Golovkin: I Controlled The Fight

Gennady Golovkin may not have had his hand raised, but feels like he was the winner on Saturday night against Canelo Alvarez.

While Golovkin would praise Alvarez’ effort in comparison to their 2017 fight, the now former middleweight champion believes that he actually won their highly anticipated rematch.

“I felt very comfortable,” Golovkin said through his translator during the post-fight press conference. “I think we controlled the fight, all the jabs. Even though he was not running this time, it doesn’t mean he was controlling the fight. We were controlling the fight.”

Judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld scored the fight 115-113 for Alvarez, the same score Moretti would give Golovkin in their initial 2017 fight, while Glen Feldman would score the fight 114-114.

“I don’t think he really demonstrated some super, great Mexican boxing style,” Golovkin said. “Yes, he was not running away from me, was not running around this time. But it doesn’t mean that he won this fight. He didn’t do anything special. But most importantly, I would like to congratulate him [for] today’s win.”

“We can talk about a lot of things… But again, I want to congratulate Canelo. I feel like I’m a champion, but he also is a champion. So it was a fight of two champions tonight.”

While the 36-year-old Golovkin feels he did enough to remain unbeaten, he refrained from criticizing the judges.

“I’m just a fighter,” Golovkin said. “I’m doing my job and how to judge my performance, my work, is not my job. As a fighter, I’m just doing my job inside the ring.”

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