Canelo vs GGG LIVE: Stream, latest updates and result from fight tonight

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will square off for the third and presumably final time tonight as the pair seek a clear conclusion to what has been a controversial rivalry.

Canelo (57-2-2, 39 knockouts) and “GGG” (42-1-1, 37 KOs) first clashed at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in September 2017, fighting to a controversial split draw when most observers believed that then-unified middleweight champion Golovkin had done enough to claim the victory. Twelve months later in the same venue, the rivals clashed again and produced an instant classic. Again, many felt that GGG had deserved the win, but Canelo took the titles from the Kazakh with a majority-decision win – marking the first loss of Golovkin’s professional career.

Four years on, Golovkin and Canelo are set for another September showdown at the T-Mobile Arena, this time with the Mexican’s super-middleweight titles on the line. Alvarez, 32, enters the bout on the back of just the second defeat of his pro career, a points loss to light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in May. Meanwhile, age is not on GGG’s side as the 40-year-old looks to finally score an official victory over Canelo, but he is at least in form – having last competed in April, when he stopped Ryota Murata in the ninth round. Tonight, one of boxing’s great modern rivalries looks set to be decided for good. Follow live updates and results from the main event and undercard, below.

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  • Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight for Mexican’s super-middleweight titles

  • Rivals previously clashed in middleweight title fights in 2017 and 2018

  • Golovkin shone in first fight, but judges scored bout a controversial split draw

  • Canelo edged the razor-close rematch, emerging a majority-decision winner

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Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 12

Final round... Gonzalez will again fight off the back foot.

He throws heavy headshots in a brief foray forwards. Rodriguez is prioritising straight punches.

Some clinical offence from the champion in the final minute of this fight.

To the judges’ scorecards we go...

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04:00 , Alex Pattle

Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 11

Hooks to the body by Gonzalez, followed by a rear uppercut from southpaw Rodriguez, who targets his challenger’s head.

A Rodriguez counter uppercut finds a home behind Gonzalez’s guard now.

For the second time in this fight, Gonzalez goes down while claiming Rodriguez punched below the belt.

No point deduction for the champion this time, however.

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Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 10

A right uppercut is good for Rodriguez as Gonzalez steps in. Impressive head movement from the champion, too.

Rodriguez with a one-two that sees Gonzalez lean back and bounce off the ropes.

The American flings a flurry to the head of Gonzalez, who blocks the first few shots then rolls away from the next couple and buries a left hook into the champion’s midriff.

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03:51 , Alex Pattle

Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 9

Rodriguez with a flurry to the head of Gonzalez, after the challenger digs into the champion’s body.

Rodriguez with a one-two upstairs now. The super-flyweights then lean on each other briefly.

Rodriguez is going to the rear uppercut more and more here. He rolls under a right cross and connects with a slick left hook. Lovely.

A left cross lands for Rodriguez late in the round, jarring Gonzalez’s head.

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03:47 , Alex Pattle

Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 8

We’ll have a pause in the action early in the eighth round after an accidental clash of heads. Gonzalez looks to have come off a little worse, but the bout continues either way.

Rodriguez comes forward again. The pattern of the fight continues; the champion is on the front foot, mixing up his offence, while Gonzalez is largely aiming for the American’s body.

Another short break here, for an apparent low blow by Rodriguez.

There’s a bit more action before Gonzalez hits the canvas, again claiming there was a low blow! Rodriguez is docked a point.

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03:42 , Alex Pattle

Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 7

Good head movement by Gonzalez, who then burrows a left hook into Rodriguez’s midriff.

Gonzalez tees off to the head of the champion now, but Rodriguez’s guard holds up.

A clean southpaw jab connects for Rodriguez, who is sporting an almost permanently aggravated expression. He seems to be taking Gonzalez’s attacks personally...

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03:38 , Alex Pattle

Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 6

Rodriguez again forces back Gonzalez, refreshing his offence intermittently by switching between body attacks and headshots.

Gonzalez is still primarily hooking to the body of the champion, presumably hoping that the investment will pay off in the later rounds.

Now comes a nice combination up top from Gonzalez, though!

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Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 5

More assertive boxing from Rodriguez, while Gonzalez continues to target the body of the American in an attempt to slow down the champion.

Again the pair take turns hammering each other’s ribs. They’re warned to make sure the punches are kept above the belt line.

Rodriguez ends the round with a flurry to the body and head of his challenger, who’s backed up against the ropes!

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Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 4

Rodriguez backs up Gonzalez and unloads hooks to the mid-section of the Mexican.

Gonzalez with the same shots in retaliation, before he appeals to the referee, claiming that some of Rodriguez’s offence has strayed below the belt.

The super-flyweights are trading brutal body shots again now! Surely someone is going to wilt?

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Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 3

Rodriguez is on the front foot early in the third round, mixing up his offence.

Gonzalez in turn works the body of the champion with heavy hooks.

Slick footwork on display from both fighters as they swiftly swap positions in the centre of the ring.

Effective jab work from Rodriguez, who then catches Gonzalez with a lead southpaw uppercut.

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03:22 , Alex Pattle

Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 2

An aggressive start to the second round from Gonzalez! Is he going to punch himself out in the early rounds?

He lands a clean right cross but eats a couple of stern counter straights from Rodriguez, who is finding his timing already.

Gonzalez with alternating hooks to the body. Rodriguez lands a grazing uppercut. A while later he connects with another, using tremendous speed to make the shot.

A solid counter left lands for Rodriguez late in the round, but Gonzalez times a piercing jab simultaneously.

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03:18 , Alex Pattle

Rodriguez vs Gonzalez – Round 1

Gonzalez whips an uppercut into the sternum of Rodriguez.

Rodriguez with a high guard, slowly coming forward, staying light on his feet. He seems content to let Gonzalez throw the greater volume in this round, while he himself makes reads.

More body shots from Gonzalez. He’s timed a couple more uppercuts nicely since the first. Rodriguez comes back with two tidy southpaw left crosses.

Gonzalez with a gentle right hook then a hard right straight that Rodriguez seems to feel!

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Here we go, world championship boxing!

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American Rodriguez, 22, enters this title defence unbeaten at 16-0 (11 KOs), while 25-year-old Mexican Gonzalez has a professional record of 28-4-1 (11 KOs).

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Next up is the final fight before the main event...

Jesse Rodriguez defends his WBC super-flyweight title against Israel Gonzalez!

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Ali Akhmedov def. Gabriel Rosado via unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90).

A shutout for Akhmedov on all three judges’ scorecards.

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Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 10

Final round. Akhmedov rolls under a left hook effort from Rosado. The American does land a lunging variation of the shot on his next entry, though.

Akhmedov’s head movement is proving to be a better form of defence than his guard; on occasion here he’s shelling up and turning away from Rosado, which isn’t the most convincing strategy.

Akhmedov with fast and fierce flurries now, however, as he looks to end the fight on top. Rosado is going for it with overhands.

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Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 9

Akhmedov is still opting for speed and volume of output rather than power.

Rosado again comes forward like a zombie, however, winging shots. A right overhand almost connects for the American.

Akhmedov tempts fate somewhat by leaning in close, but he slips away in time to avoid Rosado’s uppercut attempts.

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Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 8

Akhmedov presses forward but stays alert, twitching away from Rosado’s jabs when needed.

The American comes forward with a flurry, Akhmedov counters volume with power.

Rosado keeps marching on, though, and lands a few solid right straights.

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Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 7

Rosado with a better spell here as he comes forward and stays busy with body jabs.

Akhmedov is displaying decent head movement and counter punching while moving backwards, however.

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02:39 , Alex Pattle

Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 6

Akhmedov with a left hook and right straight. They’re blocked but showcase the Kazakh’s superior speed.

Akhmedov is throwing with increasing volume here. Rosado marches forward in an attempt to assert himself, but Akhmedov keeps flicking out counter punches off the back foot.

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Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 5

Rosado’s legs buckle after a harsh right cross from Akhmedov!

The Kazakh looks to follow up the shot with measured pressure.

Meanwhile, Rosado looks extra alert now but is largely missing with overhand counter punches.

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02:31 , Alex Pattle

Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 4

Akhmedov with a one-two and left hook, with all the shots blocked but no doubt getting Rosado’s attention.

Akhmedov sneaks a couple of jabs through Rosado’s guard, but the American comes back with a grazing left hook up top.

Rosado is on the front foot now. He eats a short left hook as he steps in, though.

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02:27 , Alex Pattle

Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 3

“The goal is to f*** him up,” Akhmedov is told by his corner in between rounds.

Akhmedov with a stern right hand to the chest of Rosado. Now he jabs to the body.

Rosado is struggling to time his own jab. He misses with a right straight, too, before Akhmedov lands a clinical right cross to the head of the American.

Rosado is backed up to the ropes and rolls onto a left hook from Akhmedov.

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02:23 , Alex Pattle

Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 2

More forward pressure from Akhmedov, though he’s trying to pick his shots, too.

He unloads a fast, four-punch salvo onto the guard of Rosado, who can only limit some of the impact.

Rosado tries to bait Akhmedov with his hands down and chin out. Akhmedov largely sticks to jabs.

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02:19 , Alex Pattle

Akhmedov vs Rosado – Round 1

Akhmedov is 18-1 (14 KOs) as a professional, while Rosado is 26-15-1 (15 KOs).

Lots of heavy offence from Akhmedov early on, hooking to the body and head.

Kazakh Akhmedov stalks Rosado, until the American comes back with a flurry of his own.

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02:13 , Alex Pattle

Here we go, a little super-middleweight action to whet the appetite for tonight’s main event...

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Next up, super-middleweights Ali Akhmedov and Gabriel Rosado will go head to head.

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Austin Williams def. Kieron Conway via unanimous decision (96-93, 97-92, 97-92).

Williams stays unbeaten, moving to 12-0 and becoming WBA International middleweight champion!

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Williams vs Conway – Round 10

Conway presses forward in search of the finish that he needs. Again the fight is paused so that the Briton’s left glove can be re-taped up.

Back under way. Williams lunges forward repeatedly, ducking his head and flinging overhand punches off both wings.

He then opts for a more disciplined approach with a jab to the body.

We’ll go to the judges’ scorecards.

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Williams vs Conway – Round 9

Williams puts down Conway with an uppercut! The Briton is quickly back on his feet, and his corner complains that there shouldn’t be a count.

Conway’s nose is bloodied up. He needs a knockout as the final round approaches.

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01:49 , Alex Pattle

Williams vs Conway – Round 8

A snapping left straight connects for Williams as he steps in at the start of this eighth round – the eighth of 10.

Now Williams jabs to the body, before clinching Conway, who had a couple of strong rounds in the middle of this fight but needs more output here.

A right to the head and left to the body follow from Williams. We’ll have a brief pause in the action as Conway’s left glove is re-taped up.

Back under way. Williams times a jab nicely, just before Conway misses with his own shot.

The Briton then lands two sharp jabs in quick succession, however.

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Williams vs Conway – Round 7

A considerable right hook lands for Williams with Conway backed into the corner.

Now the American starts to find a home for his left hand.

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Williams vs Conway – Round 6

Williams looks a tad frustrated here, though he’s likely still ahead on the judges’ scorecards.

“One shot, that’s all he’s got, that same backhand,” Conway’s coach shouts as the Briton blocks a number of straight lefts from Williams.

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Williams vs Conway – Round 5

Williams staggers somewhat after a right hook from Conway. Was it the impact of the punch or a trip? Hard to say.

Potentially the latter, as he stumbles away later in the round after throwing a straight shot to the body of Conway.

Conway is growing in confidence and briefly fights on the front foot – for the first time in this fight.

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01:33 , Alex Pattle

Williams vs Conway – Round 4

Conway looks to get Williams off him with a one-two. Now a two-one, so to speak.

Williams with a southpaw left hook to the chest. Conway tries to time his own jab with a bit of irregularity to catch out Williams.

A few nice counter hooks from the Briton late in the round, as Williams seeks big overhand shots with Conway on the ropes.

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01:29 , Alex Pattle

Williams vs Conway – Round 3

More forward pressure from Willliams, who tries for an uppercut but is beaten to the punch – pun intended – by Conway, who flicks some jabs onto the American’s chin.

Conway rolls under a wide left hook from Williams. Now a left hook lands on “Ammo”’s guard, but he’ll have felt some of the impact there.

Williams looks to stay disciplined and targets the body of Conway.

Conway is starting to clinch a little in this round.

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01:25 , Alex Pattle

Williams vs Conway – Round 2

Williams’ coach urges him to be “quick” as the second round arrives.

The American jabs to the body of Conway, and again, and again. Next time it’s a left cross to the body. Conway tries to jab to the head of Williams to deter him somewhat, but “Ammo” is maintaining range well.

A left straight gets through for Williams and snaps back the head of Conway, who is now backed into the corner. Another straight left lands for “Ammo”.

Conway tries a right hook to the body, but Williams blocks it.

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01:21 , Alex Pattle

Williams vs Conway – Round 1

Williams at once looks to get on the front foot and back up Conway, who catches the southpaw with a decent counter right hand, giving himself a chance to circle off the ropes.

Conway the targets the body, but Williams continues to press forward and propels a right hook into the midriff of the Briton.

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Here we go!

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The main card is set to begin with a middleweight clash between Austin “Ammo” Williams and Kieron Conway.

American Williams is 11-0 as a professional with nine knockout wins, while Briton Conway has a pro record of 18-2-1 (4 KOs). Both fighters are 26 years old.

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First of all, here’s a look at the prelim results:

Anthony Herrera def. Delvin McKinley via technical decision (accidental headbutt, Round 6)

Marc Castro def. Kevin Montiel Mendoza via fifth-round KO (1:40)

Aaron Aponte vs Fernando Angel Molina ends as split draw (76-74, 74-76, 75-75)

Diego Pacheco def. Enrique Collazo via fifth-round TKO (2:29)

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The main card is about to get under way!

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Sunday 18 September 2022 00:59 , Alex Pattle

Here’s Indy Sport columnist Steve Bunce on tonight’s main event:

“Saturday’s third fight has nothing to do with the baubles that Canelo and Golovkin shine so religiously and all to do with the complicated layers of justice that motivate so many wealthy boxers.

“It is hard to bet against Canelo, hard to see any signs that his punch resistance has gone; a vulnerable fighter is fodder to Golovkin.

“Canelo on points in another great fight is the simple choice on Saturday night – it is the choice the bookies will shorten as they struggle to keep their cash safe.”

Full article here:

Canelo and Golovkin motivated by justice in long-awaited trilogy fight

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Sunday 18 September 2022 00:44 , Alex Pattle

When Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin first shared a ring in September 2017, the hardest punch that landed that night seemed to be the overhand right that the Mexican catapulted onto the chin of “GGG”, midway through the ninth round. The velocity and impact were frightening in equal measure, but not as much as Golovkin’s stoic expression as he twisted his head back to face Canelo and continued to plod towards the younger fighter – an unmoved, unimpressed, undeterred Terminator.

While that punch has gone down as one of the great viral moments of this generation in boxing, some would argue that the hardest shot to land that night in Las Vegas was the gut punch to Golovkin and his supporters when the result of his middleweight title fight with Canelo was revealed. Despite the Kazakh leading the dance with near constant forward pressure and compiling a collection of cleaner punches than his opponent, GGG was only a 115-113 winner on one scorecard. The others read 114-114 and a stupefying 118-110 in Canelo’s favour.

Twelve months later, the pair returned to the T-Mobile Arena in a bid to provide clarity where none was actually needed, only for judging to once again frustrate Golovkin more than any of Canelo’s offence or defence. Alvarez was declared a majority-decision winner – a 115-113 victor on two scorecards, while the other read 114-114. The fight was an instant classic, undoubtedly closer than the rivals’ first, but a significant proportion of observers had Golovkin winning again.

Here’s why tonight’s trilogy fight could be another gut punch for Golovkin and his fans:

Why Canelo vs GGG 3 could be a gut punch for Golovkin

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Sunday 18 September 2022 00:29 , Alex Pattle

Full card:

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 3 (WBC, IBF, WBO, WBA super-middleweight titles)

Jesse Rodriguez vs Israel Gonzalez (WBC super-flyweight title)

Ali Akhmedov vs Gabriel Rosado (super-middleweight)

Austin Williams vs Kieron Conway (middleweight)

Diego Pacheco vs Enrique Collazo (super-middleweight)

Marc Castro vs Kevin Montiel Mendoza (lightweight)

Aaron Aponte vs Fernando Molina (light-welterweight)

Anthony Herrera vs Delvin McKinley (bantamweight)

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Sunday 18 September 2022 00:14 , Alex Pattle

Odds:

Canelo – 1/6

Draw – 16/1

Golovkin – 7/2

Via Betfair.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (left) and rival Gennady Golovkin at the public weigh-ins (AP)
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (left) and rival Gennady Golovkin at the public weigh-ins (AP)

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Sunday 18 September 2022 00:01 , Alex Pattle

In the UK and Ireland, as well as in the US, tonight’s event will be available exclusively as a pay-per-view on streaming platform DAZN.

A DAZN subscription is available at a cost of £7.99 per month, with Canelo vs Golovkin 3 priced at £9.99 on top of that cost.

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The main card will begin at 1am BST on Sunday (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday).

Ring walks for the main event are expected to take place at 4am BST on Sunday (8pm PT, 10pm CT, 11pm ET on Saturday).

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Saturday 17 September 2022 23:20 , Alex Pattle

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will square off for the third and presumably final time tonight as the pair seek a clear conclusion to what has been a controversial rivalry.

Canelo (57-2-2, 39 knockouts) and “GGG” (42-1-1, 37 KOs) first clashed at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in September 2017, fighting to a controversial split draw when most observers believed that then-unified middleweight champion Golovkin had done enough to claim the victory. Twelve months later in the same venue, the rivals clashed again and produced an instant classic. Again, many felt that GGG had deserved the win, but Canelo took the titles from the Kazakh with a majority-decision win – marking the first loss of Golovkin’s professional career.

Four years on, Golovkin and Canelo are set for another September showdown at the T-Mobile Arena, this time with the Mexican’s super-middleweight titles on the line. Alvarez, 32, enters the bout on the back of just the second defeat of his pro career, a points loss to light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in May. Meanwhile, age is not on GGG’s side as the 40-year-old looks to finally score an official victory over Canelo, but he is at least in form – having last competed in April, when he stopped Ryota Murata in the ninth round. Tonight, one of boxing’s great modern rivalries looks set to be decided for good.