GGG fighting in vegas? If it’s 5am i will watch it on YouTube when I get up tomorrow.
Which one of the three channels you have mentioned are showing the British fights?
Ginger nut is going to take a beating(finished off in round 9).
ITV 4 has the Smith fight, BT has the Saunders fights and Boxnation has the Saunders and Golovkin/Alavarez fight, Golovkin over 12 I think.
You think Alvarez can live with Golovkin for 12. Has he ever boxed anyone at this level apart from Mayweather? Golovkin is relentless and is going to be so up for it. I give Alvarez a punchers chance(he can definitely punch hard), no more.
The only boxer i rate more than Golovkin is Lomachenko.
I’m tempted to stay up, it’s gonna be 4am or somesuch though so i’ll fall asleep anyway. I favour Alvarez tbh, if it was GGG from 5 years then no question. Golovkin started boxing at 16, loads of amateur bouts, last fight he struggled etc. Canelo is tough as nails.
Yeah, yet again with boxing the fight should have been 2-3 years ago(thank Oscar), but i still see Golovkin winning and putting on a master class. The man has it all and this fight will put the spring back into his step.
I’ve never looked at Alvarez as in the same class(not anywhere near, if i’m honest).
I’ve cursed him now, no doubt.
Lomachenko is a beast, I do fancy Golovkin but as Bristol says he is on the down now and Alvarez is on the up, great fight all the same and it is probably the best match up in years, Mayweather/Pacquiao was 5 years too late, too many boxers avoid each nowadays so this is what makes it a great fight match up.
So who won?
Golovkin stalking, simply amazing, he doesn’t stop coming forward, Alvarez will only get this on the counter, Golovkin is genuinely one of the greatest ever, the pressure he puts on others is so consistent.
Fucking disgrace and fucking corrupt, a sham, a fucking sham, 118-110, that judge has for sure taken the money, Golovkin won by 4 rounds, Alvarez knew he lost, he fucking knew it, no way did he draw that, a sham.
So what was the official result ?
Just watched it, Golovkin did all the pressuring for the majority of the fight. Canelo landed some heavy punches late on. 118-110 on one of the judges scorecard is a bit of a joke. Golden Boy promotions are happy though, a rematch and more money
Officially a draw.
I scored it:
Wayne Rooney 112 - 116 Lawrie Sanchez.
A really engaging fight which was superbly refereed but judged by people with envelopes containing pound notes in their back pockets.
Just watched it. Have to agree with this.
Adalaide Byrd is the Judge that gave 118-110 for Alvarez. I believe she has a history of this.
Good call before the fight Barry as well.
@saint-or-sinner . " Adalaide Byrd is the Judge that gave 118-110 for Alvarez. I believe she has a history of this…"
Calls on the radio for not allowing her to ever judge major fights again.
Seems reasonable, but as @saintbletch pointed out - it was probably judged by people with envelops stuffed with pound notes in their back pockets. Which if you think about it is stupid as we haven’t had pound notes for years…though I get what he meant.
I have to say after watching the fight i agree with Barry’s assessment. Clearly all about the re-match. I hope you managed to get to sleep afterwards Barry, and that sleep-wanking took the edge off your rage. My thoughts are with you!
I know i will have to put the tin hat on after making this comment, but what on earth is the bird Byrd doing judging a fight as important as this? Political correctness gone mad. Can you imagine the outrage if a man judge made a controversial decision in a netball world championship? We would never hear the end of it. I’m sorry but boxing is probably the last bastion of a male testosterone filled sport. I know that girls box nowadays, but it’s not the same. Anyone who tries to pretend otherwise, that girlies slapping each other in a boxing ring is somehow on a par with males fighting toe to toe, as they have been doing for the best part of 100 years, producing some of the greatest sportsmen the world has ever seen, is surely deluded. And afraid of being accused of being ‘sexist’ etc etc. I think the politically incorrect expression is ‘pussy whipped’ There, i’ve said it, i will now take cover!
Ha ha, Fulla Krap, i love it! Do you know CS, you are probably not wrong ! Especially at this time of night with 6 pints of Royal Standard Tap under my belt. Or was it 7? Whatever, who’s counting? Time for bed, maybe i will try this sleep-wanking lark, this could be Barry’s contribution to the world. Perhaps it needs tweaking a bit, i shall lay on my hand for 15 minutes until it goes numb, i am reliably informed that if you do that it feels like Kylie Minogue is doing it. I will let you know in the morning!