© Boxer’s social networksGennady Golovkin
MOSCOW, 18 Sep – Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin said he made a mistake in the fight with the Mexican Saul Alvarez, taking a low pace at the beginning of the fight.
The third fight between Golovkin and Alvarez took place in Las Vegas (USA) and ended with the victory of the Mexican by unanimous decision. Alvarez defended the World Boxing Association (WBA Super), World Boxing Organization (WBO), World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight titles. Before that, the boxers fought in 2017 and 2018 (a draw and Alvarez’s victory by decision). For Golovkin, this was his debut fight in the super middleweight division.
“I felt good. The little punches Canelo landed didn’t surprise me. The fight was close in every direction, the judges decided it. I don’t want to downplay his victory. He won. But I won’t say he was stronger or faster, on the contrary, in the second half he lost strength and speed,” the boxer added.
Golovkin is 40 years old and holds the WBA Super middleweight title. The defeat was the second for the Kazakhstani, also on his account 42 wins (37 by knockout) and one draw.