Two of the biggest names in world boxing today were in action this weekend. On Friday (18th), Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (GGG) went to work against Kamil Szeremeta in a fight held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Florida (USA). On Saturday (19th), Saúl Canelo Álvarez faced Callum Smith at the Alamodome multipurpose arena in Texas, United States. Both Golovkin and Canelo confirmed their favouritism and won.
The “easiest” assignment went to Gennady Golovkin. The Kazakhstan athlete finished his victory with a knockout in the seventh round, his opponent was knockdown four times up to that point. With the result, “GGG” continues on as the middleweight champion for IBF (International Boxing Federation) and IBO (International Boxing Organization). In addition, the boxer became a record holder in title defenses at middleweight, with 21 in all. In his full record, he has 41 wins (36 by knockout), a draw and a defeat – both against Canelo.
GGG was in cruise control all night long. ?
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Also showing great dominance, Canelo Álvarez had no difficulty in overcoming Callum Smith by unanimous decision after 12 rounds (119-109, 119-109, 117-111). The knockout didn’t come, but the Mexican – considered by many to be the greatest boxer in the world today – put on a striking show, winning the WBA (World Boxing Association), WBO (World Boxing Organization) belts and increases his record to 54 wins (36 by knockout), one loss and two draws.
Trilogy between GGG and Canelo in sight
With both champions victorious, the biggest wish for Boxing fans, is for a trilogy between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez in 2021. The duo faced each other for the first time in 2017, in a duel that ended in a draw. In 2018, the Mexican won the rematch by majority decision after a real war. Since then, “Triple G” has hit a winning streak by overcoming Steve Rolls, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Kamil Szeremeta, while Saúl has beaten Rocky Fielding, Daniel Jacobs, Sergey Kovalev and Callum Smith.
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