Canelo Alvarez successfully defeated rival Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Heading into the showdown, the Mexican vowed to knock Golvkin out. Unfortunately for Canelo, he could only manage a unanimous decision victory.
With that being said, Alvarez dominated the majority of the fight.
His footwork, movement and his stinging jabs were on point against Golovkin.
It is fair to say that Golovkin just didn’t have any answer as he looked slow throughout.
Towards the end of the fight, in the championship rounds, Golovkin started to pile pressure on the champion and caused some problems.
Ultimately, it was too little too late for the Kazakh, losing a surprising decision as two judges scored it 115-113 in favour of Alvarez.
Those scores caused a real stir across the boxing community as many felt as if it wasn’t that close.
Speaking after the fight, Canelo said: “He’s strong, he’s a great fighter,” the Mexican said. “For me, I’m just glad to share the ring with him. We give the fans three really good fights. I’m glad to be involved in that kind of fight.”
What’s Next for Canelo Alvarez?
Following the victory, it is fair to say that Canelo has his eyes on Dmitry Bivol.
“I need to recover my hand and my body and come back stronger than ever,” he said.
Speaking on wanting to avenge the loss to Bivol, Alvarez said, “It’s very important for me, for my legacy, for my country, for everybody.
“I’ve gone through some very difficult things in my life,” he added. “I’ve actually shown that defeats are great because they enable you to come back and show humility.
“I’m going to keep going to keep my legacy going.”
Canelo admitted that he may need surgery on his left hand following the fight with Golovkin.
With Bivol fighting Gilberto Ramírez in November, there is plenty of time for Canelo to recover.
A rematch with Bivol is likely to take place next year, should the Russian get through Ramírez.
If Canelo decides to not move up and fight Bivol, then many are calling for the Mexican to square off against David Benavidez.
At 26-0, Benavidez is coming off of a TKO victory over David Lemieux earlier this year.
Going forward, Canelo will not be short of options as he looks to add to his legacy as one of the greatest to ever step foot inside the ring.
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