MMA Fighting features Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG 3 live round-by-round updates from one of the best boxing fights of the year taking place Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The main event is expected to kick off around 11pm ET on DAZN pay-per-view. Check out our Canelo vs. GGG 3 results page to find out what happened on the undercard.
This is the third meeting between the two fighters. The first time they fought in 2017, a draw was decided and Alvarez won a majority decision over GGG on September 15, 2018.
Canelo Alvarez defends his WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The ring super middleweight titles in the contest.
Watch the Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG 3 main event live blog below.
The main event is the following.
The national anthems follow, with Kazakhstan first.
We get three hymns with Mexico next, followed by the US
Golovkin, the challenger, walks to the ring first. The arena rocks like Seven Nation Army blasts through the speakers to mark its entrance.
Huge pop for the defending champion Canelo as he enters with live musical accompaniment.
Your referee for this match is Russell Mora.
Round 1: Golovkin scores with a job straight from the bell. Canelo tries to get his own shot going as they take the time to measure each other. Canelo left corner entry. Looking straight at the body through Canelo. Not much output from either fighter with less than a minute left in the opening round. Canelo has more success with his jab and takes a quiet first three minutes.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Canelo.
Round 2: Canelo gets a jab and then gets adventurous with a lunge to the left. Golovkin gets busier with his jab. Canelo scored, but couldn’t land his heavier punches. Jab by Canelo, Golovkin attacks the body. Canelo content to scare away. Right hand to the body for Canelo. Action is still somewhat tentative by two rounds.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Canelo. All in all 20-18 Canelo.
Round 3: Great counter left by Canelo lands, the biggest shot of the fight so far. Canelo doubles the jab. Golovkin uses his own jab to sort things out. Canelo rushes forward. Golovkin connects with a jab. Canelo lands one himself.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Canelo. All in all 30-27 Canelo.
Round 4: Canelo strings punches well, Golovkin can’t do much more than jab. Canelo is also working on his jab. Right hand over the top for Canelo, then right to the body. A combo creates a glancing right hand over the chin for Canelo. Golovkin lands a jab, but Canelo backs him again with the right.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Canelo. All in all 40-36 Canelo.
Round 5: Golovkin triples with a shot. Canelo stalks him, there’s a right on the body, then a left. Canelo rips another good one to the body. Jab-jab-body blow combo scores for Canelo. Golovkin begins to throw out the right hand. Canelo with good head movement. Golovkin pops him with a jab. Left hook from Canelo, then a body shot that causes an off-balance Golovkin to take a few steps back. Overhand right scores for Canelo. The champion retires at the end of a closer round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Canelo. All in all 50-45 Canelo.
Round 6: Canelo with a jab to open round 6 and he lets Golovkin circle away. As Golovkin tries to make his way inside, Canelo hits him in the body and lands a short hook. Golovkin with a 1-2. He stops Canelo with a jab. Canelo rips the body. Little of Golovkin’s offense gets through before he gets an uppercut. Another hard left to the body lands for Canelo.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Canelo. All in all 60-54 Canelo.
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