On September 16th, the world of boxing was paralyzed. Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez starred in the most anticipated fight of the year and did not disappoint anyone after 12 rounds of battle in which they finished in a draw.
The debt of what was promised by both was paid in full. The T-Mobile Arena brought together 22,358 people, many of them from Mexico to support both fighters. Thanks to the amount of fans that “GGG” has on Mexican soil, it can be said that the support of the public was relatively divided between both fighters.
The fastest combinations were on the side of Alvarez, who took the beginning of the assaults and surprised Golovkin who went from less activity to more in each round.
That was the strength of the Kazakh, to hold steady early in the rounds and let his rival make the fight and then attack without mercy. The blows of power were present, but both proved to have the necessary resistance to support what their rival offered.
Around a million and a half people bought the “Pay Per View” service for a fight that was seen almost all over the world and with which the critics were more than happy.
Although the negotiations for the rematch suffered many problems, in the end it was possible to hold the fight for a second time, something that seemed obligatory if you consider how the first match was carried out.
Golovkin threw 707 shots and landed 205, compared to 505 thrown and 169 landed by Alvarez. However, the Mexican counted for a 33% land percentage, which was greater than the 31% from the Kazakh native.
In the end, the opinions of the specialists and the fans were shared, which shows the parity of the combat. The cards were 118-110, 113-115 and 114-114, which determined the tie between both and left everyone wanting a rematch, which will be fulfilled this Saturday, September 15th, on the same stage.