The largest fight of 2018 is lastly right here as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet in an highly-anticipated rematch for Golovkin’s WBA and WBC middleweight titles from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Alvarez and Golovkin battled to a controversial draw final September in a back-and-forth battle. Judge Adelaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 for Alvarez, choose Dave Moretti had it 115-113 for Golovkin and Don Trella scored it a draw, with a rating of 114-114.
The rematch had been agreed upon for May 5. In February, Alvarez failed two drug checks for the performance-enhancing drug, clenbuterol. Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) acquired a six-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Subsequently, the fight was postpone and rescheduled.
Both guys have lost respect for one another since. Alvarez is uninterested in Golovkin and coach Abel Sanchez saying he is a cheater and did not fight within the first bout. Golovkin feels disrespected as a result of Alvarez failed these drug checks that cost him a significant payday and hasn’t owned as much as his mistake.
Can Alvarez and Golovkin management their feelings from the final 12 months and provides us the legendary fight the world is expecting?
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Canelo vs. GGG 2 results
7:00 p.m.: Tensions have been at a fever pitch when Alvarez and Golovkin have been in the identical room one final time before they go to battle.
Canelo and GGG practically come to blows. It’s the first stare down because the rematch was scheduled after the failed drug take a look at. Big Drama! pic.twitter.com/G7JKh9BGeO
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) September 14, 2018
Canelo vs. GGG 2 fight card
– Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin for Golovkin’s WBA/WBC Middleweight titles
– Jaime Munguia vs. Brandon Cook for Munguia’s WBO Junior Middleweight title
– David Lemieux vs. Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan; Middleweights
– Roman Gonzalez vs. Moises Fuentes; Junior Bantamweights