- Golovkin defends WBA and WBC titles towards Álvarez in rematch
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Two of the three televised preliminary bouts are within the books. They lasted a mixed six rounds. The second was completed at about eight:45pm native time and Álvarez and Golovkin gained’t be making their ringwalks any earlier than 11pm. Meaning broadcasters could have quite a lot of time to kill between now and the primary occasion.
Within the opener Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, the previous four-division world champion from Nicaragua, stopped Mexico’s Moises Fuentes with a vicious one-punch knockout.
Hey and welcome to the Las Vegas strip for tonight’s hotly anticipated rematch between Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin. We’re ringside on the T-Cellular Area the place a capability crowd of greater than 22,000 is anticipated to observe two of probably the most achieved fighters of their era try to stamp a definitive conclusion on what’s turn out to be a extremely caustic rivalry since their first assembly final 12 months ended in controversy.
That first encounter was a contest of maximum bodily and psychological depth, a uncommon superfight that managed to not solely meet however exceed the hype. Till, that’s, the choice. Most at ringside, within the crowd and watching at residence believed the Kazakh knockout artist often known as Triple G did sufficient to win on factors. However the official verdict – together with the mystifying rating of 118-110 to Álvarez handed down by Adalaide Byrd – was a extensively disputed cut up draw that denied Golovkin what ought to have been the defining second of his profession.
Bryan shall be right here shortly. Within the meantime here’s his report from Friday’s weigh-in.