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Andre Ward: Canelo Won Clearly, He Broke Golovkin

By Tom Evans, courtesy of The Daily Star

SAUL “Canelo” Alvarez” put on a dominant display against Gennady Golovkin this weekend, according to former pound-for-pound king Andre Ward – but his comments have not gone down well.

Canelo stunned his Kazakh rival in an enthralling contest that gripped viewers in Las Vegas and around the world.

The Mexican won on a majority decision – with two judges scoring the fight 115-113 and the third 114-114.

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Fight fans have been left divided over the result, with many claiming GGG was the rightful winner.

But Ward – who retired undefeated after holding multiple world titles in two weight classes – believes that Canelo won comfortably.

“I think it was clear,” he told ESPN.

“The smaller guy backed up the bigger guy.

“See, a puncher like Golovkin – a guy who made his living on coming forward – doesn’t want to go backwards. That was Canelo’s game-plan from the beginning.

“You have to give him credit for having the courage to stand in the lion’s den and get his work on.”

And the 34-year-old went further still, even arguing that Canelo “dominated” the fight when pushed on his comments by Stephen A Smith.

“To me, if I didn’t score it round-for-round, I’m looking at Canelo and I’m saying that he has the momentum and he’s dominating this fight," Ward added.

“You can have a close fight but you can also have a guy kind of dominating – it’s subtle but this guy has the momentum.

“Canelo had the momentum. I don’t mean that he won every round but [he had] the momentum of the fight  – in essence he broke Golovkin.”

The rematch lived up to the hype after their first fight went down as one of the clashes of the decade.

Boxing fans now hope they will battle it out for a third time to make an iconic trilogy.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigdunny1 on 09-24-2018

[quote=aboutfkntime;19126554]right now..... You are copping some clean hard punches, and are backing up..... And no, your pushed pitty-pat jabs are not keeping me off you wait, that is exactly what happened to golovkin last saturday wow, how spooky :lol1: [img]https://media1.tenor.com/images/11feec04851123bdf48949436941c8d6/tenor.gif?itemid=7288740[/img]…

Comment by b00g13man on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;19126266]Sure you weren't rooting for him. You were on your sofa wearing a Canelo tee, hugging a Canelo plush doll with rosary beeds in your hands. Don't front like this isn't the highlight of your virgin life.[/QUOTE] :lol1:…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;19126535]you've already posted this you lame... About 4 times. Aight, I'm done with you. Your inferiority, lack of boxing knowledge and obvious lack of creativity is a waste of time.[/QUOTE] right now..... you are copping some clean hard…

Comment by Jab jab boom on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19126529]the winner is the guy who could not get his game going, and got his face all lumped up no, wait..... that sounds fkn retarded the winner is obviously the other guy..... the guy who [B]COULD[/B] get his game going,…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-21-2018

the winner is the guy who could not get his game going, and got his face all lumped up no, wait..... that sounds fkn retarded the winner is obviously the other guy..... the guy who [B]COULD[/B] get his game going,…

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