Ahead of the year’s biggest boxing showdown, relive the first meeting between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in full.
I think it’s fair to say that as time has gone on, the controversy that marred the scoring of the 2017 showdown has taken away from the memory of the actual fight itself.
Make no mistake, the meeting of Canelo and ‘Triple G’ was a fantastic exhibition of a high-level boxing and while it should have read as a clear win for Golovkin round-by-round, it was still a tightly contested thriller.
Relive the entire event in full below:
A year has passed and many questions loom large over the outcome of tonight’s rematch. Both guys will surely have learned lessons from their first clash but who knows exactly who will be able to bring something different to the table when that first bell rings.
Golovkin is, of course, one year further into his 30’s and with such an unquestionably dangerous talent like his Mexican adversary to deal with, it will only take the slightest hint of regression for it all to come crashing down.
Still though, until the action gets underway this is nothing but empty speculation.
It’s one helluva fight on paper though for sure!
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena