Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Alvarez result – controversial split draw

One judge scores 118-110 in favor of Canelo; GGG retains the belts

Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez battled out at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday September 16. The scheduled for 12 rounds contest proclaimed a “real fight” in follow up to the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor showdown last month.


Kazakhstan’s “GGG” Golovkin entered the square circle with the 37-0 record, where 33 wins were claimed by way of KO/TKO. Facing off Alvarez, he put three belts on the line: World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Ahead of the encounter with Golovkin, Mexican ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) has faced a single defeat that came from “Money” Mayweather in 2013. His resume includes 34 stoppages out of 49 bouts, plus 1 draw.

Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez went the distance with the result left in hands of judges. One of the judges scored the fight 115-114 in favor of Golovkin. Another judge has seen it as the draw 114-114. The score-sheet of judge Adelaide Byrd states 118-110 for Alvarez. Nevertheless “GGG” retained his middleweight titles.

Undercard results

The Golovkin vs Alvarez undercard comprised six bouts. Diego De La Hoya scored a unanimous decision against Randy Caballero. Joseph Diaz similarly defeated Rafael Rivera. Vergil Ortiz took the second round TKO against Cesar Valenzuela.

Women’s bout between Nicola Adams and Alexandra Vlajk was cancelled. Complete results can be found below.

Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul Alvarez – split decision draw
Diego De La Hoya def. Randy Caballero via unanimous decision
Joseph Diaz def. Rafael Rivera via unanimous decision
Ryan Martin def. Francisco Rojo via split decision
Vergil Ortiz def. Cesar Valenzuela via second-round TKO
Marlen Esparza def. Aracely Palacios via unanimous decision
Serhii Bohachuk def. Joan Valenzuela via second-round TKO
Nicola Adams vs. Alexandra Vlajk – canceled


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