Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beats Gennady Golovkin: Judges’ scorecards revealed

Canelo vs GGG III Scorecards

Canelo Alvarez returned to the ring for his second fight of 2022 to complete his thrilling trilogy with Gennady Golovkin last night, taking to the T-Mobile Arena once again in Las Vegas.

It’s four years since their last fight, with Canelo getting the victory in the second bout between the two in Vegas in 2018 via a majority decision.

It followed up the controversy of the opening bout which was once again in the same venue, finishing in a draw. However, two victories since then has emphatically proven his dominance over the Kazakhstani.

Canelo vs GGG III

The Mexican remains the undisputed super middleweight champion after a classy performance on Saturday night, with his opponent unable to keep up with him. It’s now two defeats in Golovkin’s career, both at the hands of Canelo.

When a fight goes to the judges, it can always cause controversy, with many thinking Golovkin was the victor in the opening tied bout, and thinking the same in the second clash between the rivals.

Obviously plenty thought Canelo won, but points can always split opinion, although a second win suggests that he has the number of Golovkin in the ring.

His speed and power was far too much for his fierce rivalry, although it ended in classy fashion, with the pair embracing in the ring.

Video: Watch the moment the pair shared an embrace

Judges’ scorecards

Dave Moretti, Steve Weisfield and David Sutherland were tasked with the thankless task of giving their verdict on the fight, although it’s always easier when the three all agree with one another, with just a point in it.

Both Weisfield and Sutherland had Canelo victorious 115-113 whilst Moretti deemed it slightly more in favour of the Mexican at 116-112.

It was a classy fight that clearly was relatively close, with Canelo just proving to be too much for his opponent, with Moretti the bigger fan of his performance.

View: The image of the three scorecards can be seen here

Canelo wins via unanimous decision

Of course not everyone agrees with the judges, where would be the fun in that? Some believed Canelo was clearer ahead, including the official DAZN scorecard, whilst others still stood by GGG.

It was the perfect response for Canelo who lost his last bout to Dmitry Bivol via unanimous decision, with both Moretti and Weisfield judges on that fight as well, clearly not as impressed with the performance from Canelo.

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