Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of the middleweight megafight between unified champion Gennady Golovkin and lineal middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez in a fight many believe will be the best boxing fight of 2017. The winner of this fight would become the top middleweight boxer in the world, perhaps the best pound-for-pound boxer and make their claim as the biggest star in boxing today.
We'll be bringing you live results of the entire card, which includes quick recaps of the undercard and full, round-by-round coverage of the main event and co-main event.
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Pay-per-view Card (8 p.m. ET, HBO PPV, RingTV.com, FITE TV app)
- Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight to a split draw (118-110, 113-115, 114-114)
- Joseph Diaz defeated Rafael Rivera to become the WBC featherweight mandatory challenger via unanimous decision (119-109, 119-109, 120-108)
- Diego De La Hoya defeated Randy Caballero via unanimous decision (100-90, 98-92, 98-92)
- Ryan Martin defeated Francisco Rohas via split decision (91-98, 96-93, 95-94)
Undercard: (6 p.m. ET, FITE TV app)
- Vergil Ortiz defeated Cesar Valenzuela via KO, Round 2
- Serhii Bohachuk defeated Joan Valenzuela via KO, Round 2
- Marlen Esparza defeated Aracely Palacios via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
Ryan Martin vs. Francisco Rojo: This was a weird fight to start the pay-per-view off. Martin looked terrible early on in the fight as Rojo threw a lot of punches to Martin early on to pressure, but didn't land a lot. Martin got better starting in the fifth round and at times, the fight became a slugfest. The awkward part of the fight came at times when Martin, the much taller fighter, started throwing several punches below the belt and was warned twice by the referee to stop it. Martin eventually got a point deducted in the ninth round for repeated low blows. The scorecards were weird, with one judge giving Rojo a 98-91 card.
Official Result: Ryan Martin defeated Francisco Rohas via split decision (91-98, 96-93, 95-94)
Diego De La Hoya vs. Randy Caballero: Fun, action-filled fight and easily De La Hoya's best performance. Both boxers have been fighting well throughout the fight but De La Hoya was always one step ahead in terms of hand speed and instincts. De La Hoya targeted Caballero's left eye early in the fight and Caballero's left eye started to swell badly. De La Hoya puts himself in the conversation for a junior featherweight world title shot, perhaps sometime in late 2018. De La hoya still has room to grow, especially knockout power, but he is very impressive nonetheless.
Official Result: Diego De La Hoya defeated Randy Caballero (100-90, 98-92, 98-92)
Joseph Diaz vs. Rafael Rivera: WBC Featherweight Eliminator
Round 1: Diaz starts off with a jab and then Rivera lands a hard left body shot, exploding momentarily. Rivera lands another hard left punch. Diaz lands a jab and Rivera keeps throwing those hard body hooks. Rivera lands a counter right during an exchange. Rivera lands another left hand to Diaz's body. Fun opening round here.
Fightful scored round 1 for Rivera 10-9
Round 2: Rivera throws three consecutive left jabs. Diaz lands another jab to Rivera's body, then throws a 1-2 combo. Rivera throws another hard left body hook. Rivera lands a left jab. Rivera hits a counter left hand to Diaz's body and Diaz throws a solid combination. Diaz lands a left body jab, followed by a right hook. Rivera's left hand partially lands on Diaz's hip.
Fightful scored round 2 for Diaz 10-9
Round 3: Both men land a left hand and Rivera has Diaz's back to the ropes and throws a couple of left hooks to the body. Rivera misses wildly, but Diaz fails to capitalize on the opening. Diaz throws a couple of hard body shots and then blocks Rivera's straight right jab. Rivera connects with a right hook upstairs. Both men trade punches in the corner and then Diaz unleashes three straight left hands. Rivera lands a good hook and then a lead right hand a few seconds later.
Fightful scored round 3 for Diaz 10-9
Round 4: Rivera starts off by throwing a lead left hand. Both fighters exchange a couple of jabs. The two fighters remain idle for a bit until Rivera starts throwing a few hard punches. Diaz lands several hooks to Rivera's head and both men clinch. During the clinch, both men throw a couple of hard uppercuts to the body. Diaz lands a good uppercut to end the round.
Fightful scored round 4 for Diaz 10-9
Round 5: Diaz throws a jab while Rivera is in the corner. The first minute or so of the round barely saw any action from either boxer. Diaz lands a hard right uppercut and Rivera lands a good right counter. Diaz lands numerous hard shots to Rivera, who is now fighting as a counter puncher and is moving to the defensive a tad bit.
Fightful scored round 5 for Diaz 10-9
Round 6: Rivera starts off in the corner, but still trying to land some punches. Rivera's right eye does not look good. It's swollen and reddish. Diaz lands a solid lead left hand. Rivera lands with the hard right jab. Diaz throws a couple of right hands and Rivera partially blocks them. Another fun round.
Fightful scored round 6 for Rivera 10-9
Round 7: Diaz blocks Rivera's left hands and Diaz is defending a lot in this round. Halfway through the round, Diaz starts to attack Rivera's body and Rivera is trying to throw everything at Diaz. Rivera lands a solid counter left hand and Diaz responds with a left hand of his own. Rivera lands a hard right hand at the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 7 for Diaz 10-9
Round 8: Rivera starts off by throwing a couple of right jabs to Diaz's body and Diaz lands a good right hand to Rivera. Rivera starts throwing more combinations early in the round. Rivera eats a hard left hand from Diaz and Diaz fires back a hard uppercut.
Fightful scored round 8 for Diaz 10-9
Round 9: Diaz begins by landing a couple of body shots. Both men clinch and Diaz lands a left hand to Rivera. Rivera lands another body shot, but Diaz lands a solid hook. Diaz lands a really clean shot to Rivera's jaw. Rivera now starts to attack the body well and Diaz ends the round with some good hooks of his own.
Fightful scored round 9 for Diaz 10-9
Round 10: Diaz lands a left jab and Diaz is pressuring Rivera to the corner, but isn't doing much. Diaz continues to land several hard body shots and then Rivera continues to move to the corner. The final minute or so does not have a lot of action from either fighter.
Fightful scored round 10 for Diaz 10-9
Round 11: Rivera throws several left jabs, but Diaz blocks them. Diaz misses with the left hook upstairs. Diaz starts to work on the body again. Diaz lands a few combinations to Rivera's body. Rivera continues to play catchup and his face is not looking great. Rivera continues to throw several jabs, but Dia keeps coming back and throwing more punches and harder punches.
Fightful scored round 11 for Diaz 10-9
Round 12: Both men hug it out to start the round and Rivera lands a hard right hand that splits Diaz's defense. Rivera is going for broke in this round and Diaz is not shying away. Diaz lands a few good shots to Rivera's head. Both men clinch once more. Diaz lands a few good body shots with Rivera in the corner. Diaz lands another right hand upstairs. Rivera is put in a corner, but Rivera fights his way out. Rivera is now throwing haymakers, but they're not landing.
Fightful scored round 12 for Diaz, making it 119-109 for Diaz
Official Result: Joseph Diaz defeated Rafael Rivera to become the WBC featherweight mandatory challenger via unanimous decision (119-109, 119-109, 120-108)
Gennady Golovkin (c) vs. Canelo Alvarez (c): WBA/IBF/WBC and Lineal, The Ring Magazine Middleweight Title Bout
Round 1: The fight gets thunderous roars as the fight of the year begins with GGG throwing a couple of jabs. Canelo is moving across the ring as GGG is tagging Canelo. Chants for Canelo and GGG fill the T-Mobile Arena. Canelo lands a solid right jab to GGG's body. GGG throws a couple of left jabs to measure up Canelo. Canelo lands a left jab, throws another but GGG ducks under it. GGG keeps throwing jabs and Canelo lands a solid left hand. Both men trade jabs left and right. Canelo barely connects with a hard right uppercut.
Fightful scored round 1 for GGG 10-9
Round 2: GGG opens up by throwing more jabs and Canelo moves around patiently trying to find an opening. GGG blocks a Canelo right hand and both men clinch. Canelo lands a 1-2 combo. Both men simultaneously land jabs and Canelo then follows up with a left hand. Canelo connects with another hard left and is landing more combos. GGG misses with the left hook. GGG's right jab is blocked by Canelo's heavy hands. GGG ends the round with a good right hand.
Fightful scored round 2 for Canelo 10-9
Round 3: GGG unleashes a flurry of short punches and Canelo is mostly unaffected. Canelo lands a good right hand to GGG's ribs. Canelo lands a few shots to GGG's body. Canelo lands a solid right hand to GGG's jaw. GGG blocks a left hook from Canelo. Canelo is now blocking several GGG punches. Canelo's uppercut lands on GGG's chin and GGG misses the ensuing hook. GGG tags Canelo's body with numerous jabs. GGG lands a hard left hand to Canelo's ribs.
Fightful scored round 3 for GGG 10-9
Round 4: Canelo is moving across the ring, then throws a left uppercut, followed by several hard body shots. Canelo lands a left uppercut to GGG's body. GGG blocks a Canelo left hook. GGG has Canelo on the ropes for a quick second and then lands a good body shot. GGG is very hesitant and then Canelo gets out danger and back on the offensive. Canelo is almost showboating late in the round, dancing around the ring.
Fightful scored round 4 for Canelo 10-9
Round 5: Canelo lands a counter left hand to GGG's jaw. Canelo is on the ropes again and GGG is throwing more punches this time around. Both men trade jabs and then they clinch. Canelo lands another uppercut. GGG lands a really hard right shot to Canelo upstairs and Canelo is on the ropes again. Both men are playing mind games with each other and GGG keeps throwing more shots. GGG lands another big right hand to end the round.
Fightful scored round 5 for GGG 10-9
Round 6: GGG lands a hard right counter and GGG is in control of this fight. Canelo lands a big body shot, followed by a swift left jab. Canelo keeps throwing more short punches and getting back in a groove. GGG throws a couple of jabs and Canelo goes to ropes for a quick second and GGG gets hit with an accidental illegal punch to the back. GGG keeps pressuring Canelo to the ropes, but Canelo is mostly unharmed
Fightful scored round 6 for Canelo 10-9
Round 7: Canelo lands another combination and GGG refuses to give in, throwing several jabs. Canelo lands a quick, counter left hand to GGG's jaw. Canelo is back on the ropes yet again and GGG throws a hard body shot. Canelo is still moving around the ring. GGG lands a few good punches to the body in a combination and GGG's been able to routinely follow up on every opportunity.
Fightful scored round 7 for GGG 10-9
Round 8: GGG opens up by throwing several hard punches and almost hurting Canelo. Canelo throws a good left hand to GGG's body. Canelo hits GGG with a hard right hook. GGG continues to land the jab all fight long and Canelo appears to start tiring a bit. GGG lands a solid counter right uppercut. GGG lands another jab upstairs to Canelo. GGG connects with a short uppercut. Canelo lands a short left jab followed by an uppercut. Canelo has been landing solid punches, but GGG has been landing solid combos.
Fightful scored round 8 for GGG 10-9
Round 9: Canelo starts to throw more uppercuts and GGG follows through and hurts Canelo. Canelo is in trouble and running away from GGG at this point. Canelo landed a hard right hand to GGG and he just ate that one. Canelo is back on the ropes moving around the ring and GGG is still on the attack. Canelo lands another hard shot to GGG, but again, GGG walks past it.
Fightful scored round 9 for GGG 10-9
Round 10: Both men clinch to start off and Canelo misses with the left hook. Canelo is landing several hard combos and is hurting GGG, but GGG is game and wants to fight. Canelo is landing cleaner punches than in the past few rounds and it's a fun brawl here at the T-Mobile. GGG is back to attacking with the jabs. Both men keep trading punch after punch and the arena comes unglued. GGG lands another jab, but the two of them are clinching in this round more than in any other round. GGG lands another combo and the two brawl for a bit to end the round.
Fightful scored round 10 for Canelo 10-9
Round 11: GGG is throwing punches but Canelo is moving out of the way. GGG lands a left jab and Canelo counters with a left jab. GGG throws a right hook upstairs. GGG connects with a right uppercut. Both men are starting to miss a few punches until they start to connect more and Canelo lands a really good right cross. GGG continues to use the jab, but Canelo is starting to defend better. GGG lands a solid 1-2 combo upstairs. Both men have a really good exchange with each boxer landing at least one solid punch.
Fightful scored round 11 for Canelo 10-9
Round 12: Canelo lands an uppercut and seems to hurt GGG for a bit. The two champions are scrapping at each other and GGG gets hit with another hard Canelo shot. Both men get tagged hard by their respective opponent's jabs. They clinch. GGG attacks with the jab and then both men land short hooks upstairs. The two boxers clinch once more. They look exhausted. GGG blocks Canelo's 1-2. GGG eats a short uppercut from Canelo. Both men trade blows and the fight ends with the crowd giving a standing ovation.
Fightful scored round 12 for Canelo 10-9, making it a 114-114 draw
Official Result: Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight to a split draw (118-110, 113-115, 114-114)