Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
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Canelo vs GGG2 results: Alvarez crowned new champion after thrilling Golovkin fight

Canelo vs GGG2 results: Alvarez crowned new champion after thrilling Golovkin fight

How did you score tonight's Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch?

A year after their first fight ended in a controversial draw, Alvares clinched a points decision that again divided experts in what many thought could have gone the other way.

For Golovkin, the fight seemed to be centered on his trademark stiff jab, while Canelo appeared the more active of the two boxers, ripping shots to his opponent's body with great effect.

The fight in Las Vegas came almost a year to the day since a split-decision draw left the Kazakh boxer stunned.

Golovkin was more aggressive in seemingly throwing more punches but Canelo landed his own in a more efficient manner. By happening I don't just mean judges awarding the wrong fighter victory, I am talking specifically about Canelo Alvarez.

"It was a very tight fight", said Alvares in a ringside interview after becoming the WBC, WBA, IBO and Ring Magazine world champion. After 12 rounds, Alvarez would be announced the victor of the bout via majority decision, winning the WBC middleweight title. We had good judges who saw it from different angles - I can't complain about the decision, but it's close enough to warrant a third fight. Golovkin came on strong in the 10th and 11th and set up a dramatic final round, in which the fight was on the line.

"We knew the best way to beat him was to make him go backwards", Alvarez said.


Alvarez, a man steeped in the art of fighting with six brothers who also hold professional boxing records, was game in walking forward repeatedly, a contrast to his a largely back-foot performance last time.

"One of the best fights I've ever seen", tweeted James. "It was a clear victory".

"If the people want a third fight, we will do it again".

Alvarez and Golovkin are due to make their entrances to the ring from around 4am United Kingdom time.

Canelo, surrounded by his overjoyed entourage, had the middleweight belts strapped around his waist and draped over his shoulder. "I had hit close going into the 12th round". Every great fighter has a great rival.

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

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