Sep 20, 2017
I expected Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez to deliver a classic boxing slugfest, and boy did they ever. What it didn't deliver on, however, was any consistency from the judges' cards, who ruled the fight a split draw.
Golovkin retained his unified middleweight title before a sold-out crowd of 22,358 at the T-Mobile Arena, but few were satisfied with the result. The fight lived up to the hype with a classic middleweight battle that ended in a somewhat controversial draw. One judge scored it 118-110 for Canelo, a second judge had it 115-113 for Golovkin and the third had it even.
Boxing seems to be the only sport that doesn't really put any effort in proving that it is serious about combating corruption in the sport. I'm not saying the sport is corrupt, but it has a lot of corrupt tendencies. On the top of the list is the judging in the sport. When you have a wildly inconsistent fight card total and you do nothing to address the judge who was nowhere near the score of their fellow judges, eyebrows will be raised. Let's talk about this amazing event with a not so amazing result.