Canelo vs GGG 2 Middleweight Championship

Photography by Richard Chase

From the desk of Electra in the ring

CANELO vs GGG2

Middleweight World Championship 

by Electra September 15, 2018

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The most significant fight of 2018. Three fight undercard.

Moises entered the arena to mariachi music. Fuente’s face is messed up in round 2. Chocolotitto has been thru a lot personally. Chocos bread and butter punch is his uppercut. Round 5, choco right hand delivered a knockout! TKO from Nicaragua one punch knockout! Gonzalez -”Im very thankful for this opportunity. It’s a great comeback to beon the Canelo vs GGG card. I can’t wait because I am one step closer to becoming a world champion.

O sullivan.. 

David Lemieux first round knockout with a beautiful left hook. Boy was I wrong! David even mentioned that he doesn’t like trash talking, that he respects the sport, and not to piss him off! 

Co-main event is coming up! Muniga turned pro at 16 and has an incredible record of 30-0 (25 ko’s)  He’s a huge monster middleweight. Brandon Cook out of Ontario Canada. Muniga is 3 inches taller. Brandon “bad boy” Cook. Crazy good first round dominant by Muniga. Muniga is dangerous.Round 3 Cook gets knocked down. Mungia “wildly violent” vicious body shots. Muniga remains undefeated WBO Middleweight Champion of the World.

Now we kill one hour before the main event.

Some of the news coming out of the evening is the hand wraps….Stacking is hand wrapping with gauze on top if the tape, it’s almost like a cast. Tape with gauze with tape with gauze! TrippleG’s camp was against Canelos wraps. Nevada’s boxing commision said it does not give him an advantage, and Canelo gets to keep his “stacked” wraps. 

Canelo enters the arena with traditional Marriachi music to a roaring audience. Gennady Golovkin played White Stripes 7 Nation Army. After the grand entrances… The first round was Canelo being aggressive. Triple G has an answer for anything Canelo says in the ring. Canelo lands a great left in the second round. All big heavy shots in round 2. Canelo working triple G’s body. Sounds so very painful ringside. Canelo just super confident. Before you know it, its round 7. Round 9, body shots again from Canelo. Round 10, Golovkin just cannot get Canelo!!! Canelo will move, weave, whatever but you cannot get him! The crowd goes wild! Round 11 and 12, Canelo dominates. You could see Gennady breathing very hard, swollen and bruised. The fight went all 12 rounds. Canelo dominated the entire fight.  Both fighters suffered major lacerations that required stitches. The score card read 112 Canelo, 116 GGG. Canelo Alvarez def. Gennady Golovkin via majority decision. Its one thing to watch the fight on television, but being there in person is intense. To see the bruises and swelling on these fighters is surreal. The line of business these men are in is incredible. The fight club on any level is still about bringing the pain. That is what Canelo did saturday night. He hurt triple G. 

As the post fight press conference came to an end , talk of a third match was mentioned. The quote of the evening comes from Abel Sanchez, Gennadys coach.  “We appreciate all of the support, but we cant be hypocritical and complain about every damn decision you recieve. Canelo fought a great fight tonight and you cant take that away from Canelo”

Canelo’s quote of the night “unfortunately we didn’t get the knockout” !  Unbelievable night of boxing! 

CANELO vs GGG2 Official Weigh Ins

Today was the official Canelo vs GGG 2 Weigh Ins from the T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas Nevada.  The arena was packed with fans and media. Everybody was very patient and waited well over an hour for things to get started.

This event was open to the public and the fans were screaming  “Mexico” & “Canelo”.. but Triple G has his fans too!

There are eight fights to this event September 15, 2018,  but everybody was waiting to see one very heated face off. Out of the red corner David Lemieux from Canada vs Irishman Gary O’Sullivan out of the blue corner.  If there’s any truth to the philosophy of the weigh ins being a mind game, clearly  O’Sullivan won this round.

The main event the WBC, WBA, IBO Ring Middleweight Titles 12 rounds.  Out of Guadalajara Mexico,Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin out of Los Angeles Ca. This match has it’s bad blood rap sheet. It has its cynics as well.  Canelo was fired up at this weigh in!  Who do you have for the winner of this fight of all time?

Thank you for reading my blog. Stay tuned for my sports column to be published later this month in Street Motivation Newspaper.