MMA Fighting has Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG 3 live round updates for one of the best boxing fights of the year, which takes place Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The main event is expected to begin around 11 pm ET on DAZN pay-per-view. Check out our Canelo vs. GGG 3 results page to find out what happened on the subcard.
This is the third meeting between the two fighters. The first time they fought in 2017, it was ruled a split draw and Alvarez won a majority decision over GGG on September 15, 2018.
Canelo Alvarez defends his WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middle titles in the competition.
Check out the Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG 3 main event live blog below.
The main event is coming up.
National anthems follow, with Kazakhstan first.
We get three anthems with Mexico next, followed by the United States
Golovkin, the challenger, makes the walk to the ring first. The arena rocks like Seven Nation Army blasts through the speakers to mark his entrance.
Massive pop for the defending champion Canelo as he makes his entrance with live musical accompaniment.
Your referee for this contest is Russell Mora.
Round 1: Golovkin wins with a takedown right from the bell. Canelo looks to land a jab of his own as they take their time sizing each other up. Step-in left hook from Canelo. Looking straight at Canelo’s body. Not much output from either fighter with less than a minute to go in the opening round. Canelo having more success with his jab, he takes an uneventful first three minutes.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo.
Round 2: Canelo lands a jab, then gets adventurous with a lunge left. Golovkin is more busy with his jab. Canelo winning, but unable to land his heavier punches. Jab by Canelo, Golovkin attacks the body. Canelo content to jab away. Right hand to the body for Canelo. Action is still a bit tentative through two rounds.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 20-18 Canelo.
Round 3: Big counter left by Canelo lands, biggest shot of the fight so far. Canelo doubles down on the jab. Golovkin uses his own jab to calm things down. Canelo comes forward with a flurry. Golovkin connects with a jab. Canelo lands one of his own.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 30-27 Canelo.
Round 4: Canelo stringing punches together, Golovkin unable to do much beyond jab. Canelo works his jab as well. Right hand over the top for Canelo, then a right to the body. Combo lands a glancing right hand across the chin for Canelo. Golovkin lands a jab, but Canelo backs him up again with the right.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 40-36 Canelo.
Round 5: Golovkin triples on jab. Groove chases him, is right to the body, then left. Canelo rips another good one to the body. Jab-jab-body blow combo scores for Canelo. Golovkin started to throw out the right hand. Canelo with good head movement. Golovkin pops him with a jab. Left hook from Canelo, then a body shot that causes an off-balance Golovkin to take a few steps back. Overhand right scores for Canelo. The champion pulling away at the end of a closer round.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 50-45 Canelo.
Round 6: Canelo with a jab to open Round 6 and he has Golovkin circling away. As Golovkin tries to muscle his way in, Canelo hits him to the body and lands a short hook. Golovkin with 1-2. He pauses Canelo with a jab. Canelo rips the body. Little of Golovkin’s offense gets through before he lands an uppercut. Another hard left to the body lands for Canelo.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 60-54 Canelo.
Round 7: Canelo scores with a left hand and avoids a pair of Golovkin counters. Right cross from Canelo leads to a clinch. Left hook scores for Canelo. Uppercut by Canelo. He’s stalking and Golovkin just isn’t giving much away. He jabs at Canelo’s body. Canelo hits Golovkin with a right hand. He keeps a constant jab that Golovkin can’t figure out.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 70-63 Canelo.
Round 8: It’s Golovkin’s jab, but we haven’t seen much more than that yet. Canelo with another left hook as they circle. He throws another left that lands. Canelo wins an exchange of lefts. He takes his left to the body of Golovkin. Jab-jab-body combo lands for Canelo. Golovkin showing signs of life, but Canelo immediately backs him up with a counter. Right hand scores for Golovkin.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 80-72 Canelo.
Round 9: Canelo triples on the jab, then follows up with a left and a right. Uppercut to the body by Canelo. Overhand right scores for Canelo. Canelo is still beating Golovkin to the punch. Golovkin with a jab and he finally lets a couple of powerful punches go as Canelo goes on the defensive. Canelo doubles down on a jab. Golovkin lands a right. Left hand from Golovkin, then a straight right. Canelo responds with two clean punches. Canelo jabs to the body.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Golovkin. Overall, 89-82 Canelo.
Round 10: Golovkin definitely looser after finally winning a round. Straight left scores for Golovkin. Canelo mixing it up to the head and body, he lands an uppercut. Hard body shot by Canelo. Uppercut by Golovkin. Canelo with a counter left. Both fighters looking to establish their jab. Short punch inside lands for Canelo.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 99-91 Canelo.
Round 11: There is a cut above Canelo’s eye from an accidental headbutt. Golovkin is just firing that job out there right now. Canelo counters with body work and goes headhunting with his uppercut. Groove sneaking that left around Golovkin’s guard. Golovkin busy with his jab. Golovkin to the body. He needs a knockout though if he’s going to get that elusive win over Canelo.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 109-100 Canelo.
Round 12: Canelo walking forward with his left hook flying. Golovkin just misses with an uppercut. They get messy with their winx work. Golovkin pops Canelo with a jab. Much more grappling than boxing in this round. Left uppercut for Canelo. Golovkin gets 1-2 in the middle. Good left to the body for Canelo. They exchange a few punches before the bell and then embrace.
MMA Fighting wins the round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 119-109 Canelo.
Official result: Canelo Alvarez def. Gennadiy Golovkin via unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113)
Post-fight, Canelo thanks Golovkin for the trilogy. “We gave the fans three good fights. Thanks for everything.”
Canelo adds that he plans to get surgery on his left hand following the fight.
“Everybody knows this is a top class for boxing,” Golovkin said after the fight. “Everybody knows this is Canelo. You miss one punch, he can end the fight. Look at his face, look at my face. We trained well and it shows that we put up a very good fight as a result of it.”
“Today, Canelo is better,” Golovkin added.
Golvkin agrees that the beef between him and Canelo is “100 percent” over and compares them to LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
They shake hands and hug afterwards.
Canelo is asked about a rematch with Dmitry Bivol and says it’s a fight he wants, but “I need a break.” Bivol defeated Canelo last May and he defends the WBA light heavyweight title against Gilberto Ramírez on November 5.