By Geoffrey Ciani: Last weekend it happened. It has been 4 years since their last meeting, and 5 years since their first meeting – the anticipated third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. This is for the undisputed middleweight champion of the world against Canelo.
The fight began in September 2017 when Canelo was the world middleweight champion, and Golovkin was the WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion. The official decision was a controversial draw, with most observers believing that Golovkin deserved to win the fight. Judge Adalaide Byrd scored it 118-110 in the fight against Canelo, which does not at all show the kind of work that took place in the ring.
The rematch took place in September 2018, and this time it was Canelo’s successor against Golovkin’s WBA/WBC title, which has since been stripped by the IBF. The rematch was the closest and most competitive contest that could have gone either way, and it could easily have been a tie. Canelo was awarded the victory by a razor-thin majority decision, in a fight that was so close that there was bound to be some controversy among boxing fans.
Last weekend on September 17th, they met again, and this time Canelo outclassed Golovkin enough to win a unanimous decision. So officially, Canelo won the competition by defeating Golovkin twice, and also drew. But the first fight ended in a controversial fight, the rematch was extremely competitive and could have gone either way, and Canelo clearly won the third round. All of these factors combined have left many fans in doubt as to who really won.
This edition of Rummy’s Corner will give a quick review of the third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, and will give some thoughts about the main events that are not matched in the overall and strong performances in this trilogy, which is important in the history of the 160 and 168 pound divisions. Please watch the video and enjoy one person’s opinion. This is Rummy’s Corner (produced and narrated by Geoffrey Ciani).