Who really won the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight? | The Tylt
Who really won the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight?
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin gave fans a thrilling battle of boxing titans in Las Vegas. However, the decision overshadowed the fight, with fans, judges and former fighters arguing about who actually won. Golovkin got through Alvarez's guard with his power. Alvarez effectively countered Golovkin and peppered him with punches. Who do you think won?
There is a reason one judge scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican fighter may not have been as aggressive as Golovkin, but that was by design. He allowed Golovkin to come forward and then countered every shot Golovkin tried to throw. Alvarez may have eaten some punches, but he didn't take any significant strikes from the mighty Kazakh who was supposed to destroy him. Alvarez won this fight.
In a match where both fighters are trading punches, the benefit of the doubt should go to the more aggressive fighter who pushes the pace. That was Golovkin.
No matter what round it was, the Kazakh fighter kept moving forward to shorten the distance between him and Alvarez. Golovkin was more willing to throw the punches rather than letting the fight come to him. He also ended the fight with more landed punches than Alvarez. Everyone in the world knew GGG won the fight, no matter what those judges said.