GGG vs Canelo 2: After months of back-and-forth accusations, insults, and name-calling, Middleweight greats Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will look to finally settle their score TONIGHT (Sat., Sept. 15, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, having gone to an extremely controversial draw in 2017.
MMAmania will deliver LIVE coverage of “Canelo vs GGG 2” tonight, starting with the HBO pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast at 8 p.m. ET. We’ll also be sharing a live stream of the untelevised undercard, which begins at 6 p.m. ET.
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The card will likewise feature rising star and WBO Super Welterweight champ Jaime Munguia against Brandon Cook, David Lemieux against Spike O’Sullivan in a Middleweight slugfest, and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez looking to revive his career opposite former title challenger Moises Fuentes. I tried to be poetic about the last fight, which truly felt like a special occasion, but after the delays, trash talk, performance-enhancing drug (PED) shenanigans, it’s hard to muster up the same enthusiasm.
So let’s just go the more traditional route:
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Name: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin
Record: 38-0-1, 34 KO
Last Five Fights: Vanes Martirosyan (KO-2) Canelo Alvarez (Split Draw), Daniel Jacobs (UD), Kell Brook (TKO-5), Dominic Wade (KO-2)
Significant Victories (other than those mentioned above): David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens, Matthew Macklin, Grzegorz Proksa
Name: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
Record: 49-1-2, 34 KO
Last Five Fights: Gennady Golovkin (Split Draw), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (UD), Liam Smith (KO-9), Amir Khan (KO-6), Miguel Cotto (UD)
Significant Victories (other than those mentioned above): Erislandy Lara, Austin Trout
First off: Golovkin absolutely deserved the win the first time out. Though Alvarez found success in bursts, Golovkin’s relentless jab controlled the middle rounds by a fair margin. The 114-114 scorecard (see it) stretched the limits of believability, while Adalaide Byrd’s 118-110 Canelo score was among the worst in recent memory.
That may not sound too egregious, but this being boxing, there are plenty of horrific cards in recent memories to compare it to.