great fighter. I’m glad I got to share the ring with him. We gave the fans three great matches, Alvarez praised his opponent after the match Sky Sports in the article.
– I want to shake Canelo’s hand and congratulate all his supporters on the victory, Golovkin replied.
The 40-year-old Golovkin is not about to end his career just yet. He still has many opponents in mind that he wants to take on.