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Canelo Alvarez Edges Gennady Golovkin Becomes New Middleweight Champion

Canelo Alvarez Edges Gennady Golovkin Becomes New Middleweight Champion

Canelo Alvarez Defeats Gennady Golovkin Via Majority Decision

One year after a controversial split draw that spoiled their first encounter many thought Gennady Golovkin won. Alvarez and Golovkin met each other in a rematch in the main event on Saturday night (September 15, 2018) from the strip in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena to settle the score.

In an instant classic affair, Alvarez won by majority decision and score the WBA and WBC middleweight titles. On judges scorecard, one judge gives out a 114-114 draw, while the other two judges scored it 115-113 in Alvarez’s favor. Check out the live stream here:

See some highlights below:

Alvarez, who originally scheduled to meet Golvkin in a rematch, earlier this year in May, but Canelo failed a pair of drug tests back in February that forced the postponement the show.

Golovkin, 36, outclassed Alvarez, eight years younger. That razor-thin effort played a key role in the judges’ final decision, which ended in Canelo handing Gennady Golovkin the first loss of his 40-fight storied career.

Post-fight Canelo was asked if he would be open to taking on Golovkin for the third time given the close nature of the first two bouts and while new winner said he would like to enjoy this winning moment, but he would be open to a trilogy if that’s what the fans want.

Golovkin was pissed and refused post-fight interview:

Check out the results below:

Main event:

Canelo Alvarez def. Gennady Golovkin via majority decision (114-114, 115-113 x2)

Below are the results for early undercard:

-Vergil Ortiz Jr. def. Roberto Ortiz via second-round TKO
-Alexis Rocha vs. Carlos Ortiz Cervantes
-Jaba Khositashvili def. Lawrence King via unanimous decision
-Brian Ceballo def. David Thomas via second-round TKO

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