DeGale: Can't Moan Over Canelo-GGG Draw, It Was Close Fight

IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale has no issue whatsoever with Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin being scored a draw.

Canelo challenged Golovkin for the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight titles last month at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After twelve entertaining rounds, the scores came down as 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin an 114-114 for the split draw verdict.


There were many fans who were upset with the outcome - but almost everyone focused on the 118-110 scorecard for Canelo - because the judge only gave Golovkin two rounds in the bout.

While DeGale viewed it as a close contest and had no problem with the draw - he admits Golovkin may have just edged it out.

"It was a fantastic fight, a very entertaining fight. A lot of people are screaming that it was a robbery, I didn’t see it like that. I thought it was a close fight, Golovkin probably just nicked it, there wasn’t much in it. Some of Canelo’s work was lovely, some of his shots were the more eye catching shots. I think he was making Golovkin miss a lot, but it was one of those fights were it depends what you like," DeGale told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"I like Canelo’s work but you can’t moan with the decision. Golovkin brought it, he pressured him constantly for twelve rounds, he threw a lot more punches, but it was a close fight. I’m hearing they’re going to do it again next year, so I look forward to the rematch."

A rematch is being discussed for next May. DeGale is tabbing GGG to come away with the win, but he won't be surprised if Canelo upsets the odds.

"Golovkin is a powerhouse, he’s non stop and he has a fantastic chin. Golovkin is probably technically not the best, but his pressure, chin and fitness gets him through and makes him a special fighter. It’s a really hard fight, but I’m going to go for Golovkin but it wouldn’t surprise me if Canelo nicked it," DeGale said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-26-2017

[QUOTE=bluepete;18162167]Well thanks for that I don't think you're so bad yourself. I knew he was abit long in the tooth going in, and you're totally right, I thought hed win no matter the age, thats why I said it. It…

Comment by bluepete on 10-25-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18161734]it really is no big deal it does not greatly matter, nor does it make you a bad person, nor a bad poster, nothing but, your first comment in bold above..... is another excuse you suddenly pointing out that Golovkin…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-25-2017

[QUOTE=bluepete;18160675][B]My mention of age was in relation to he's handspeed[/B], I never came on here saying "hey everyone he'd have done better if he'd been quicker" I'm saying hes slower than he was, simple as that. In regards to he's…

Comment by alexguiness on 10-25-2017

A draw was the very best GGG could have hoped for without a KO / Stoppage in Vegas. Canelo did some clean, accurate work throughout the fight but never took any real control. I admit to being a cynic /…

Comment by bluepete on 10-25-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18160131]I don't care about any of that, nor do I care who won all I am saying is, you said this..... then, you made every excuse in the book, including age the facts are..... [B]FACT:[/B] Golovkin did not " well-beat…

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