The “good” thing about Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin‘s third fight on Saturday is that it was finished.
For the first two thirds of the fight, Triple-G, who is 40, seemed his age; for the final third, he appeared 39. Alvarez lost his steam in the latter rounds in a bout he never wanted, and he later claimed he had made a severe wrist ailment worse that would have required surgery.
The Canelo Alvarez Fight Was A Pain To Watch
It was hard to witness the outcome.
As Canelo Alvarez pushed on forward and the sluggish Golovkin concentrated on dodging being plummeted rather than dealing it out, the first seven to eight rounds were not even somewhat close. He barely threw anything but erroneous jabs.
It appeared as though Golovkin, who had tested his opponent to the limit in their first two fights, had no business in sharing the ring.
In a ringside interview during Round 8, Golovkin’s trainer, a very irritated Jonathan Banks, stated that his guy needed to start working. He really missed more than half of the battle since he was late for work.
In the 8/9 round, Triple-G started to come back, which made the fight competitive from that point on. He said that his plan for getting going late was that he did not have the energy to fight hard for 12 rounds.
Golovkin and the fight weren’t saved despite that effort.
He unanimously, a decision by scores of 116-112, 115-113, and 115-113, which were this absurdly kind to the loser. The resurgence (if that’s what it was) came too little, too late.
And unless you enjoy witnessing a shell of a once-great boxer battle an ailing opponent who had any sense of inspiration, a few competitive rounds won’t turn a bad bout into a good one.