Here are the best reactions from the boxing sphere regarding the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
You know we’re going to run this back again, right?
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin fought for a second time in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena in a follow-up performance from their first outing. This time last year, both championship-level middleweights fought in a back-and-forth fight to see who was really the best in their division.
After 12 rounds, the scorecards were announced, and the fight was ruled a draw. Feelings such as confusion, anger and doubt started to settle in for both parties, but there was one thing everyone agreed on: Alvarez and Golovkin had to do it all over again.
Fast forward almost a year and they finally met each other again inside the ring. There had been a bit of trash talk between Alvarez and Golovkin following some unfortunate occurrences outside of the ring that hindered the fight taking place sooner, but all of that didn’t matter once they stood across from one another.
Many believed Golovkin won the first fight and was arguably the better fighter between him and Alvarez. Hoping to keep that idea alive in the minds of boxing fans and pundits, ‘GGG’ went out there to put on a dazzling performance against Alvarez. But Alvarez was more than game.
Slightly different from the first meeting, Alvarez was the aggressor from the start and he landed some big punches that seemingly slowed and hurt Golovkin. Golovkin, however, fought his way back into the fight and started to tag Alvarez.
Another 12 rounds would finish and although it would see Alvarez come out on top as the winner via majority decision, there was some controversy regarding the decision. Arguments were being made for either a draw, a win for Alvarez or a win for Golovkin, but as it stands right now, your new WBC middleweight champion is Canelo Alvarez.
Here are some of the best reactions from Boxing Twitter to Alvarez-Golovkin 2: