Canelo ends Golovkin trilogy with UD win to retain his 168lb titles as expected, but underwhelms

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, right, throws a punch against Gennadiy "GGG" Golovkin, in the tenth round of a super middleweight title...

Roy Jones Jr didn’t bother watching. Shawn Porter declared Canelo’s stock has now fallen. Oscar de la Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions firm was responsible for the first two instalments, used much stronger language altogether. ESPN said GGG’s legacy was secured – despite another chastening defeat – while Bleacher Report called the undisputed 168lb champion the sport’s king once again. So after Saturday night, which is closest to the truth? Continue reading

History revisited: Canelo’s R12 MD win over Golovkin, in previewing this weekend’s trilogy bout

Canelo Alvarez punches Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As the legendary pair finish their preparations before doing battle in their long-awaited trilogy clash for Canelo Álvarez’s undisputed super-middleweight titles on Saturday night, I take a look back at their rematch four years ago this month (Sept. 15th) – with controversy aplenty about the decision for the second time in twelve months… How will things be different a third time? Continue reading

Beterbiev blasts past Smith Jr inside two rounds – sorry Yarde, there’s bigger fish to fry

Artur Beterbiev celebrates after defeating Joe Smith Jr, during their WBC,IBF and WBO light heavyweight Championship fight, at The Hulu Theater at...

This was billed as a clash of two heavy-handed champions, yet it was the boogeyman at 175lbs who raced to score four knockdowns en route to maintaining his unblemished record (18-0, 18 KOs). For all the talk surrounding Anthony Yarde’s WBO mandatory status for another world title shot, it’s increasingly difficult to see the powerful Brit overcome this test later this year. 
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Brilliant Bivol breaks down Canelo en route to UD win, retains WBA light-heavyweight title

Dmitry Bivol throws a left at Canelo Alvarez in the fifth round of their WBA light heavyweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 07, 2022 in Las...

The tagline for this event – legacy is earned – couldn’t be more apt. WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol produced a career-best showing and justified the pre-fight caution with a UD win over undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Álvarez, throwing a spanner in the Mexican’s future plans by boxing with deadly discipline to inflict his second pro defeat.
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Canelo crumples Plant with R11 TKO, is now undisputed super-middleweight titlist

Canelo Alvarez walks away after knocking out Caleb Plant in the 11th round during their championship bout for Alvarez's WBC, WBO and WBA super...

It wasn’t plain sailing from the first bell but didn’t need to be as Canelo Álvarez did what he often does – wear on opponents with an ominous sense of inevitability – to knock out his third unbeaten opponent in eleven months, seizing Caleb Plant’s IBF title with an eleventh-round flurry and further cementing his boxing legacy by becoming an undisputed champion at 168lbs. Continue reading

Demetrius Andrade: Ready to show I’m the best, after Liam Williams victory

HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 17: Demetrius Andrade speaks with Liam Williams after the WBO Middleweight Championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 17, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Having successfully defended his WBO world middleweight strap with a points win over a spirited Liam Williams display on Saturday night, Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) called for fellow divisional champions to step-up and fight him, as he wants to make unification fights with WBC champion Jermall Charlo and IBF, IBO title-holder Gennadiy Golovkin in particular.
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Canelo Álvarez outclasses Callum Smith, becomes a four-weight world champion

Canelo Alvarez outclasses Callum Smith, wins titles in fourth division - Bad Left Hook

WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (27-0) was ringside and hinted at a potential future super fight against the Mexican beforehand, but Canelo Álvarez (54-1-2) and his brilliance simply broke Callum Smith (27-1) over twelve tough rounds to hand the Liverpudlian his first professional defeat, earning his WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles in the process. Continue reading

Crawford: I proved why I’m considered boxing’s P4P best against Brook

What's next for Terence Crawford? Is a jump to PBC in his near future? - Bad Left Hook

Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) believes his fourth-round knockout victory over Kell Brook has once again reaffirmed his standing as boxing’s best, pound-for-pound, in the world. The 33-year-old stopped Brook faster than both Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr did – the latter remains a reported future opponent. Nonetheless, he refused to compare the fights themselves. Continue reading