We’ll have live coverage of the main event of the DAZN boxing PPV featuring Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in the main event; their third fight. It’s Canelo Alvarez Vs. Gennady Golovkin III.
Canelo Alvarez Vs. Gennady Golovkin III
Solid, if unspectacular first round. Canelo looks like the bigger fighter in there and by a lot. He threw some big power punches early on, but accepted that GGG wasn’t going to get into it in the first and was okay with just winning the round.
GGG’s face looks marked up already just from the jabs. Canelo was more aggressive, throwing a big right hand that connected, but just missed in really connecting. GGG seems okay with starting slow and trying to figure it all out. But he’s down 2-0.
Canelo is throwing left hooks and then rights on the hip. Canelo landed what looked to be a three-punch combination with GGG backpedaling. This was an easy round for Canelo.
Canelo gave GGG a much different look in the fourth. So if GGG was trying to time him, it was much harder. GGG threw his right hand shorter than usual as if he was waiting for some fire to come back.
Canelo slowed down the action early in the round. Canelo was warned of hitting low or behind the back and Canelo looked like he thought GGG turned that way to make it look bad. Then he hit him on the hip again and GGG stumbled. He threw an overhand right and rocked GGG a bit and he doesn’t look good going into the sixth round.
GGG is moving a lot in this round and the movement is good as Canelo is a bit overaggressive, but he’s not landing any punches, jabs included. There were opportunities for GGG to pull the trigger and he just feinted.
Canelo is in piling up rounds mode. GGG looked to want to bang a bit, but then went back to the outside. Canelo didn’t do too much damage that round, but GGG didn’t do anything. The uppercut might be there simply because GGG’s reactions seem a bit slow.
Canelo baited GGG a little bit so that he’d take some chances and then landed a big right hand. I have this as a complete shutout so far.
That was GGG’s best round, but some of it was because Canelo seemed to want him to throw punches so he could counter. GGG didn’t have the same power that we’re used to, but he finally won one.
There was an accidental head butt right at the end of the round which left a cut on Canelo. GGG had his second good round. It wasn’t a clear round for GGG, but some will give it to him. I thin he eked it out.
You could see the cut just under Canelo’s right eye. GGG wasn’t throwing huge shots, but he outboxed Canelo again for the third consecutive round.
Neither guy really went for the knockout. I’d give the last round to Canelo, but barely and not conclusively. GGG seemed to be happy with not being knocked out.
Winner: Canelo Alvarez by way of unanimous decision
The judges scored it 116-112, 115-113, and 115-113.