Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez spoke about the power of his recent opponent Gennady Golovkin and gave an insight into how he feels about the hype surrounding the Kazakhstani’s punches.
All things considered, last night’s super-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin delivered on all fronts. From start-to-finish, the fight’s momentum swung back-and-forth and though some serious controversy remains over the judges’ rather bizarre decision to call it a draw, fans can at least rest easy in the knowledge that we’ll be seeing these two powerhouses go at it for a second time sometime next year.
For most, Golovkin seemed to do enough to come away with the win on the scorecards but judge Adalaide Byrd managed to see the fight as a 118-110 in favour of Alvarez, something that is completely ridiculous when you consider that that means he only gave Gennady Golovkin two rounds out of the scheduled twelve.
Still though, as a spectacle, few can complain about the fight as a whole and though Canelo remains adamant that he did enough to win, it’s hard not to feel bad for ‘Triple G’ who would have moved to 38-0 with the victory this time around.
Canelo took a few questions in his post-fight interview and though he went twelve hard rounds with one of the most vicious knockout artists in the game today, seemed reserved in his assessment of his opponent’s infamous punching power.
With this draw, Canelo’s stellar record moves to 49-1-2, but controversy or not, the fight itself proved that there is a lot to be said for booking these two to face each other again. There was a sense that business was left unfinished this time around and hopefully when the rematch is inevitably signed and sealed the judges and their rather varied scorecards will not be needed.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena
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