Canelo vs Golovkin 3 LIVE RESULTS: Alvarez BEATS GGG on points to settle epic rivalry after 12 rounds – latest updates | The Sun
18th September 2022

CANELO ALVAREZ has BEATEN Gennady Golovkin in their trilogy clash in Las Vegas to settle their five-year rivalry.

The Mexican outpointed his fierce foe 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 to win the third fight, having won the second four years ago and drawn the first in 2017.

Golovkin may now look to retire from the sport while Alvarez is likely to chase a rematch with Dmitry Bivol, who he lost to earlier this year.

  • RESULT: Alvarez def. Golovkin UD12


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  • Jack Figg

    Take a chill pill

    Canelo Alvarez wants to rest up before jumping into a rematch with Dmitry Bivol.

    He said after beating Gennady Golovkin: "I need rest.

    "I need to come back and get strength back in my hand, recover my hand and get strength back in my body so I can come back stronger than ever."

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  • Alex Terrell

    Canelo's reaction to beating the Kazakh

    Thank you for everything, thank you Golovkin.

    Canelo Alvarez

    "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."

  • Jack Figg

    Tril seekers

    Canelo and Gennady Golovkin squashed their beef after 36 rounds shared in their epic trilogy bout.

    GGG held a grudge for almost half a decade having been unfortunate to walk away with only a draw and a loss 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."

    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."

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  • Jack Figg

    Card tricks

    Despite Canelo Alvarez's domination against Gennady Golovkin the scorecards were still the talking point.

    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 one reading 116-112 and two others 115-113.

    That means, if Canelo had lost just one more round, it would have been scored 114-114, an almost unthinkable result.

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  • Jack Figg

    'I'm still champion'

    Gennady Golovkin has confirmed he will not retire and looks ready to return to middleweight with his WBA, IBF and IBO belts.

    He said: "Remember guys, I still have three belts at 160. I'll come back guys. I'm still champion guys."

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  • Jack Figg

    Not Oscar worthy

    Canelo Alvarez's former promoter Oscar De La Hoya was not impressed by the trilogy fight.

    De La Hoya promoted the first two Las Vegas classics and took a visit to watch the third instalment at the T-Mobile Arena.

    But the boxing legend said he almost "fell ASLEEP" during the action.

  • Jack Figg

    Eu want some?

    Chris Eubank Jr, who fights Conor Benn on October 8, wants GGG to face him in December or RETIRE.

    Eubank tweeted: "GGG you had a great run.

    "Come back down to middleweight & let’s fight for those belts you still have in December or just pass em over & I’ll look after them for the next couple years while you enjoy retirement… you earned it champ."

  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 

    Canelo Alvarez poses with his undisputed super-middleweight titles.

    He is expected to move up to light-heavyweight again to try and rematch Dmitry Bivol.

    Whereas Golovkin is set to move back down to middleweight, where he still WBA and IBF champion.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 

    Canelo squashes the feud with Golovkin after 36 epic rounds shared together.

    He says: "For me, I'm just glad to share the ring with him. As I say, we gave the fans a really good fight.

    "I'm glad to be involved in that kind of fight."

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 

    Canelo says: "I've gone through difficult times recently with my defeats and I've actually shown that defeats are great because it enables you to come back and show humility."

    He adds: "He's a really good fighter. I know, he's a great fighter and I'm glad to share the ring with him.

    "I'm going to keep going forward."

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 

    Judges score the bout, 116-112, 115-113 (x2) with your winner by unanimous decision, Canelo Alvarez!

    And somehow, we are still talking about a judging controversy!

    Two judges had Canelo winning by just two rounds, meaning if he lost the final round, it would have been a draw.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 

    There should be little controversy as we await the judges decision.

    Unlike the first two thrilling encounters, there is little argument for Golovkin winning this one.

    He rallied late but by then Canelo had already picked up a landslide lead.

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 17: Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and Gennadiy Golovkin (white trunks) square off following the eleventh round in the fight for the Super Middleweight Title at T-Mobile Arena on September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)Credit: Getty
  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 12

    Final round, the 36th of their trilogy series. Nice short uppercut from Golovkin, who wants to at least finish putting up a fight.

    Now Canelo steps on the front foot, searching for a big finish but is backed up as the two clinch.

    Both fight to the finish but there is no Big Drama Show in Las Vegas as the iconic rivals embrace with their trilogy heading to the scorecards.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 11

    GGG starting to come forward now, showing a bit of belief.

    But back comes Canelo, leading with the left hoo, the pair shorten the distance and swap uppercuts.

    Little rally from Golovkin towards the end of the round and he's at least finishing the fight on the front foot.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 10

    Big left hook rocks Canelo's chin back and the former middleweight king is starting to come into the fight a bit now.

    Lovely left body shot for Canelo and GGG felt that and grimaced a bit.

    Another good set of exchanges towards the end, both landing shots, and fans will be wishing this came a few rounds earlier.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 9

    The two come come together and trade blows on the inside, Canelo looking to double up the right hand downstairs and to the head.

    Another big uppercut comes in for Canelo and GGG is trying to take the sting out of the punches here.

    Golovkin comes forward on the front foot, letting his hands go and backing Canelo up.

    Good success for the Kazakh towards the end of the round which produced a response from Canelo, best round of the fight so far.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 8

    Lightening uppercut from Canelo sneaks through GGG's guard.

    Counter right hand comes over the top from Canelo, who is throwing less but still well in control.

    Golovkin had a bit of success when Canelo was against the ropes but the success is few and far between.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 7

    Golovkin on the back foot trying to hold off Canelo with his jab but the Mexican is coming forward looking for big shots.

    Right hand bounces off Golovkin's face and he shows off slick defence in the centre of the ring soon after.

    Another one-sided round banked for Canelo and it's starting to become one-way traffic.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 6

    Golovkin comes out more aggressive and starting to make Canelo miss with shots.

    A nice sneaky uppercut lands for GGG and this is the best round for the challenger so far.

    But that is largely because Canelo also took his foot off the gas heading into the half-way mark.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 5

    Canelo bowls over a big right hand and backs Golovkin up, becoming one-sided now.

    GGG puts out a series of jabs but Canelo slips and evades before launching his own attack.

    Canelo lands a HUGE right hand and Golovkin is starting to come under pressure as the round closes.

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  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 4

    Canelo comes forward with a combination but nothing troubling Golovkin.

    Big left hook from Canelo and GGG is starting to look every bit of 40, struggling to keep up with the pace.

    Golovkin did fire back with a right hand but was immediately met with return fire, Canelo has not come to play tonight.

  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 3

    Canelo counters with a left hook and then walks forward with a combination.

    Golovkin commits but is pushed back by a flurry of shots by Canelo, backing up the Kazakh.

    Pace of the fight really picked up in that round and GGG looked to struggle with Canelo's output.

  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 2

    Big left hook bounces off Golovkin's head.

    Canelo lets his hands go with a combination to body and head, GGG walks it off.

    The Mexican is the busier of the two but GGG is starting to find his range with short straight shots.

  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – Round 1

    Golovkin getting behind his jab early but Canelo is already looking for the big left hook.

    Canelo the slight aggressor, looking for the right hand to the body, where GGG has looked vulnerable in recent years.

    Golovkin displays a solid jab but was outworked in the Vegas opening round.

  • Jack Figg

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin

    Here we are!

    The first bell has rung and the trilogy has officially started.

    This fight is almost half a decade in the making.

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