Canelo: I Won Seven Rounds In 2017 Fight
Canelo Alvarez is walking into his September 15th rematch against Gennady Golovkin feeling he won their first fight. So much so, that Alvarez feels he won seven of the 12 rounds on September 16th, 2017, three rounds less than the controversial scorecard of judge Adalaide Byrd.
“I personally felt that I won seven rounds of the fight, clean,” Alvarez said, according to a translator, following his “grand arrival” at MGM Grand. “Boxing is about appreciation. One person may see it one way; another person may see it the other way. But I respect the judges’ decision. I feel I won the fight [seven rounds to five].”
“I worked off the ropes,” Alvarez said. “I worked in the center of the ring and I did my boxing. But I neutralized him. Supposedly, when he’s at the ropes, that’s when he finishes his [opponent]. But he didn’t do that with me.”
“In the first fight, he didn’t really land hard shots on me. Maybe two or three punches, but most of the shots that landed were jabs. And I feel that when I won the rounds, it was by me landing hard shots. Now when I lost the rounds, it was more because I was defending and moving. That’s why I lost those rounds.”
Quotes Via: Boxing Scene