Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in their second bout / Pic: HBO Boxing / Twitter

Golovkin suffers first defeat, Canelo new world champion

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez squared off for the second time on September 16 (AWST) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout was a rematch following their first encounter which ended in a controversial draw a year ago.

Their second twelve-round championship bout featured the defending WBA (Super), WBC, and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin up against the challenger Canelo Alvarez. In addition, a vacant The Ring and lineal titles were at stake.

A highly anticipated contest also went the distance. A majority decision (114-114, 115-113, 115-113) was announced in favor of Canelo, who consequently became a new champion. In addition he moved to 50-1-2, 35 KO.

Meanwhile Golovkin faced the first defeat in his professional boxing career. He dropped to 38-1-1, 34 KO.

The fight card also included Jaime Munguia who faced Brandon Cook in defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight title. The contest ended in favor of the champion, who scored the third-round TKO win and retained the belt. The complete fight results can be found below.

Middleweight Canelo Alvarez def. Gennady Golovkin via majority decision (114-114, 115-113 x2)
Jr. Middleweight Jaime Munguia def. Brandon Cook via third-round TKO (R3 1:03)
Middleweight David Lemieux def. Spike O’Sullivan via first-round KO (R1 2:44)
Super Flyweight Roman Gonzalez def. Moises Fuentes via fifth-round KO (R5 1:44)