By Jonathan Harris – Once again fans were treated to an all-out barnstormer of a middleweight division clash, We already knew from the taste we had of the first bout that this fight was built to be something special, with an unexpected approach from the redhead Mexican Canelo tucking up and walking Triple G down from the early rounds, I was beginning to think he was making a path to his destiny of kissing the canvas, Walking on to a big shot from the Khazak thunder, by the 4th and 5th rounds I started to realise that this change of plan was beginning to work And we strangely seen Gennady on his back foot taking backward paces while cracking his strong fast jab into Canelo’s face to try and deter Canelo from pressuring him. The fight played out another close hard fought matchup for the two warriors with Alvarez getting the decision and becoming the new holder to middleweight straps. Obviously, in boxing we know that close behind every big fight there are controversial issues, whether they come from genuine fans who have differing opinions or obsessed fans who are upset about a favourite fighter of theirs not taking a win, And why would this fight be different … right?
That’s right! There is a whole lot of divided opinions circulating through the world of boxing about who really won, outrage shifted through social media like a tropical storm when the announcement was made that there was a new sheriff in town under the name of Canelo Alvarez, and once again the smiling Assassin Golovkin was robbed of a win, but sadly I have news for you, it was no robbery.
It’s quite understandable that this will not be a popular opinion due to the backlash, but this fight cannot be tarnished with the term robbery. In my honest opinion, the fight was very close, as each round surpassed I often changed which fighter I felt was winning, and this routinely happened round by round until the final bell. When that final bell rang I felt Canelo had just managed to steal the win, or Golovkin had done just enough to get the draw. It was a toss up really and depending on the differential equations of how certain people score a fight. A robbery is not a term that can be used in such an event as last night even if your chosen fighter was not the victorious one. The term “robbery” will be understandable when used in such fights as Valuev V Holyfield in 2008 when the clear winner is handed a big L for their record, All in all, it was another fantastic display of boxing, and we as fans need to appreciate when the best come together to fight the best, because as of this generation, it’s becoming quite a rare sight.