A rematch between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in world boxing sees Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez face off against Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin.
September 17th, 2017 the fight was controversially called a draw after 12 brutal rounds during which the undefeated Golovkin believed he had edged the contest on points. One judge scored it 118-110 Álvarez, one judge had it 115-113 for Golovkin and another had a 114-114 draw.
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Álvarez looked good in the opening rounds but was quickly put on his back foot in the middle rounds. Golovkin arguably won all of the rounds; five, six, seven, eight, nine and 10. Álvarez started to come back and really pushed him in the final two rounds. For the most part, Álvarez tried to use his footwork and defence in the bout, but he couldn’t dodge Golovkin for three minutes at a time with his back to the ropes. He took a lot of damage in the middle rounds.
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Golovkin later called the decision ‘’bad for the sport’’, committing himself to a rematch with the 28-year-old challenger Canelo Álvarez.
When and where will the fight take place?
The fight will take place September 15th, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What TV channel will it be on?
The fight will be the first event to be shown on BT Sport’s new pay-per-view offering, BT Sport Box Office.
Existing BT Sport and BT TV customers can pay using their remote control, Sky customers without a BT Sport subscription can register and pay online and will then be able to use their remote to subscribe to subsequent events.
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