Canelo Secures Victory Over Golovkin In Trilogy Clash

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez defeated bitter rivalry Gennadiy Golovkinas the Mexican won the fighters’ trilogy fight on a unanimous decision to retain the undisputed super middleweight world title in Las Vegas.

Alvarez was rarely troubled as his 40-year-old opponent, the current undisputed middleweight champion, struggled to match the energy and work rate of the title holder, who defeated Golovkin for the second time in three meetings.

“Thank you for everything, thank you Golovkin. We gave the fans three good fights. I’ve gone through some very difficult things in my life and the only thing you can do is try to continue and move forward. He’s a really good fighter. I know he’s strong, he’s a great fighter and that’s why we’re here and I’m glad to share the ring with him. I’m going to keep going forward, to keep my legacy going strong,” Canalo said after the match.

The pair previously fought in the same T-Mobile Arena for the middleweight title in 2017 and 2018, with a draw controversially declared in the first fight before Alvarez won the second on a split decision.