Canelo Alvarez brings the Gennadiy Golovkin rivalry to an end following a clear win at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Mexican won via unanimous decision to defend his undisputed super-middleweight championship.
Over the years, the pair have been involved in several jaw-dropping and razor-thing fights.
Canelo Alvarez Defeats Gennadiy Golovkin in a One-Sided Encounter
However, last night’s trilogy fight was the most one-sided fight out of the three.
Golovkin moved up to 168lbs to challenge the Mexican for the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles.
Unfortunately for Golovkin, the fight proved to be too much for the 40-year-old.
From the off, Alvarez was the early aggressor as he was holding the centre of the ring and making Golovkin back-peddle. The Mexican was clearly looking for an early finish.
With Golovkin constantly on the back foot, it meant that he was unable to land his power punches, which have proved to be his big weapon over the years.
As each round progressed, Alvarez was firing lefts to the head, brilliant right hands and stinging jabs to establish a comfortable early lead.
Those accurate shots made Golovkin reluctant to fire back with any intent and let his hands go.
Predominantly through the first half of the fight, Alvarez was attacking the head at a constant right.
However, as the showdown progressed, the Mexican would vary his attacks, landing a few left hooks to the body.
Even though Canelo would not throw many lefts to the body, when he did, it clearly affected Golovkin.
Heading into the later rounds, Alvarez had built an outstanding lead, with Golovkin having to find success somewhere. Throughout the fight, Canelo’s combinations were on point.
In the championship rounds, Golovkin finally threw in the kitchen sink and started to apply some pressure.
The Kazakh worked well behind the jab and his hard hooks had Canelo in a little spot of bother.
Ultimately, it was too late for Gennadiy and Canelo went on to win on all three judges’ scorecards (116-112 and 115-113 x2).
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