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From the 4th round on Golovkin chased and pounded Alvarez around the ring BUT the Mexican responded with some solid uppercuts and exchanges


Desperate times resort to desperate measures as at one point Alvarez put a reverse chokehold on Golovkin



A dejected Golovkin took the decision like a man in pointing out that he remained undefeated and retained all of his belts - (R.J. Cohen - http://www.rjcohenphoto.com/ - photo)


Alvarez's claim that he felt he clearly won the fight was shocking since he was on defense most of the fight and not in command if the ring - (Presidencia de la República Mexicana - photo)





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Alvarez punked out with his comment that he thought he clearly won the fight. Many believe he won the first three rounds when he was unusually showboating by dancing around and taunting Golovkin. As usual Golovkin got stronger as the fight progressed and dominated the fight with ring control by being the aggressor in always advancing forward


Monday, September 18, 2017


Oh please….. After two fighters put it all on the line to put on a real boxing match in the end it had to be marred by an incredibly controversial decision by judge Adalaide Byrd. Of note, Byrd is married to noted referee Robert Byrd.

The previously maligned judge once again rose to the occasion by erroneously scoring a close fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin by favoring Alvarez with a ridiculous score on 118 - 110. One other judge scored it 115-113 for Golovkin and another scored it a 114-114 draw resulting in an overall split draw decision.

It's this type of result that gives boxing a bad name that is described as fixing a fight. When you trace it down and ask who would benefit from this outcome of this result it boils down to the promoters. Given to booing by the fans following the decision the crowd clearly felt that Golovkin won the fight.

From the 4th round on Golovkin chased and pounded Alvarez around the ring BUT the Mexican responded with some solid uppercuts and exchanges

The appointment of Byrd as a judge has been an issue. A year ago Top Rank attempted to get Byrd removed from Vassal Lomachenko's super featherweight title defense against Nicholas Walters.

In a request made to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Top Rank cited several of Byrd's questionable scorecards. There was a 100-90 card in favor of Jose Benavidez in a win over Francisco Santana (the two other judges had it for Benavidez, but much closer).

There was a 118-110 card for Diego Magdaleno in his win over Nonito Donaire. Again, the two other judges scored the fight for Magdaleno, but far closer. In this controversy Byrd gave Glovokin only the fourth and seventh rounds on a scorecard that likely will go down as one of the most shocking in boxing history.

The promoter that would benefit the most from a draw result would be Oscar De LaHoya's Golden Boy Promotions. WHY? To add controversy and intensify interest for a rematch and larger Pay Per View (PPV) receipts.

After the fight, Golden Boy president Eric Gomez pleaded with reporters not to make the post-fight coverage about the judging.

Former Mike Tyson trainer Teddy Atlas went ballistic in a post fight show and said the decision was corrupt. Atlas has been in the fight game a long time and knows how the game works.

Entering the fight Golovkin was undefeated and untied. He was boxing's longest-reigning world titleholder, and made his 19th consecutive middleweight title defense. He pulled within one of tying the record of 20 set by all-time great Bernard Hopkins, who happens to be one of Alvarez's promoters at Golden Boy Promotions. Something smells fishy with this state of affairs

"It was a big drama show," Golovkin said, using one of his favorite phrases. "[The scoring] is not my fault. I put pressure on him every round."

According to CompuBox punch statistics, Golovkin landed 218 of 703 shots (31 percent), while Alvarez landed 169 of 505 (34 percent). Golovkin landed more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds.

"There wasn't any power that surprised me," Alvarez said. "In the first rounds, I came out to see what he had. Then I was building from there. I think I won eight rounds. I felt that I won the fight.

"I think I was superior in the ring. I won at least seven or eight rounds. I was able to counterpunch and made Gennady wobble at least three times. If we fight again, it's up to the people. I feel frustrated over my draw." T

he result gives Alvarez a record of (49-1-2, 34 KOs) while Golovkin suffered the first blemish on is record with the draw result amending his record to (37-0-1, 33 KOs)

The result harkens back to the days when the Mafia ruled the business. Fights were often fixed to benefit gambling interests. Former Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was believed to be involved with the mafia and fight fixes.

Ironically it was De La Hoya that criticized the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor three weeks earlier that was refereed by Robert Byrd. De La Hoya said that if you enjoyed that fight this bout would be a better fight to receive pleasure from.

He was right this was a REAL FIGHT between two great fighters. The problem is when in a post fight interview Canelo said he thought he won the fight. At that point he won our Floyd Mayweather BULLSHIT AWARD.

Alvarez is a fighter that we have followed from the beginning of his career and we highly respected his talent. We were surprised when he lost to Mayweather we felt he had the talent to do so. He failed but to his defense he was very young and apparently overwhelmed by his opponent's credentials.

Our respect for Alvarez evaporated following his comments. He knows he lost that fight and made comments of a chicken shit nature. Interestingly the two fights mentioned have a similarity that involves RESPECT. Alvarez appears to be following the trail of Mayweather as being one who was great early in his career and then went chicken shit.

The 27-year-old Alvarez punked out with his comment that he thought he clearly won the fight. Many believe he won the first three rounds when he was unusually showboating by dancing around and taunting Golovkin.

As usual Golovkin, 35, got stronger as the fight progressed and dominated the fight with ring control by being the aggressor in always advancing forward. Alvarez was losing arm strength in the latter rounds and appeared fatigued from the 9th round on. He took some good shots but Golovkin scored more and was more effective.

The bottom line is we no longer respect Alvarez. The fight warrants a rematch BUT not in this manner by being damaged by controversy.

Here's the Mayweather, Alverez parallel… Mayweather was considered by many as being the greatest pound for pound fighter ever. Later in his career and at 40-years-old when he came out of retirement to fight McGregor he had lost his power to knock an opponent out.

Given that his KO power evaded him in his twilight years since his last KO was on Sep 17, 2011 when he knocked out Victor Ortiz in the fourth round. Yes folks we're talking six years ago when old Floyd was only 34-years-of age.

Mayweather is guilty of being chicken shit by cherry picking his opponents to tie Rocky Marciano's unbeaten 49 fight streak.

We respected him more by coming out of retirement to fight McGregor. He had everything to lose with his fight reputation that many considered him to be the greatest pound for pound fighter ever. Had he lost to a non boxer he would have disgraced himself and the boxing game.

Credit should be given to both McGregor and Mayweather for putting on an entertaining fight. It wasn't a great fight as was Alvarez vs. Golovkin but McGregor faired better than anyone expected and Mayweather was man enough to come forward rather than his usual tactic of running backwards. The fight was entertaining.

ONE THING IS CERTAIN… that fight SHOULD NOT be recognized as a true boxing match that would enable Mayweather to eclipse Rocky Marciano's record of 49 wins without a defeat and reach 50. That fight should be recognized as an EXHIBITION.

ANOTHER THING IS CERTAIN this Alvarez, Golovkin result should be investigated and the judge banned from ever judging a fight.

The bottom line is THIS ALVAREZ; GOLOVKIN RESULT WAS FOR FUTURE PPV MONEY. IT WAS AND IS CHICKEN SHIT! Had Golovkin won the fight, a rematch wouldn't be as dramatic and appealing.

This fight is expected to register 2 million pay-per-view buys and it is believed that it will wind up as the third-best gate in history at more than $30 million. YES FOLKS INTEGRITY IS A NON ISSUE, IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY.


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