Update 12:35 a.m. ET Canelo Alvarez wins by unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113).
Update 11:32 p.m. ET The fighters are on the way to the ring, and we’re about to be underway in Las Vegas!
The boxing world will have all eyes on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin face off in the main event of a DAZN PPV to potentially close out their trilogy of title fights. The bout is expected to get started in the 11 p.m. ET hour.
The two fighters previously fought for middleweight supremacy. They fought to a majority draw in 2017, which left GGG with his WBA, WBC, IBF, and IBO titles and Canelo with The Ring title. A year later, Canelo won a majority decision to claim GGG’s WBA, WBC, and IBO titles, and also claim the then vacant The Ring title.
Four years later, they now meet in the super middleweight division. Canelo is the undisputed champ, having claimed all five major titles. This is GGG’s first fight in the higher weight class, while Canelo has bounced between super middleweight and light heavyweight for much of the past four years.
Canelo comes into the bout as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is a -550 favorite while GGG is a +370 underdog. The favored outcome is Canelo by decision at +100 followed by Canelo by stoppage at +150. A GGG decision is +700 while a GGG stoppage is +900
We’ll be providing live round-by-round updates for Canelo-GGG 3 until we have a winner.
Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin round-by-round results
Round 1: 10-9 Canelo
For sure a feel-out round, but better activity and ring generalship from Alvarez. A couple right hands did score, but neither man came out looking to end it early.
Round 2: 10-9 Canelo
Not a ton of punches thrown, but Alvarez is doing well to avoid the GGG jab while landing himself. The right hands are coming at the right time as well.
Round 3: 10-9 Canelo
The best round so far for Canelo, who mixes in some flurries and backs up the Kazakhstani on more than one occasion. No real power shots or stunners yet, but it’s clear who is in control.
Round 4: 10-9 Canelo
More of the same, and unless GGG can find a way to open it up, this looks to be a carbon copy every round.
Round 5: 10-9 Canelo
This is a clinic. More damage this round from Canelo, including a couple of big right hands to the head, one overhead that might have been the biggest punch so far. The welts and mice are collecting on GGG’s face, and he’s going to need to do something immediately.
Round 6: 10-9 Canelo
Better from GGG, as he landed more power shots including a clean upper cut. But it also meant he left himself open to be tagged more, and while it’s the right strategy, it also means he’s going to need to do something drastic. It’s pretty clear he’s not winning this on the cards if things keep going this way.
Round 7: 10-9 Canelo
Seventh verse, same as the first. This is a clinic of boxing technical skill where one fighter is faster and stronger. GGG needs a KO or he might be in the ring for the last time.
Round 8: 10-9 Canelo
Pick any round of this fight you wish, and they’re all basically mirror images of each other.
Round 9: 10-9 GGG
Golovkin finally lets his hands go! Some jabs get through, and a couple right hands score as well. Not a ton of power, but at least the activity is scoring.
Round 10: 10-9 Canelo
More body shots from Canelo as GGG continues to try and open up and let his hands go. But the counters from the champion are still devastating, and the 40-year-old Golovkin is struggling to keep up with the speed. An accidental head butt made no difference here.
Round 11: 10-9 Canelo
GGG is starting to clinch as he gets in close instead of at the range he normally uses for his explosive jab. It’s not really working, as more upper cuts and left hooks land from the champion.
Round 12: 10-9 Canelo
Both fighters swing hard until the bell, but the outcome is clear. Canelo moves to 2-0-1 in his trilogy with another of the great fighters of his generation. We’ll see who’s next for Alvarez ... is it Dmitry Bivol?
Unofficial final score: 119-109 Canelo