Published: Mon, September 18, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

#CaneloGGG: Twitter Reacts To Golovkin Vs. Canelo Draw, Was GGG Robbed?

#CaneloGGG: Twitter Reacts To Golovkin Vs. Canelo Draw, Was GGG Robbed?

It was billed as a potential fight of the decade, and Gennady Golovkin vs Saul "Canelo" Alvarez certainly didn't disappoint last night. Judge Dave Moretti scored the fight 115 - 113 Golovkin, Adelaide Byrd stunned many fans with a 118 - 110 score for Canelo while Don Trella scored it 114 - 114, ending the fight in a draw.

In an unusual move, Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, came to ringside shortly after the fight to speak to the media and address the controversy of Byrd's scorecard.

Golovkin on the rights of the champion throughout the 12 rounds were dominating, Alvarez worked on the counter, trying to catch a Kazakh counter-strike. The promoter for Saunders said earlier there's a good chance his fighter could meet Triple G in his next fight, should Golovkin beat Alvarez.

Both fighters expressed interest in a rematch in the immediate aftermath.

Also expected were Alvarez's sharp counters, particularly in the later rounds.

Her score meant the bout ended in a tie.


While many experts gave Golovkin the edge, the scorecard of the judge that awarded it to Alvarez 118-110 immediately raised eyebrows.

Golovkin kept coming at Canelo over the next two round until the Mexican suddenly got a sense of urgency in the ninth, when he came out swinging to open the round and he stayed aggressive throughout the rest of the fight. Most notably, they sparred about another controversial end to a great fight when Jeff Horn won in a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao even though it seemed that Pacquiao would easily win. I think being a judge is a very challenging position. I think she's an outstanding judge, and in any business, sometimes you have a bad day.

He also previously held the WBC middleweight title. "I am a champion and this is the biggest fight in the sport".

However, nobody watching live could forget the best highlight in the fight when Alvarez threw one of the biggest punches you are ever likely to see.

Round two between these two middleweights probably won't occur until May, with the Cinco de Mayo holiday falling on a Saturday.

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