Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was not excited while in attendance for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s victory over Daniel Jacobs at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday Night.
In the bout, Canelo was able to retain his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles and captured Jacobs’ International Boxing Federation belt in a match that marked his return to the middleweight division.
Golovkin felt the fight wasn’t very exciting. A viewpoint that many across social media are in agreeance with who watched Alvarez’s make in his debut since signing the exclusive fight deal with the streaming service, DAZN.
The lack of fireworks, especially in the opening rounds of the fight is also backed by the final punch stats of Compubox.
The final numbers showed that Jacobs was unsuccessful at being able to connect on Alvarez, who was dodging his punches with ease for a majority of the fight.
Alvarez also outlanded Jacobs in 8 of the 12 rounds.
— CompuBox (@CompuBox) May 5, 2019
“Frankly I was expecting much more, it was like a sparring match. It was a little boring because they are both high level boxers, there was no drama, they should have given more to the audience,” Golovkin said to the press.
“I saw no emotions in this fight. I didn’t anything special, it was a good sparring match.”
Since losing to Floyd Mayweather back in 2013, Canelo has gone 10-0-1 with five knockouts and is still in his boxing prime at age 28.
Next up for Alvarez is hopes to add a fourth title by taking on World Boxing Organization middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade sometime down the line.
Golovkin when asked, is still very interested in a trilogy fight with Alvarez.
“Of course I really want this fight, because for me it’s more than boxing. For me it’s about pleasing the public, pleasing the fans and bringing them a big drama show,” Golovkin said to the media.
— Gennadiy Golovkin (@GGGBoxing) May 5, 2019