Canelo vs GGG Trilogy fight set for September 2022


Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to share the ring for a third time September 17th 2022.

The super fight will mark perhaps the biggest fight of the year, with the sports biggest star hoping to finally put Golovkin away for good.

The first two fights can be described as nothing short of controversial. The pair first crossed paths in 2017, fighting for the unified middleweight championship. After 12 rounds the fight was declared a draw, and while cases could be made for both fighters, a majority of boxing fans and critics alike, felt that GGG edged a victory.

Boxing judge, Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 in favour of Alvarez, a scorecard this one sided in a fight many though Golovkin edged was inexcusable. There was no perceivable way to justify scoring so strongly in favour of Canelo.

The two fighters crossed paths yet again in 2018 for a highly anticipated rematch.  This was put under jeopardy, as Canelo failed a drug test at the start of 2018.

The fight eventually materialized with two facing again in September of 2018. Again, the fight was extremely close with Alvarez edging the score cards. However, for the second time it appeared that the majority of viewers felt that the fight was Golovkin’s. 10 of the 18 media outlets scoring the bout, also scored in his favour.

This September marks a redemption opportunity for Golovkin who felt he came out on top in both of their previous meetings. It will be a tough fight for the Kazakhstani boxer, who will be going into the fight as a heavy underdog. While the 40-year-old fighter currently holds the WBA and IBF middleweight belts the aging fighter has only fought 4 times since the pair last met in 2018.

Canelo on the other hand is widely considered to be the greatest fighter on the planet having racked up seven consecutive victories off the back of the 2018 bout. At the start of this month Canelo found himself in the ring yet again, this time the fight did not go in his favour. The seemingly invincible Canelo was outshone by Dimitry Bivol who fought a perfect fight keeping Canelo at bay and winning comfortably on points.

Perhaps this chink in Canelo’s armour could be Golovkin’s greatest asset as the aging fighter best chances of victory appear to have already passed him by.

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