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Canelo cruises to victory over Golovkin in trilogy clash

Update:
Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez poses with his belts and crown after defeating Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin to retain his undisputed super-middleweight crown at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 17, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Austin Williams vs. Kieron Conway, 10 rounds, for WBA International middleweight title

Statements of the boxers

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - I went through the most challenging moments of my life [referring to his previous loss], but I want to tell people that I have to go forward... Failures are sometimes good because they teach you how to do things, discard them, and be more humble. 

After this, I will have to do surgery on my left hand... I almost can't hold a glass in my hand, but I'm good. 

Gennady Golovkin - Everybody knows this is high-level boxing; everybody knows who Canelo is. If you make a bad step, it is a finished fight. Look at his face, look at mine, we are so clean, but this just showed you how well trained we are and how good the fight was. 

Tonight's fight was more tactical, like chess, and Canelo was the better player. 

Still champion

The most beautiful image of the night

Verdict - Saul Alvarez

By unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113) the winner and still champion -

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez - Mexico

Last round and end of the fight Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

Umpire Mora had to react during the round, separating the fighters from non-stop clinching. In the end, a friendly hug from the boxers who had 36 rounds fighting together gives the most beautiful photo of sportsmanship in this brutal and fantastic sport. 

11th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

The penultimate round starts to open the fighters forcing them to risk more and enter into a close fight. Golovkin still keeps the fight at a draw,

10th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

The intensity of the match has worn out both of the boxers, and their attacks are less precise. Accidental headbutt at the end from Canelo.

9th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

The Kazakh finally raises the aggressivity and ambition and sends a couple of exciting punches. While doing so, Canelo reacts with his famous counters. 

8th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

Canelo tempts Golovkin by stepping in close range, wanting to provoke his reaction. Few responses from the Kazakh. 

7th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

Canelo still holds the lead with a much more agile boxing style. What is surprising is Golovkin's again reserved and defensive stand. 

6th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

Golovkin was forced to go back during the round, something he was unfamiliar with. Despite the situation, he could send a surprising right and take some initiative in the final moments. 

5th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

Golovkin is still without a correct answer to Canelo's attacks, and close to the end of the round, Canelo again sends a wide hook and finds the Kazakh surprised. 

4th of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

Canelo continues to dominate this fight with a very confident stature. He always moves around the ring and sending straight shots on target. 

3rd of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

GGG entered the third round determined to wake up from the passivity but found that difficult, considering Canelo's counterpunches always stopped him at a distance from doing something more serious. 

2nd of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy

Immediately at the beginning, Canelo throws a wide hook on the front tip of Golovkin's head. The Mexican continued to be the more active of the two fighters, movement, and punch-wise.  

1st of 12 rounds Canelo vs GGG: Trilogy 

Both fighters know each other very well and respect the capabilities of the other. Few intents from Canelo that almost found the target. 

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez

Total fights    61
Wins    57
Wins by KO    39
Losses    2
Draws    2

Gennady Golovkin

Total fights    44
Wins    42
Wins by KO    37
Losses    1
Draws    1

Fighters

Gennady Golovkin, often known as "GGG" or "Triple G," is a Kazakhstani professional boxer. He has held multiple middleweight world championships and is a two-time unified champion, having held the IBF title since 2019 and the WBA (Super) title since April 2022. Previously he held the unified WBA (Super), WBC, and IBF titles between 2014 and 2018. He is also a two-time IBO middleweight champion, in his second reign since 2019.

Saul Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer. He has won multiple world championships in four weight classes from light middleweight to light heavyweight, including unified titles in three of those weight classes and lineal titles in two. Álvarez is the first and only boxer in history to become undisputed champion at super middleweight, having held the WBA (Super), WBC and Ring magazine titles since 2020, and the IBF and WBO titles since 2021.

Canelo vs GGG

Everything is set for the boxers' presentation. 

First in the ring is Gennady Golovkin.

Second of course Saul Canelo Alvarez, followed by a mariachi band and the song "Mexico lindo" 

 

Dinmukhammed Kanatuly Kudaibergen

Kazakh singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is university-trained in classical and contemporary music and is known for his extensive vocal range.

75.9 KG

Comedian star-studded audience

Last round and end of fight Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

Gonzalez has demonstrated that he is a strong fighter and tough nut to break, but Jesse 'Bam' Rodriguez will still stay World Champion and keep the WBC World Super-Flyweight title with a unanimous decision. 

It was a match with an incredible number of punches thrown from both sides, physically enduring and at moments even tiring to watch and track the furious attacks. 

11th of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

Second low waist punch by Rodriguez; this one - not penalized.

10th of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

Rodriguez has all the means to face Gonzalez, short-range, long-range, counterpunch... Gonzalez is losing some of that punch precision as we're entering the final rounds. 

9th of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

Phenomenal show by both fighters, not reserving them at any moment. Jesse Rodriguez still dominates with a better technique and style from close range.

8th of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

There is an official warning for Jesse Rodriguez for a lower waist punch. 

8th of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

There is a cut on Gonzalez's face provoked by an unintentional headbutt. We'll see if this cut will influence the outcome.  

6th of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

Tiredness slowly enters the bodies of both boxers, but the interchange of punches is not holding back. Despite Rodriguez being shaken, he still has somewhat of a lead. 

Smell of the action

4th of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

The World Champ Rodriguez takes the initiative and, with combinations of three keeping high rhythm, ultimately stomps authority, but rowdy Gonzalez still keeps a good stance and maintains fighting. 

2nd of 12 rounds Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

Jesse Rodriguez, the favorite on paper before tonight, found a very dynamic and patient opponent in Israel Gonzalez. Rodriguez still manages to shoot some interesting left directs, while Gonzalez usually aims for the body. 

Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez, 12 rounds, for WBC World Super-Flyweight title

The penultimate fight of tonight's program will be between Jesse Rodriguez defending his WBC World Super-Flyweight title and the title contender, 25-year-old Israel Gonzalez.

Jesse Rodriguez

16 wins (11KO) 0 loss 0 draw

Israel Gonzalez

28 wins (11KO) 4 loss 1 draw   

 

Verdict - Akhmedov

The unquestionable decision by the jury, the win goes to Ali Akhmedov, the Kazakhstani fighter, who gets the 19th win of his professional career. 

It's interesting to see if Akhmedov's countryman Golovkin well be as successful 

Last round and end of the fight

Rosado gives all that he has left in the last round, but Akhmedov, like during the majority of tonight's clash, exits as the more intelligent and technically superior boxer. 

9th of 10 rouns

Akhmedov keeps his high rhythm and Rosado at a safe distance, tiring him with ferocious short combinations. 

7th of 10 rounds

Rosado, now visibly tired and outboxed by the Kazakh Akhmedov. There are three more rounds in this fight, but there is nothing much Gabi Rosado can do to turn around this in his favor. 

5th of 10 rounds

Akhmedov, for the first time, opens Rosado with a short right, one minute in the round, and uses that momentum to hurt him a little bit more before the bell. 

4th of 10 rounds

Akhmedov is doing the work in the last two rounds and carefully waiting for his chances, collecting points and the opinions of the umpires. Rosado, truthfully not too far behind. 

2nd of 10 rounds

Two fighters with two distinctive styles of boxing. Rosado has a more open stance, with a lot of showmanship but phenomenal speed to counterattack from that position. Akhmedov in difference looking for his opportunities from a more closed body position and easy footwork. 

Ali Akhmedov vs. Gabriel Rosado, 10 rounds, for IBF North American super middleweight title

Golovkin's countrymate Ali Akhmedov the 27-year-old Big Hitter will fight Gabi Rosado, who desperately wants a win and a place to prove himself. 

Ali Akhmedov 

18 wins (14KO)   1 loss (1KO)   0

Gabriel Rosado

26 wins (15ko)    15 loss (4KO)    1 

Canelo enters the Arena

End of the fight

Austin Williams is the winner of his 12th professional fight and still has a clean winning record. Conway gave all his heart in the ring tonight, but the American Williams was the stronger fighter and the more concrete one in his attacks. The Englishman missed more aggressivity in his performance which was one of the keys to his loss. 

10th of 10 rounds

We're now in the last round of the fight. 

9th of 10 rounds

First knockdown of the fight, and Conway will be the first fighter to be counted. 

8th of 10 rounds

Williams increases his attacks, and one of those makes some cuts on Conway's face. The Englishman is now obviously bleeding. 

7th of 10 rounds

Conway still has good fitness and manages to keep Williams at a safe distance and keeps the fight equal. Entering now in an exciting finish of this fight. 

Williams has a small lead after four rounds

The American Austin Williams has an insignificant lead after four rounds, although Conway still looks fresh and capable to finish this fight in his favour. 

Austin Williams vs. Kieron Conway, 10 rounds, for WBA International middleweight title

Austin "Amo" Williams will fight in the first undercard fight we're following Kieron Conway for the vacant WBA International middleweight title.

Austin Williams, USA, 26 years

11 fights (9KO) 0 loses 0 draws

Kieron Conway, GBR, 26 years

18 fights (4KO) 2 loses 1 draw

This is how the betting houses are waging tonight's fight

Alvarez by Decision or Technical Decision +110
Alvarez by KO, TKO or DQ +170
Golovkin by Decision or Technical Decision +600
Golovkin by KO, TKO or DQ +925
Draw or Technical Draw +1400

Atlanta United FC are all in for Canelo tonight

Canelo and Golovkin face off before tonight's fight

Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin have already had 24 rounds in the ring together over their previous two bouts. The victor tonight will be the undisputed super-middlewieght champion.

Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin ready for Canelo rematch

The last time Golovkin meet Canelo in 2018 the bout ended in with a Canelo win via majority decision.

Canelo shows his skills

Canelo Alvarez prepares to take on Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin for a third time...

Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin trilogy rematch

Hello and Welcome to AS USA live coverage of the third rematched between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin.

The two fought first in 2017, which ended in a controversial split draw, and again in 2018 with a Canelo win. Taking place 17 September will be the trilogy rematch in the same venue as the previous two bouts, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

Canelo, whose record is 15-1-1, has unified the super-middleweight division. Since 2019, Golovkin has won four in a row wining his last fight in April against Ryota Murata with a TKO in the ninth round taking the WBA (Super) middleweight title.

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