Undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez meets Gennadiy Golovkin (DAZN PPV) for the third time on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), 32, defeated Golovkin by majority decision in September 2018 in a rematch of a controversial split draw the year before. Golovkin has been waiting for the trilogy fight for four years and can finally clear all doubts with a win, as can Alvarez.
Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs), 40, is the unified middleweight champion and is stepping up in weight for this fight. Alvarez unified the 168-pound division with wins over Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant.
In the co-main event, WBC junior bantamweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, one of boxing’s most exciting and talented young fighters, will defend his belt against Israel Gonzalez and fan favorite Gabriel Rosado will face off in a 10-round super middleweight bout Ali Akhmedov to .
Follow along as Mike Coppinger and Ben Baby recap the ringside fights.
Next fight: Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez, 12 rounds, for Rodriguez’s WBC junior bantamweight title
Ali Akhmedov defeated. Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision
Battle recap follows…
Williams scores unanimous decision victory
It wasn’t always pretty, but Austin “Ammo” Williams got the job done.
The Houston native scored a unanimous decision over Kieron Conway, 96-93, 97-92, 97-92, in the first fight on the pay-per-view portion of today’s card.
It was a fight that was more intriguing than interesting. Conway threw scoring shots and Williams fought timidly early throughout the fight. In the sixth round, Conway landed a right hand that momentarily stunned Williams (12-0, 9 KOs).
But it all turned around in the ninth round. Williams caught Conway (18-3-1, 4 KOs) with a leading right hand that caused Conway to buckle near the ropes and eventually scored a knockdown. — Infant
Pacheco scores another TKO win to remain undefeated
The plan for Diego Pacheco worked.
Anyone who could read a betting slip knew the objective of his match against Enrique Collazo. Pacheco, a stunning favorite (-3000), should finish Collazo quickly to create some excitement in his career.
Pacheco played his part. The Los Angeles native defeated Collazo (16-3-1, 11 KOs) in the fifth round. When Collazo got back on his feet, Pacheco was quick to rave about his Puerto Rican opponent, forcing a stoppage.
While Round 5 was entertaining, it’s still unclear how good Pacheco (16-0, 13 KOs) can be. Better competition could hint at where Pacheco’s upper limit might lie. — Infant
Top prospect Castro stops Montiel in lap 5
Lightweight Marc Castro scored a stunning knockout on a shot Kevin Montiel never saw coming.
In the fifth round of a fight that Castro had dominated, he unleashed a massive right uppercut that flattened Montiel and prompted referee Tony Weeks to call off the fight immediately. Montiel (6-1, 3 KOs) lay on his back for about two minutes before finally sitting up to the applause of the arena crowd.
Castro (8-0, 6 KOs) picked up his first stoppage in his last three fights, all of those fights occurring this year. The Fresno, California native has been featured regularly on Alvarez’ undercards, showing just how much promoter Matchroom thinks of Castro. — Infant
still to come:
title fight: Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin, 12 rounds for Alvarez’s WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF super middleweight titles
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