Golovkin seemed to fade in the middle rounds, and after the seventh, his trainer Abel Sanchez urged him on, saying, "We're losing this fight", and exhorting him to pick up the pace.
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With much respect for sports enthusiasts like LeBron, I think we should leave the rest of the floor space for the boxing intelligentsia to comment on the final result. Even if CompuBox were available at a split speed rate, it would be hard to valorize one fighter's punching exploits over the other.
'I am satisfied with how we got the victory. But GGG was unable to follow up and put Canelo away. Instead, he stayed in the center of the ring and brought the fight to Golovkin, but Triple-G was still not impressed with his style.More news: Putin inspects war games, vows to beef up army
"I felt very comfortable", Golovkin said. (When asked about a third fight) Under the right conditions, yes. 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.
It was a technical bout that had plenty of skill but not the power shots or extended toe-to-toe exchanges that many had predicted considering the bad blood that existed between the two. It was good enough to warrant a third meeting.
Alvarez now finds himself in rarefied air, perhaps the biggest name in a sport desperate for a transcendent superstar. The subsequent years saw Alvarez slowly eschew his dare-to-be-great persona in favor of a star who knows how to wield the leverage that comes from being a PPV A-side. Past the halfway point in the seventh Golovkin continues to use the stiff jab as Canelo stalked. He's shown a willingness to face anyone - and Saturday he showcased the ability to beat everyone. He's now seen three of his last four fights go to the scorecards. "I'll be back guys; I'll be back".