Winner of Gennady Golovkin in 2017 then forced to a draw in 2018, Canelo Alvarez won the third fight of the trilogy this Saturday in Las Vegas, and thus retains his WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF super middleweight titles.
The trilogy will have taken five years to play out, but this time for sure, Canelo Alvarez has definitely taken over Gennady Golovkin. The 32-year-old Mexican and the 40-year-old Kazakh faced each other this Saturday for the third time, in Las Vegas, and it was the younger of the two boxers who won, and who thus retains his WBA, WBC titles. , WBO and IBF super middleweight. The trilogy started in September 2017 and the fight ended in a draw, then in September 2018 Alvarez won on points and took the WBA and WBC belts from him. According to specialists, he should have been declared the loser of these two fights…
Alvarez expects Bivol, Golovkin not yet retired
Four years later, the two men met again, again in Las Vegas, and Alvarez again won on points (116-112, 115-113, 115-113), and kept his belts (he had meanwhile won the WBO title against Billy Saunders and the IBF title against Caleb Plant last year). “ Thank you my friend, we gave great fights to the fans, reacted the Mexican, after a nice hug with his opponent. I gave everything. I need surgery on my left hand. I need to rest before facing Dmitry Bivol (who beat him in May, in the light heavyweight category of which he is the WBA champion, editor’s note). It is very important for my heritage, for my pride, for my family and my country. I will beat him. As for Golovkin, he has no intention of putting away his boxing gloves despite this defeat: “Absolutely, I will continue. I still have that fire burning inside me. I have a passion for boxing. Don’t forget that I have three middleweight belts (IBF, IBO, WBA). I feel good. I didn’t take any serious hits. I feel strength and power within me. Of course, if the opportunity arises, I will seek to return to the ring. His adversaries are warned.