MMA Fighting has Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin 2 live blog for round-by-round updates of one of the top boxing fights of the year.
The main event will start a little after 10:30 p.m. ET. Check out our Canelo vs. GGG 2 results page to find out what happened on the undercard. Alvarez is 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts. GGG is 38-0-1 in his career with 34 knockouts.
Alvarez is guaranteed to make $5 million, while Golovkin will get $4 million for the rematch.
Check out the Canelo vs. GGG 2 main event live blog below.
Alvarez and Golovkin are now headed to the ring.
Round 1: Golovkin pawing with the jab, Canelo firing back with a left hook that’s blocked. Straight left counter lands for Canelo. Golovkin comfortably throwing his jab and scoring. They trade jabs. Both men finding success with straight punches. Golovkin with the jab as Canelo lunges in for a hook. Body shot for Canelo scores. Golovkin pops him with a jab, then another as Canelo ducks in.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Golovkin.
Round 2: Canelo with a jab, then a pair of quick left hooks and Golovkin has to circle away. Neither man looking to overextend past their jabs at the moment. Golovkin ducks right into a short left uppercut from Canelo. 1-6-3 combo by Canelo. Jab backs Golovkin up. He gets back in with a straight left to Canelo’s body. Canelo triples up on the jab, Golovkin answers with a left hook. Cut opened up at the corner of Golovkin’s right eye. Canelo rips the body again. Left hook scores for GGG. Golovkin pumping the jab to close out the round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Canelo. Overall, 19-19.
Round 3: Golovkin looks for a right uppercut off the jab, Canelo clinches up. They break, Golovkin pops Canelo with the jab. An exchange of uppercuts. Canelo slips and hits Golvekin with a straight right. Golevkin staying on that jab, making Canelo pay for staying too still. Right hook to the head by Golovkin, partially blocked. Jab by Canelo, then he makes Golovkin miss. Two jabs score for Golovkin. Canelo getting in with the body shot and then backing his head out of the way of a Golovkin counter. Closer round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Golovkin. Overall 29-28, Golovkin.
Round 4: Jab working for both fighters, but neither able to follow up with much. Canelo throws an uppercut, blocked, Golovkin counters with the left hook. Both opening up now, trading shots in close. GGG with the uppercut. 1-2 by Golovkin. Canelo rips the body, Golovkin throws his own hook to the body. Golovkin content to circle and jab. Canelo with some crisp counter-punching, Golovkin unable to catch him with anything hard. Body shot by Canelo. Golovkin pops Canelo with a jab.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Canelo. Overall 38-38.
Round 5: Golovkin ducks in for a body shot, Canelo backs him up with a left hook. Cut developing over the left eye of Canelo. Hard jab connects for Golovkin. He’s landing the left hand consistently. Nice job to the body by Canelo. Right hand over the top for Canelo scores. Golovkin still with a lot of steam behind his jab. Snapping jab by Canelo. They’re trading jabs again. 1-2 to the body by Canelo. Golovkin gets in with a jab and then he’s out, avoiding Canelo’s power. 1-2 by Golovkin to close out the round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Canelo. Overall 48-47, Canelo.
Round 6: Left hook by Canelo gets around GGG’s defenses. Caenlo with the jab. Up high Canelo goes, then he drives the hook to the body. Golovkin eats a body shot, then another. His jab is landing, but not pushing Canelo back. Good 1-2 to the head by Golovkin. Counter left hook by Canelo scores. Left hook to the body by Canelo. Straight right for Golovkin, Canelo responds by going back to the body. Jab high, jab low by Canelo. Golovkin signaling for Canelo to come forward, but Canelo is sticking the the game plan and waiting to counter.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Canelo. Overall 58-56, Canelo.
Round 7: Canelo keeping up the focus on Golovkin’s body. Jab-jab-right hook to the body by Canelo. Golovkin’s jab is getting through. 1-2 for Canelo. They trade jabs. Golovkin uses his jab to set up a short left hook. Left hook to the body for Canelo. Golovkin lands a jab, then a left hook after hesitating Uppercut for Golovkin, Canelo fires back with a hook. Another close one.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Golovkin. Overall 67-66, Canelo.
Round 8: In fighting by both men now, they’re having to defend in close, but Canelo gets the better of it with a pair of right hooks. GGG sticks a couple of jabs. Back to the body for Canelo. Left hook over the top by GGG. Canelo pouring it on, Golovkin not backing down. 1-1-2-1 by Golovkin. GGG is making Canelo miss here. Left hook by Canelo is blocked, but he lans a nice jab. GGG makes him pay with a jab for dropping his guard for a half second.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Golovkin. Overall 76-76.
Round 9: Golovkin landing jabs to the head while Canelo cracks him with a body shot again. Another good body shot, Canelo is still focused on that area. Golovkin pumping the jab, opening up a little. Straight punches by Golovkin, Canelo stings him with a left hook as they separate. Short right hook, left hook to the body by Canelo. 1-2 for Golovkin. The hooks to the body are there all day for Canelo. Right cross for Canelo, Golovkin backs him off with the left hook. Straight right by GGG closes out the round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Canelo. Overall 86-85, Canelo.
Round 10: Constant jabbing by Golovkin, then a pair of solid uppercuts. Canelo to the body once more. He lands a glancing counter left hook. Right cross smacks Canelo. Two solid jabs by Golovkin. 1-2 by Golovkin, then a straight left. GGG taking his time, landing some good shots, but CAnelo looks like he’s recovered. Golovkin doubles up on the jab. Now it’s Canelo marching forward. GGG shakes off a solid Canelo hook. Straight right by Golovkin. They trade jabs, then Golovkin throws a hook to CAnelo’s body. Body shot for Canelo, GGG answers with a right over the top.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Golovkin. Overall 95-95.
Round 11: 1-1-2 by GGG to open the 11th. Jab by Canelo, but GGG is there with a counter-right. Canelo against the ropes as Golovkin fires away with straight punches. 1-2 by GGG and he’s looking fired up. Canelo’s defense is keeping him in there. He goes to the body, then lands a short right hook. Both men search for uppercuts, blocked. The jab is still working for Golovkin. Right hook to the body lands for Canelo. GGG gets his own, then follows with a left hook to the head. Right cross for Canelo, then the 1-2.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Golovkin. Overall 105-104, Golovkin.
Round 12: Left hook by Golovkin, then a series of jabs. Quick right uppercut moves Canelo’s head. Canelo slips as he fires a body shot. Glancing left hook by GGGG. Canelo with the body shot. Right hook scores for Canelo. They’re brawling. Right uppercut inside by Golovkin gets through. Body-head combo for Canelo. It’s Canelo getting the better of the close exchange and he’s even able to evade Golovkin’s trusty jab. Glancing left hook for Canelo.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Canelo. Overall 114-114.
Official result: Canelo Alvarez def. Gennady Golovkin by majority decision (114-114, 115-113, 115-113)