Canelo cruises to points gain on GGG to wrap up rivalry

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Over the course of 12 rounds on Saturday night, “GGG” took on an unfortunate new meaning for Gennady Golovkin as his chances of obtaining “justice” in his trilogy with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez went fast, go, and then went last.

Judging controversies marred the rivals’ first two encounters, in 2017 and 2018, denying Golovkin one if not two wins over Canelo, and the irony on this occasion was that the Kazakhs may finally be on the ‘right’ side of one. could have stood, if he didn’t let it be too late to start firing.

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But leaving it too late was the theme of this match, which pitted an excellent Canelo at age 32 against an old Golovkin at age 40, and that factor gave way to a troubling hesitation on the part of GGG, who showed up late but in reality the 116-112 was not worth it. , 115-113, 115-113 scorecards – which were in Canelo’s favor anyway.

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More to come…