Alvarez outpoints Golovkin to win titles

16 September, 2018, 19:45 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Gennady Golovkin suffered his first ever loss, in Las Vegas, when he was edged out on points by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Mexican star Alvarez produced a performance of guts and resilience to inflict the first defeat of Golovkin's career with a majority decision at the T-Mobile Arena.

A year after the two fought to a draw, the second fight was nearly as close.

Alvarez claimed a majority decision, with the judges' scorecards reading 114-114 115-113 115-113. The AP scored it 114-114.

The fight came after an acrimonious weigh-in during which Alvares nearly head-butted Golovkin, who is known affectionately through the boxing world as "Triple-G".

The shot that has gained the most attention in the aftermath of the fight is Canelo's knockout blow that caught Golovkin right in the kisser.

"I am a great fighter, and I showed it tonight", Alvarez said.

The fight was a rematch of a draw last September that left neither fighter satisfied.


The fight was widely considered to be one of the best and despite the controversial decision, several fans paid respect to both fighters for an incredible spectacle.

The build-up to the contest had featured accusations by the fighter from Kazakhstan that Alvarez was covered in injection marks during their first fight, which took place at the same T-Mobile Arena venue.

"I will come back guys", he said.

"Canelo fought a great fight, congratulations".

Golovkin was believed to have won the fight and the pair were due to face off again earlier this year, but Alvarez failed two drugs tests. I gave the fight to Canelo.

Conlan tweeted: 'I don't think it was robbery, had Canelo winning and I really wanted Triple-G to win.

"Yes, of course we would like to have a third fight and will continue to negotiate about it". He'd whipped every other foe soundly but had yet to notch a signature win, the kind that would help cement his place among the division's all-time greats.

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