Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

HBO's Lampley: Overwhelming Majority Saw Golovkin Win, Twice

During a recent edition of The Fight Game, HBO broadcast analyst Jim Lampley gave his thoughts on last week's rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

After twelve fierce rounds of action, Canelo (50-1-1, 34 KOs) walked away with a twelve round majority decision win at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113.

Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) suffered his first career defeat and lost his WBC, WBA, IBO middleweight titles.

canelo-golovkin-rematch (40)

When the two boxers collided in September 2017, at the same venue, the contest ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

HBO's unofficial scorecard, saw Golovkin as a 116-112 winner.

“A year ago it became clear the two fighters are colossally evenly matched in terms of the technical markers judges look at while scoring. The two judges who scored the first fight responsibly were a round apart, 114-114 and 115-113. Last Saturday night that point was reinforced. Two 115-113s and another 114-114. And through all their painstaking scrutiny the two decisive scorecards gave a tumultuous twelfth round, a very hard round to score, to Canelo Alvarez, making him the official winner. Which reminds us there is no sport in the world whose official structures are more disdained and disrespected by fans than those of boxing. And this becomes another reason why," Lampley said.

“Because while boxing insiders remain imprisoned within the arcane world of governing bodies and title belts and state commissions and official judges and all the technicalities over which they preside, the general public has made a different and far simpler decision. By an overwhelming majority, fans and general media have decided Gennady Golovkin won both fights. They don’t need to confuse themselves with Compubox numbers and round by round scoring and technical analysis. Via the metric of social media, and among themselves on the street, they have spoken loudly again. They like the way Triple G competes. They love the passion his face projects. They are enthralled with his heart.

“When Muhammad Ali was judged the loser in his first fight with Joe Frazier, and lost his unbeaten record as a result, many in my generation were crestfallen. But then we learned something, as Ali’s aura only grew bigger, and Frazier had to deal with the reality that the numbers on the scorecard did nothing to diminish the love the audience felt for their hero.

“Now Triple G is something of a latter day Ali, a global superstar seen as having been twice martyred by the hidebound and impenetrable processes of a sport that can’t get out of its own way. Canelo’s victory, however satisfying at first, will ultimately do little to increase the size or passion of his audience, built in from the start as the result of his favorable cultural perch, as the face of Mexican boxing. But the two decisions which have frustrated Gennady Golovkin have dramatically multiplied the size of Triple G nation, which is now a global cult. You don’t have to win to be the winner. That’s boxing. That’s life.."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19148448]Thank God for small favors...LOL...[/QUOTE] yea, you wouldn't be able to sit around and talk bullshht it would suck

Comment by TonyGe on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19148419]everyone I know enjoyed the fight then again, I don't hang around with you muppets[/QUOTE] Thank God for small favors...LOL...

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19147362]Yeah it was the fans.[/QUOTE] everyone I know enjoyed the fight then again, I don't hang around with you muppets

Comment by TonyGe on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19146776]they ended on a high note a great fight happened a new champion was crowned a new chapter was written there was always going to be a loser[/QUOTE] Yeah it was the fans.

Comment by Blond Beast on 09-28-2018

That works for me.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (451)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Julian Williams: Rosario Overlooked Because They Don't Know Name Jermall Charlo: Jermell's Hungrier, Trains Harder After Loss Joshua: 'Punch From Gods' Doesn’t Mean Ruiz Landed Lucky Punch Team Castano Thrilled With Mandatory Ruling For WBO Title Andrade vs. Keeler Voluntary Title Fight Approved By WBO Anthony Cacace: There's Plenty More To Come From Me Whyte Believes Chisora is Fully Capable of Beating Usyk Canelo-Saunders: WBO Ruling Clears Path For Potential 2020 Clash Glowacki-Okolie: WBO To Order Vacant Cruiserweight Title Fight Marco McCullough Announces Retirement Anthony Joshua - What Happens If It Happens Again? Teixeira Named WBO 154-Pound Champ After Munguia Vacates Korobov Warns Eubank Not To Overlook Him For Charlo Shot Joshua: Beating Ruiz Won't Be Time To Celebrate; I Belong There Emanuel Navarrete: In 2020, I'll Fight Any Champion at 122 DAZN Weights From Costa Mesa: Ulysse Jr. 140, Barroso 138.4 Dillian Whyte Admits He Thought About Retirement From Boxing Wilder-Ortiz Rematch Generates Over $4 Million: 7,403 Tickets Sold Vergil Ortiz in Top Form For Brad Solomon Clash Ryosuke Iwasa, Micah, Tapales, Hawton - Workouts Dennis Hogan Putting in Work For Jermall Charlo Shot Eubank Jr, Korobov - Show Off Moves at Workouts Wilder-Ortiz Rematch - PPV Buys To Land Just North of 275,000 Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas - Undercard Information Andy Ruiz: I Don't Want To Let These Beautiful Belts Go Away Joshua: I Didn't Lose Any Heart, I Didn't Lose Any Fire in My Belly Mahammadrasul Majidov, Tom Little - Face To Face Hopkins, Marquez, Mosley, Martin, Hauser: IBHOF Class of 2020 Filip Hrgovic, Eric Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Dillian Whyte, Mariusz Wach - Face To Face at Presser Michael Hunter, Alexander Povetkin - Face To Face Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua - Face To Face at Final Presser McCracken: Joshua Has To Be On It Or Ruiz Will Be All Over Him Vergil Ortiz: I Would Grade This Year As Definitely A+ Charlo: We Had Nothing To Do With Canelo's Move To Franchise Champ Joshua: You're Gonna See Fireworks; This Ain't Going 12 Rounds! Demetrius Andrade To Return Next Month. Against Luke Keeler? Charlie Sheehy Closing in On Dream of 2020 Olympic Spot Fujimoto Aims To Make Big Statement Against Daniel Dubois Joshua: The Changes I Made Will Make it Very Difficult For Ruiz
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement