To Dominate The Trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez Must Do To Repeat What Muhammad Ali And Sugar Ray Leonard Did

To Dominate The Trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez Must Do To Repeat What Muhammad Ali And Sugar Ray Leonard Did

This Saturday in Las Vegas, Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin close their famous trilogy. Find out how the great duels in this sport have culminated.

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After a draw and a victory, Canelo Álvarez seeks to sentence his rivalry with Golovkin. (Photo: AFP)/

Great trilogies have been experienced in world boxing and Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez will be part of this history with his fight against Gennady Golovkin GGG tonight in Las Vegas.

The controversy was latent in the first match, in 2017, with the tie after seeing something superior to Golovkin in the ring. The following year, victory went to 'Canelo' Álvarez in what is GGG's only loss to date.

Despite having the versus in favor, 'Canelo' Álvarez does not shy away from the challenge of showing his talent in the ring. “I want to make it clear who is the best,” he says, and the battle will surely determine that.

To dominate the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin face each other in the closing of the most commented trilogy of recent years in boxing. This latest encounter could help determine which fighter is the best.

'Canelo' seeks to sentence the trilogy in his favor, just as Muhammad Ali had to do at the time in his historic duel with Joe Frazier, or Sugar Ray Leonar himself against Roberto Durán: sentence the confrontations in his favor.

Thus, 'Canelo' vs. GGG will join great trilogies that have captivated the boxing world. Here's a rundown of them and how they were resolved in the flashy third fight.

Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier

  • March 8, 1971: Frazier – unanimous decision.

Dubbed the 'Fight of the Century', the first matchup was a duel of champions.

  • January 28, 1974: Ali – unanimous decision
  • October 1, 1975: Ali – retirement after round 14< /li>

After a brutal fight, Frazier was virtually blind. His trainer, Eddie Futch, stopped the fight. Ali celebrated and fell in a faint.

To dominate the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán

  • 1980: Durán – unanimous decision
  • 1980: Leonard – 8th round KO
  • 1989: Leonard – unanimous decision

After losing the first fight, Leonard asked for a rematch and took advantage of Duran's poor physical condition. The second battle was the “no more” of the Panamanian, who asked to stop the fight. The third duel was everything for Leonard, against a Durán who could never touch him.

To dominate the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield

  • 1992: Bowe – unanimous decision
  • 1993: Holyfield – majority decision
  • 1995: Bowe – 8th round KO

-The last fight was the first KO against Holyfield

To master the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Erik Morales

  • 2000: Morales – Split Decision
  • 2002: Barrera – Unanimous Decision
  • 2004: Barrera – Majority Decision

To dominate the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez

  • 2004: Equal
  • 2008: Pacquiao < /b>– Split decision
  • 2011: Pacquiao – Majority decision
  • 2012: Márquez – 6th round KO

Controversy in Judge Burt Clements' 10/7 first bout for Paquiao. He acknowledged that he could give 10/6 and ultimately Pacquiao victory.

To dominate the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder

  • 2018: Draw
  • 2020: Fury – Seventh round TKO
  • 2021: Fury – Eleventh round KO

To dominate the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

To dominate the trilogy: What Canelo Álvarez must do to repeat what Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard did

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