Alvarez defeated Golovkin by unanimous decision to end the trilogy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After 36 rounds together in the ring over the past five years, Canelo Alvarez finally made a solid finish on his remarkable trilogy with Gennady Golovkin.

The Mexican superstar decisively won his third ring meeting with Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night, earning a unanimous-decision victory and clear superiority in their rivalry.

Four years after the fighters’ most recent meeting ended in a narrow, disputed victory for lvarez (58-2-2, 39 KO), the four-division world champion left no doubt about the decision – even though he Won by just 115 – 113 on the scorecard of two judges, the third saw it 116-112.

“He’s a strong fighter,” Alvarez said to the raucous cheers of his supportive Vegas crowd. “As for me, I’m happy to share the ring with him. He’s a really good fighter. I’m happy to be in a fight like this.”

Even with an injured left arm, which he says will require surgery, 32-year-old Alvarez did a sweeping pummeling of now-40-year-old Golovkin (42-2-1) in the first eight rounds, Repeatedly tested triples. G’s famous chin with combination and overhand rights. Golovkin rallied late, but ran out of time.

Golovkin made a very slow start with no clear strategy to take the initiative from Alvarez. Fighting at 168 pounds for the first time in his career, the Kazakh middleweight star had moments of his dynamic best against a weary Canelo in the latter round, but they were enough to turn the bout against a more comfortable young opponent in the Super were not. middleweight, where he reigns as the undisputed champion.

“Everyone knows that this is the high level, the best fight for boxing,” said Golovkin. “Look at his face. Look at my face. It’s of a high standard, because we trained well, and it shows that we fought very well, very good quality.”

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