Bro, I'm just grateful for all the great matches we've had this year, and we still have Loma-Rigo coming up. These blind judges are frustrating though.I can see how you can get a draw as it was so damn close most rounds. I had it 8-4 to GGG. But could easy see some one give Canelo 3 rounds more. That other score was fucked up. But on to the next one.
I thought Canelo won the first three and the least three rounds clearly. Golovkin bossed 4-7. 8 and 9 were very close and could go either way. A draw is a good result.
Posted mine in the fight thread but here it is again:I would love to hear the scorecards from everyone here boxing GAF.
I had it 8-4 GGG.
Posted mine in the fight thread but here it is again:
Álvarez - 112
Golovkin - 116
Bearing in mind this was my live scoring at 4:30AM hopped up on energy drinks and caffeine pills but I still feel pretty happy about my score; I still plan to rewatch and rescore the fight though.
Who was the better boxer?
Canelo landed the cleaner punches and power punches at that. GGG was the aggressor but not all his punches landed. Canelo made him miss and blocked most of his shots. I will be watching the fight again when I have time to see if anything changes.
But Canelo totally failed to impose himself, something he did in every fight before, while GGG did impose himself even if less so than against previous opponents. Canelo on the ropes throughout after the first two rounds, pausing and catching his breath every time he threw something and missed past the fifth round. A draw is a big stretch.
Canelo did enough for most of those rounds. Like I said it doesnt matter if ggg imposed himself more since not all the punches landed cleanly,etc. A draw is not a stretch at all, it's absurd to even say that.
I'd agree with this no guy dominated the other I had canelo winning rounds 1-3 and 10-12 and GGG winning 4-9.
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Yeah even in the middle rounds where Canelo looked spent he still did a good job of moving his head out of the way of most of GGG's big punches. To go 12 rounds with GGG and not really get rocked, or really get hit with a lot of clean power punches is a testament to Canelo's head/feet movement, he's come a long way in that regard. And to go 12 rounds with Canelo and eat some of his best punches (especially to the body) and keep coming is a testament to GGG being made out of steel. I think GGG is kicking himself about not going to the body more, but also letting Canelo steal those last 2-3 rounds with his second wind.
I posted this in the OT for the fight but it's pretty inactive now so I'll go back to posting stuff like this here:
Adelaide Byrd stood down from judging any major fights by NSAC for foreseeable future.
I'm just getting around to making gifs now.
Canelo lands a right hand, then effortlessly deflects Golovkin's counter
Canelo was on his back foot 3/4 of the fight, being pushed back into the ropes. GGG controlled him and did not let him settle into the center of the ring
You keep saying this but the difference in power punches landed was trivial (104 to 100 for Alvarez) while Golovkin's jab (which is commonly acknowledged to be a hard "power jab") landed over twice as much as Canelo's jab (100+ vs 50-something).