September 16, 2017 and September 15 next year are the dates of matches between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, the best boxers of this century. Unfortunately, the matches remained quiet unfinished, especially the first one.
In 2017, the Kazakh looked better in the ring and his victory was expected. One judge also won seven of 12 rounds, another split 6: 6, and we all still remember Judge Adelaide Byrd's card scoring ten rounds in favor of the Mexican.
The match thus ended without a winner, and Byrd found herself in a bad position, for the most part absolutely for a reason. She was accused of being a mercenary of Oscar De La Hoya, and was suspended for a time from all the martial arts shows she worked on, including those of the UFC.
Of course, that did not help Golovkin, whom the majority of the fighting public agreed had been stolen. All this resulted in another match, which was equally good, high quality, and exciting, and then the victory went to Canelo by a majority decision.
Again, one referee gave each one six rounds, while this time the two scored seven rounds in favor of Canelo, who was certainly better and more specific than in the first match." "There, fans were divided between those who think the decision in the second match was a good one and those who believed that GGG was missed once again.
Namely, Canelo was excellent during the first six rounds, and then he slowed down and gave in to Golovkin's initiative.
Gennady Golovkin today
Today, the 39-year-old Kazakh is still hoping for a third match, and it looks like it could happen at the end of the summer.
He still has the same opinion about the first two matches as when they were held. "I think I won both of our matches. But it obviously suits some people to be mistaken. Do I feel bitter about it? Yes. When you see that people can go through fraud that way with no consequences."
"Really, is that how this sport works?" "Golovkin told the Walking The Floor podcast. Golovkin sees the problem in the fact that as time passes, more and more people look at matches as Canelo's deserved triumph.
Obviously, over time, what is written on paper really becomes the most important thing. And because of that, he hopes that another match will be arranged. But many also think it would not be a smart move. As he nears his 40th birthday, Canelo is probably in his “prime” right now and every match looks fantastic.