Although most observers felt Golovkin was superior, the fight was ruled a draw, with one judge going for each fighter and one calling it even. A judge who scored the close contest, 118-110, for Álvarez came in for particularly withering criticism.
What has happened since?
Calls for a rematch began immediately, and one was scheduled for May. But Álvarez tested positive for clenbuterol in February and pulled out of the fight. Clenbuterol is used by some athletes to drop weight. Álvarez said that the result came because he had eaten tainted meat in Mexico, where clenbuterol is sometimes given to animals.
Golovkin instead fought a less heralded fighter, Vanes Martirosyan, and knocked him out in two rounds.
Álvarez-Golovkin II was eventually rescheduled for this weekend.
How do they stack up?
Álvarez, 28, is a longtime sports hero, especially to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. Over a career that dates to 2005, he has just one loss, to Floyd Mayweather Jr. by a majority decision in 2013. His victims include Julio César Chávez Jr., Amir Khan, Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley.
Golovkin, 36, remains undefeated through 39 bouts, including 34 knockouts, many of them ferocious. He is an inch and a half taller than Álvarez. Golovkin is Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/sports/canelo-ggg-start-time-odds.html
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