Here’s how the Supreme Boxing team scored Canelo-GGG
September 18, 2017
Danny Z (117 articles)

Here’s how the Supreme Boxing team scored Canelo-GGG

By Danny Z | Contributing Writer

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LAS VEGAS — As more than 24 hours have now passed from the huge middleweight world championship bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin this past Saturday night, take a look into the scores from the team members here at Supreme Boxing.

The official scores from the T-Mobile Arena were 115-113, 118-110 and 114-114, which in turn produced a draw decision. Scores from across the spectrum were delivered from every inch of social media, with some long-time boxing reporters having it a draw on their own respective cards. In adding to the madness behind a multitude of different scores for this event, check out the scores from some of the Supreme Boxing crew below:

  • Anthony Saldaña (Writer/Reporter): 116-112 for GGG
  • Anna Aguilar (Writer/Reporter): 115-113 for GGG
  • Hector De La Cruz (Editor/Graphic design): 116-112 for GGG
  • Willie Romero (Contributor): 115-113 for GGG
  • Albert Baker (Contributor): 117-111 for GGG
  • Diego Vera (Marketing Contributor): 115-113 for Canelo
  • Luis Mejia (Contributor): 115-113 for Canelo
  • Danny Z (Contributing Writer): 114-114 – Draw

Photo: Ed Mulholland / HBO

A rematch clause [for Canelo] was included in the original contract, and a second bout would likely happen in May of next year. As for the venue, Las Vegas will probably play host again since it usually delivers the biggest fights in combat sports, and also produces large amounts of money due to the large amount of night clubs and casinos throughout the city. Nevertheless, the scores above seem reasonable in a bout that exhibited the talents of two of the best fighters in the world, but the score that has maintained everyone’s attention is judge Adalaide Byrd’s (118-110 for Canelo). It wasn’t necessarily the fact that she gave Canelo the decision, but rather how wide the card was.

“A lot of people don’t understand 118-110 like myself. I can understand 115-113 and 114-114. Personally, I had it 7-5 for Canelo,” Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Canelo, said. “It could have gone either way. It was such a great fight. These guys fought their hearts out. Golovkin is a tremendous champion. Canelo is tremendous champion. Everyone has their opinion. I do feel bad for Byrd for taking a lot of heat now — 118-110, that’s a pretty wide spread.”

(Feature photo: Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review Journal)

Danny Z is a contributing writer/reporter for Supreme Boxing and can be followed @DannyZ_Boxing on Twitter



Danny Z

Danny Z is a contributing boxing writer/reporter for Supreme Boxing. He is the founder of Z-BoxingNews -- a YouTube channel that delivers fighter interviews, workouts and more in relation to the sport of boxing. Follow Danny Z's work here at Supreme Boxing and stay up to date with his work by following him on Twitter @DannyZ_Boxing.