The middleweight championship rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is underway tonight (Saturday, September 15th). Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage all night, both right here, and throughout the night on Twitter. Here, we’ll have round by round recaps, featuring rounds 1-3.
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Round 1: Here we go! GGG with the jab. Left hook to the midsection by Canelo. Another jab by GGG, but Canelo goes back downstairs with the right. Canelo with the jab. “GGG” chants ring around the arena. “Canelo” chants in response! Jab by GGG is short, next one hits the forehead. Right by Canelo is blocked on the glove. They both throw jabs and miss. Good left hook by Canelo. Right hand over the top by Golovkin. Sweeping body shot by Alvarez. Jab snaps Canelo’s head back and they they clinch. Bell sounds. 10-9 Golovkin.
Round 2: More jabbing by Golovkin. Alvarez responds in kind. Quick combination by Canelo scores. Stiff jab once more by GGG. Golovkin misses on the uppercut but lands another jab. Lovely shovel hook by Canelo! Body jab by Alvarez. He lands again! Golovkin with a right. Great counter by Canelo! Alvarez with a jab. GGG goes to the body. Left hook by Golovkin. GGG with a hard jab. Canelo off-target on a left hook. Body shot-right hand but the body shot was low. The right hand landed for Canelo, though. GGG with two left hooks, one landing and one blocked. Nice straight right by GGG. Bell sounds again. 19-19.
Round 3: Golovkin connects with a right. Sneaky uppercut by GGG and a rare clinch. Canelo lands the jab. GGG jabs and then they trade hard uppercuts on the inside! Canelo jabs to the body. GGG gets clipped. Left hook by GGG. Golovkin with a straight right. Canelo with the hook but it didn’t land. They both miss wildly. Hard counter left by Golovkin! Canelo answers with a jab. Good combo by Canelo. Right hand by Golovkin. Straight right again by GGG. Clinch fighting and they separate on their own. Another close round. I give it to Canelo. 29-28 Alvarez.