Canelo Alvarez would have DRAWN Gennady Golovkin trilogy if he lost ONE more round as controversial scores are revealed
CANELO ALVAREZ would have walked away with an unthinkable draw in his trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin had he lost ONE more round.
The Mexican in 2017 was accused of escaping with an undeserved draw in his adopted fight home of Las Vegas.
And a year later, when Canelo emerged victorious in the rematch with a majority decision, again some felt GGG deserved the nod.
Although this time around, four years on there could be no argument as the Mexican bossed proceedings in the overdue trilogy.
But the scorecards did not reflect that, with Dave Moretti’s judging it 116-112 and Steve Weisfeld as well as David Sutherland’s reading 115-113.
That means, if Canelo had lost just one more round, it would have been scored 114-114, ending in a disastrous draw.
GGG held a grudge for almost half a decade having been unfortunate to walk away with without a win in their first two thrillers.
And while the trilogy fight – four years after Canelo’s rematch win – did not live up the billing, it did settle the score once and for all.
He said: “Thank you so much my friend. Thank you for everything.
“We gave the fans three good fights and thank you for everything, OK.”
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Golovkin, 40, agreed with Canelo, 32, as the pair of boxing legend’s embraced in the middle of the ring.
GGG said: “I want to shake hands with Canelo, congrats.
“The guy is a real warrior and if you don’t understand, you don’t understand nothing.”