Two of the best fighters on the planet were both in action this past weekend, with Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both fighting on the same weekend. There wasn’t much of a surprise that both fighters were able to win their respective fights, and there was an immediate question by fans on social media that were claiming that the great rivals could be about to square off for a third and final time in 2021. But, could one of the biggest fights in the world happen again next year?
Boxing News: Alvarez Lays Down Challenge
There was huge excitement on Saturday evening as Alvarez stepped foot in the ring for the first time in over a year against the undefeated Callum Smith. However, the Mexican didn’t look as though he has been out of the ring for 12 months, as he produced a stunning display in Texas to unify the middleweight titles. The Mexican was already seen by many as the outstanding pound for pound fighter on the planet, and that reputation increased with a breathtaking display against his undefeated opponent.
Alvarez wasted little time in taking control of the fight at the AT&T Stadium, as he quickly set about inflicting pain on his British opponent. By the time that the final bell went, the result wasn’t in any doubt. Alvarez claimed the majority decision victory, as two of the judges scorecards showed that the Mexican won by ten points against the Brit.
Boxing News: Massive Fight Could Happen
Alvarez admitted after the fight that he is never scared to take on the best fighters on the planet, which potentially left the door wide open for a renewal in the rivalry with Gennady Golovkin. Golovkin laid his own marker down less than 24 hours before Alvarez stepped in the ring, as the Kazakh defeated Kamil Szeremeta in the seventh round.
It was a brutal display by GGG, as he knocked down his opponent on four occasions before getting the stoppage win. A third fight between the pair would certainly be among the biggest fights of the year, with Golovkin yet to beat Alvarez. The two fighters drew their first fight, before Alvarez claimed victory in the second fight on points. A third fight would realistically help boxing fans determine which of the two dominant fighters is the best once and for all.