Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin put on a show worthy of the hype tonight, but in the end, we were left with an unsatisfying and highly controversial three-way draw.
Judge Don Trella scored the fight even, 114-114. Judge Dave Moretti scored the fight for Golovkin, 115-113. And judge Adalaide Byrd, unbelievably if you’re not familiar with her history, scored the fight 118-110 for Alvarez.
BLH scored the fight 115-113 and 116-112, both cards for Gennady Golovkin, in what was a tense, competitive fight.
Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO) started well, boxing on his toes and moving around the ring for the first few rounds, but Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO) took over in the middle rounds with an intense pressure attack, forcing Alvarez to the ropes consistently.
Golovkin used his jab effectively throughout the fight, and marched through Canelo’s best shots. None of this is to say that Alvarez didn’t fight like a champion, though — he gave Golovkin all he had, and made a good last stand in the final three rounds, leaving it all in the ring.
Both fighters said after, without really committing, that they’re up for a rematch, which probably would be held back until Cinco De Mayo weekend in 2018, because it’s the traditional big fight weekend and this is the biggest fight out there right now.
How did you score the bout? Was it 10-2 Canelo, or are you some sort of sane person?