Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin in the night of Sunday, September 16, conducted the protection championship titles WBC, WBA and IBO Middleweight title against the Mexican boxer Soulja Alvarez. And lost the decision. This was the first defeat for Golovkin.
It was the second bout between boxers. Last year they failed to identify the winner (a draw decision), and Golovkin in the future was a champion. Although he lost a title of the champion under version IBF, because he refused to fight against Ukrainian Sergey Derevyanchenko.
It was originally planned that the next title defense, Golovkin vs Alvarez will meet on 5 may. But Mexican in blood found illegal drugs, so the fight was postponed.
The fight in Las Vegas on Sunday night, September 16, was quite smooth. Rivals serially dominated (until the end of the 12th round, Alvarez and Golovkin was an injury – a cut over the eye), so to determine the winner fell again to the judges. At this time there were no draw – two expressed a preference for Alvarez, and one recorded a draw: 115:113, 115:113, 114:114.
Golovkin’s fight against Alvarez (see video)
This defeat was the first for Golovkin in his career. Prior to that, he scored 38 wins (34 by knockout). And after that, the Kazakhs lost their championship belts WBC, WBA and IBO Middleweight champion. Champion Alvarez.
By the way, soon Gennady Golovkin arrives in Kiev.
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