Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has announced that he will need to rest and undergo surgery to heal an injury to his left hand to continue his professional boxing career.
After defeating Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision to hold four belts at super-middleweight, the fighter said, “I think I’m going to need hand surgery, but I have to move on.”
“Canelo” took the advantage without taking the initiative in the first eight rounds of the fight against the slow Golovkin, winning on cards in favor of 116-112, 115-113 115-113.RELATED
Of his setback against Russia last May, he said: “The win was important for my family, for my Mexican heritage. I’ve been through a difficult time in my life, but the defeat teaches me to be humble.” said. Light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol.
The Mexican was fast, had good hip movement, and dominated Golovkin as he appeared in the final round, but it wasn’t enough to win.
Álvarez told Golovkin, “We gave people three great fights. Thank you for everything, my friend,” he told Golovkin, hugging and whispering in the middle of the ring at the end of the fight. . of one and the other’s crimes.
Saul reached 58 wins, 39 wins by knockout, 2 losses and 2 ties, and held four 168-pound belts. Golovkin suffered his second loss against Mexico, his 42nd win, his 37th to breaking point, and a draw.
What Golovkin remembers
Golovkin recalled that he has three 160-pound world champion belts and revealed that he will continue to be active for 40 years after his recovery.
Kazakhstan knew they needed to be careful not to make mistakes. Because against Mexican punches, fights can end in blows.
“Saul is a great boxer. We had to be careful with him,” said the European.
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