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CANELO AND GOLOVKIN FIGHT TO A SPLIT DRAW

By Ben Thompson | September 16, 2017
CANELO AND GOLOVKIN FIGHT TO A SPLIT DRAW

FightHype.com was on hand at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada where undefeated unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and lineal champion Canelo Alvarez fought to a draw after 12 hard rounds. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results!

ROUND 1

Canelo circles on the outside. Golovkin fires a jab. Golovkin looks bigger than Canelo in there. Canelo dances on his toes. They trade jabs. Golovkin fires a jab to the body. Canelo gets in a right to the body. Clubbing right from Golovkin is blocked. Golovkin triples up on his jab. Canelo fires a jab back. Golovkin misses with a wild right. Canelo digs a left to the body. Another clubbing right from Golovkin. Canelo misses with a shot and Golovkin shakes his head. Now a right gets in for CAnelo. They trade jabs. Solid right lands for Canelo. Jab lands for Golovkin. Canelo lands a jab. Left from Canelo. Close round, but I give it to Golovkin since he's the recognized champion.

Golovkin 10 Canelo 9

ROUND 2

Jab from Golovkin to start the round. They trade jabs. Quick 1-2 from Canelo. Golovkin shakes his head. Good jab to the body lands for Canelo. They trade jabs. Another good jab to the body for Canelo. Canelo fires a right to the body. Sweeping left from Canelo grazes Golovkin. Golovkin gets in his own left. Canelo digs a left to the body. Stiff jab lands for Golovkin. Canelo backs Golovkin up with a nice body shot. Good right to the body lands for Canelo. Golovkin gets in a left. Round to Canelo.

Golovkin 19 Canelo 19

ROUND 3

They trade jabs. Golovkin starting to press the action more. Right lands for Golovkin. Jab lands for Golovkin. Canelo fires a right to the body to back him up. They trade shots. Canelo lands a right. Left hook lands for Golovkin. Right lands for Golovkin. 1-2 from Canelo. Left hook lands for Canelo. Nice right lands for Canelo. Left hook lands for Canelo. Left lands for Golovkin and Canelo just eats it. Good body shot lands for Canelo. Canelo drops his hands and kind of taunts Golovkin against the ropes. Left from Golovkin is blocked. Canelo circles away. Round to Canelo.

Golovkin 28 Canelo 29

ROUND 4

They trade jabs again to start the round. Quick combo from Canelo. Golovkin shakes his head. Golovkin lands a left to the body. Canelo answers with his own. Good jab lands for Canelo. Left hook lands for Golovkin. They trade jabs. 1-2 lands for Golovkin against the ropes. Not sure why Canelo is staying there right now. Right lands for Golovkin. Canelo shakes his head. Jab and a right to the body lands for Golovkin. Canelo gets in a right to the body. 1-2 to the body for Canelo. Overhand right lands for Golovkin. Canelo answers. They trade shots. Canelo backs up as Golovkin turns up the pressure. Canelo taking a deep breath. Round to Golovkin.

Golovkin 38 Canelo 38

ROUND 5

Golovkin lands a right upstairs. Canelo gets in a stiff jab. Canelo showing some defense against the ropes. Right lands for Golovkin. Canelo backs him up with a body shot. Left hook upstairs lands for Canelo. Golovkin peppers him with some jabs. Right from Canelo lands upstairs. Left hook lands for Canelo. Golovkin lands an uppercut. HARD right lands for Canelo and Golovkin eats it. BIGGER right lands for Golovkin; best punch of the fight so far. Left hook lands for Golovkin. They both shake heads at each other. Right lands for Golovkin. Canelo fires back. Golovkin starting to walk him down with his hands down. Fun round and the crowd ejoyed it. Close one, but I give it to Golovkin.

Golovkin 48 Canelo 47

ROUND 6

They trade body shots. Right lands for Golovkin. Another right lands for Golovkin and Canelo backs up. Another right lands for Golovkin. Canelo lands his own right and a good uppercut. Another left to the body lands for Canelo. They trade jabs. They trade hooks. Right lands for Golovkin. Canelo backs up to the ropes. They trade jabs. Golovkin tries to swarm him against the ropes, but doesn't land much. 1-2 from Golovkin lands. Canelo fires back with a right. Round to Golovkin.

Golovkin 58 Canelo 56

ROUND 7

Canelo circles. Golovkin lands a few short shots. Left hook lands for Canelo. Golovkin tries to cut off the ring. Right lands for Golovkin. Canelo continues to circle and stay on the ropes. Jab lands for Canelo. Left to the body lands for Canelo. Golovkin lands a jab. Right and an uppercut lands for Golovkin. Left upstairs lands for Canelo. Good right uppercut lands for Canelo. They trade jabs. Close one, but this time, I give it to Canelo.

Golovkin 67 Canelo 66

ROUND 8

Left lands for Golovkin and Canelo backs up. Canelo looks like he's starting to wear down a bit. Right lands for Canelo. Golovkin just eats it. Good jab lands for Golovkin. Canelo digs to the body. Right upstairs lands for Golovkin. They trade shots on the inside. Jab lands for Golovkin. They trade shots again. Left and an uppercut lands for Golovkin. Jab lands for Golovkin. Good uppercut lands for Canelo, but Golovkin just eats it again. Golovkin really turning up the pressure. Body shot from Canelo. Golovkin rips him back. Round to Golovkin.

Golovkin 77 Canelo 75

ROUND 9

Overhand right form Golovkin to start the round. Canelo fires to the body. They trade shots on the inside; Canelo landing more. BIG right lands for Golovkin. Canelo backs up to the ropes. They trade shots. Right lands for Golovkin. Canelo just staying on the ropes. Golovkin lands another right. Another. HUGE right lands for Canelo, but Golovkin unfazed. Golovkin walking him down and unloading shots. They trade jabs. Golovkin shakes his head. Right lands for Golovkin. Uppercut lands for Golovkin. Another and a right lands for Golovkin. Left to the body and a right upstairs lands for Canelo. Golovkin chases him down. Round to Golovkin.

Golovkin 87 Canelo 84

ROUND 10

Overhand right from Canelo. They trade jabs. Canelo getting some good work done in teh center of the ring. Good shot lands for CAnelo and Golovkin staggers a bit. Another good right lands for Canelo. Canelo putting everything on his punches. Golovkin keeps coming though and works him against the ropes. Right lands for Golovkin. Canelo not throwing anything now. They trade jabs. Jab lands for Golovkin. Canelo covers up against the ropes....that earlier flurry might have been his last stand. Right and a left lands for Golovkin. Canelo ties him up. Golovkin works him against the ropes. Canelo works the body. Fun round. Round to Canelo.

Golovkin 96 Canelo 94

ROUND 11

Good right lands for Canelo. Jab lands for Golovkin. Good body shot lands for Canelo. Jab lands for Golovkin. Golovkin backs him up to the ropes. They trade looping shots. Good right cross lands for Canelo. Another nice right lands for Canelo. Canelo doing a good job of countering this round. Right and a left lands for Golovkin. Canelo digs an uppercut to the body. Left from Golovkin gets Canelo's attention. Close round...I give it to Canelo for landing the more telling shots.

Golovkin 105 Canelo 104

ROUND 12

Canelo lands a 1-2. Canelo letting his hands go and lands a good uppercut. They trade some dirty shots on the inside. Counter uppercut lands for Canelo. Good combo lands for Canelo. Nice right lands for Canelo. Golovkin answers with his own big shots. Canelo holds on. Jab lands for Golovkin. Right lands for Golovkin. Left hook lands for Golovkin. Canelo on the retreat. Right lands for Golovkin. They trade shots. Uppercut from Canelo. Right lands for Golovkin. Another. Strong finish for Golovkin, but Canelo started off the round well. I give it to Canelo.

Golovkin 114 Canelo 114

Official judges scorecards: 118-110 (Canelo), 115-113 (Golovkin), 114-114

SPLIT DRAW



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