‘Waste of Time’: Boxing Fans React to Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 3 Fight Announcement

Published 05/26/2022, 7:01 AM EDT

Canelo Alvarez is set to face Gennady Golovkin for the third time after losing to Bivol Earlier this month. After five years of back and forth, it appears that the two rivals will settle their differences in September.

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The bout will take place on September 17 in Mexico, but the venue of the fight is yet to be announced.

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This bout has the potential to be one of the best fights of the year, as a lot of fans want closure to this rivalry between two of boxing’s greatest ever middleweights.

Golovkin shares a poster on Instagram

Golovkin made the bout official after sharing the official poster of the bout on Instagram.

This bout will be the final chapter in their trilogy, Let us take a look at the first two fights.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin I and II

The two have shared the ring previously in 2017 and 2018, with both fights being very closely contested where either man could have won. 

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The first fight between the two took place on September 16, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas; The fight was very close, and many believed that Golovkin won the fight, but in the end, it was scored as a draw.

 

The second fight took place on September 15, 2018, at the same venue. Similarly, this was also a very close fight, but Alvarez won the fight via decision. However, Golovkin was not happy with the scoring and believed it was much closer than what the scorecards reflected.

Fans react to Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III

The fans took to Twitter to share their reaction to the announcement.

Many fans are of the opinion that the third fight is a ‘waste of time’ as Golovkin is now 40 years old and past his prime. Meanwhile, he has only fought in three fights in the three-and-a-half years since the second Alvarez fight due to the pandemic.

Alvarez, on the other hand, has won seven fights in succession since dethroning Golovkin and he is widely considered the best pound-for-pound boxer. He has won over Sergey Kovalev and undefeated champions, Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, and Caleb Plant.

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This is why fans feel that instead of facing Golovkin for the third time, Alvarez should look out for tougher competition in his division in David Benevidez, Charlo Twins, or even a rematch with Dmitry Bivol.

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The question that arises is whether their third fight provides the same amount of action as their first two fights. Or will it be a disappointing affair? What do you think about the final installment in this trilogy? Let us know in the comments.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and has a keen interest in the sweet science of boxing. His journey in boxing began when he first saw highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager and then followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather Sahil is an avid fan of Tyson Fury and Vasiliy Lomachenko and strongly believes that Lomachenko is pound for pound the best boxer in the world.

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