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Round 3 begins and GGG unleashes!

High activity with multiple hooks and straights, canelo pivots and settles in center ring then replies with 3 hooks and 2 straights of his own and nods his head at GGG

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Round 2 ends and I give it to canelo which I think the judges would too

2-0 Canelo

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Canelo is doing a great job of closing the gap. GGG has a 3inch reach advantage but right now he’s out of distance or too close.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

GGG plants a hook but in response he receives 2 hooks a jab, one straight and a hook to the ribs.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Round 2 begins and this time no one is moving. Both fighters plant their feet in the middle of the ring and exchange jabs and rights. GGG landed 2 more so far

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

End of round 1

GGG threw a lot more but Canelo was more effective.

I give it to canelo but I think the judges would give that round to GGG for being the aggressor.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

GGG does as predicted. When fighting someone he is intimidated by he tries to jab and box. He’s throwing a lot of jabs and keeping distance but hasn’t landed alot. Canelo is being conservative but making GGG look slow. He lands a beautiful right and hook then misses an upper cut.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Both land a jab, GGG follows through with the right and Canelo sees it a mile away and slips. GGG hits nothing but leather and air.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Round one begins!!

Canelo starts by moving on the outside which is expected, but not in this fashion. There is a lot of unnecessary movement

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

We can’t even hear Bayless tell the fighters the rules. The crowd keeps chanting CANELO

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Interesting note – Canelo has winning gloves which is a bad sign. Fighters usually wear them because they provide the most protection. That means he probably has a hand or elbow injury.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Both fighters are in the ring, Buffer is making the announcements and everyone has goosebumps.

Bayless is the ref, no one argues with that.

We are minutes away

Buffer “Fight fans ARE YOU READY” – the response is unbelievable.

GGG getting booed like a marvel movie villain.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

As is tradition the Mexican (to be) legend comes out to a mariachi classic. The crowd continues cheering in a way the beatles wish they could have experienced. This is royalty to these fans.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Here comes Canelo!

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Canelo’s name comes up on the big screen, the crowd reacts and now I’m basically deaf. This is insane!!

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

The White Stripes 7 nation army starts and just like the WWE everyone knows that means GGG is going to make an entrance!

The crowd can’t wait and neither can I. This is it fight fans! Is GGG as good as his reputation says? He’s fighting a smaller man but it’s definitely his biggest challenge to date (don’t get me started on the Jacobs fight)

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

They show “GGG” on the screen and the arena booes!

This is Canelo territory today!

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

The crowd cheers the anthem and the starts the chant “CANELO CANELO CANELO”

This is box max, it’s not game.

The arena is on fire!

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Chavez Senior. He is a legend of the sport and his son fights but isn’t as good. His son JCC jr fought canelo last and it was a HUGE event – Canelos adjustment fight from 154 up to 168 before settling on 160 for tonight

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Anthems are on!

Fights about to start!

LET’S GO CHAMP!

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Buffer is making the announcements, turns out all of the WWE is here. What’s the next cross over event?

Buffer mentions JCC snr is here and everyone goes nuts! We are close!

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Jo Jo Diaz gets the UD as expected. Basically a shut out.

GGG vs Canelo is next! Who do you have?

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Round 12 has Diaz opening up and both fighters making the distance.

Both fighters congratulate each other and hug. Everyone is expecting a Diaz UD.

The arena is still half empty, everyone is outside drinking tecate and enjoying the festivities. Its going to be deafening when everyone comes into the arena.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Final round of the undercard! It’s almost time fight fans!!

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Round 11 begins and Jo Jo is now on the front foot.

Speaking to other people on press row and everyone is impressed with how Jo Jo has developed over the last three years. I’m still not convinced he’s at he level he needs to be a co-main event with GGG & Canelo.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

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