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Has Canelo Alvarez won against GGG in their previous two boxing fights?

Ahead of tonight’s trilogy, we recap the results and who won the first two fights between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin.

The entire boxing world looks forward to Saturday night as Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin face off for the third time at the iconic T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The anticipation for this trilogy has become palpable in recent days as pundits, pundits, and veteran pros waver in their predictions.

The opening bell will mark the beginning of the 25e round scheduled between Canelo and GGG, but who won their first two fights in 2017 and 2018 respectively?

Who won the previous two Canelo vs GGG fights?

The first fight between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin in 2017 ended in a draw, the second fight in 2018 was won by Alvarez by majority decision.

Right away, it’s important to note that both results were highly controversial, with criticism particularly leveled at the judging of the first fight.

This fight was scored 118-110 (Alvarez), 113-115 (Golovkin), 114-114 (draw) with the majority of pundits and personalities scoring the fight for the Kazakh.

In fact, DAZN, which is airing tonight’s PPV trilogy, recently aired a fight replay featuring boxing experts Chris Walker, Matt Astbury and Steven Muehlhausen. Their end result, according to the Court of Public Opinion, was “a unanimous decision for Golovkin with cards at 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112.”

The second fight was thankfully more straightforward, with the Mexican winning a majority decision; two judges scored the fight for Canelo (both 115-113), and one judge scored a draw (114-114).

What are the boxing records of the two fighters in 2022?

Since September 17e2022, before the trilogy with GGG, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has a professional boxing record of 57 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, with 39 wins by knockout.

Meanwhile, Golovkin has a record of 42 wins, one draw and one loss with 37 knockouts on his professional record.

Speaking to GQ to explain why he won Game 3 with GGG, Canelo said, “This is a fight that a lot of people have wanted for a long time.”

“It’s the third, because the previous ones were so good. I think it’s the perfect time and it lets people know who’s the best. Our styles are matched for big fights and this fight will be no exception. So I think that’s why we’re fighting for the third time. — Canelo Alvarez, via GQ.

Eddie Hearn weighs in on boxing trilogy stakes

Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn recently spoke with MMA media icon The Schmo about how high the stakes are for both fighters ahead of their trilogy showdown in Las Vegas.

“I don’t know, there’s a lot of pressure on Canelo Alvarez because he’s coming off a loss. He wants to bounce back. For Gennady Golovkin, he probably thinks this is my last roll of the dice to go unchallenged. He there’s pressure on both men.–Eddie Hearn, via The Schmo.

Hearn added: “I think looking into their eyes today [during the faceoff]there’s a kind of ‘wow it’s two days from now’”.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani on MMA Hour earlier in the week, Hearn explained that “Canelo Alvarez trained like I’ve never seen him train before for this fight. In fact, I I saw him on stage during the big arrivals and I said to him ‘You look ready’ and he said ‘so much more than ready’.”

“Canelo Alvarez, he’s up against, he just got a loss to Dimitri Bivol and the closer this fight gets, the more people are giving Gennady Golovkin a great chance in this fight. And he will give everything; here are two great names of modern times and [I’m] excited to be there. – Eddie Hearn, via MMAFightingonSBN.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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