Tonight, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Kazakh knockout artist Gennady Golovkin meet in the biggest middleweight boxing championship showdown of this era, live on HBO PPV from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage all night, including round by round results and recaps.
Here’s how rounds 10-12 played out:
Round 10 – Alvarez misses on a left, lands an uppercut. He has a little bit of a rally here as GGG is not throwing much here. Big shot by Canelo! Did Golovkin go off-balance? GGG fires back in a big way! This is a fight! Left hook and a right hand by GGG! They nearly butt heads. Golovkin back to jabbing Canelo up like crazy. Stiff right by Golovkin snaps Canelo’s head back. Action finally slows. Canelo is looking tired. Like he spent his best in the early part of the round. Huge shots for Golovkin! Canelo is returning with major shots! What a round!I think Canelo may have edged it on the first-half of the 10th, though. 97-93 Golovkin.
Round 11 – Sniping right by Canelo. Golovkin continues to be on the offensive. Hard jab by Golovkin and then a right to the body and it was low. Nice body shot on the belt line by Canelo. Neither man landing too many telling shots. Good right hand by Canelo. A left hook by Golovkin and a right hand. Beautiful jab by GGG. There’s a heavy right-left by GGG. Hard uppercut and a left hook by Golovkin! Great fight. 107-102 Golovkin.
Round 12 – They hug as the final round begins. That’s a sharp right by Canelo! I think Canelo needs a KO and he’s going for it. Good right by Canelo but GGG answers back with a series of power shots to the head and Canelo has been backed off. Golovkin works behind his jab and he is scoring cleanly against the ropes. Canelo trying to back him off with a left. 45 seconds to go. Both men score with quality punches. Left hook by GGG but a right uppercut by Canelo! Ten seconds to go. Hard right hand by GGG! Canelo avoids the final two punches and that’s it! What a great battle. They both raise their arms. 117-111 Golovkin.
Official scorecards: 118-110 Canelo, 115-113 GGG, 114-114 for a split draw. Golovkin retains his titles.
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