When it was all said and done the judges disagreed resulting in a Split Draw. Adalaide Byrd scored the bout 118-110 for Canelo Alvarez, one of the most absurd scores in recent memory. Dave Moretti scored it for Golovkin 115-113 and Don Trella scored it even 114-114. Golovkin retained his WBA, WBC, and IBF middleweight belts and kept his undefeated record in-tact.
In the first couple of rounds Golovkin controlled the bout with his jab as he pressed forward. In round three, Canelo began to show his superior boxing skills and even backed Triple G up.
In the fifth round, both fighters opened up resulting in a couple of good exchanges. Golovkin landed an overhand right, possibly his best punch of the night. He began to take control in the middle rounds as Alvarez appeared to be gassed.
Canelo seemed to need a knockout going into the 10th round, and didn’t back down in the championship rounds. He fought well in the final few rounds but still appeared to come up short.
ProBoxingInsider.com scored the fight 116-112 for Golovkin who outlanded Canelo by a total punch count of 210-169.