Alvarez crowned new middleweight champion in rematch with GGG

Rex Christensen
September 16, 2018

This time around, a victor was declared as the judges who saw the tilt tipping over to Mexican's side, 115-113, outnumbered the lone judge who scored the fight 114-114.

He said: "My corner told me that I needed to win the round [final round] and that what's I did". I think we controlled the fight with all the jabs.

Alvarez, the new WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion, believes it was his extra aggression and intent which earned him the biggest win yet of an already stellar career.

Both landed well to the head and Golovkin controlled some rounds with his jab though neither were ever in any trouble of going down.

Golovkin, who fell to 38-1-1 after the loss, left the ring without speaking to television reporters.

In what was a tightly contested bout throughout the night, many observers were split as to who would be leading this one, but the large consensus was that GGG outboxed Canelo, who was on the verge of getting knocked out at certain stages.

His mother was pictured praying at ringside after a ninth round which saw both men launch repeated attacks and Alvarez nearly came unstuck in the 10th as a left hook to his jaw briefly rendered him limp, only for him to somehow instantly find poise. His hands are not as fast as they used to be, and his legs are not as fresh.

"If the people want another round, I'll do it again", added Alvarez, who improves to 50-1-2. I don't give a damn what people say'. It was toe-to-toe action. "This is a very important victory to me and my country, and my country will be proud". Well done to both Canelo and GGG. Ultimate competitors in Canelo and Triple-G!

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Olympic medallist and unbeaten professional boxer Michael Conlan reckons that Canelo deserved to win. Congrats! Made a puncher Box. He's a great opponent but every fighter depends on the fighter.

The 12th was exceptionally close as the men battled on even terms. As the action picked up, the scoring was just as hard with Canelo's steady body work playing against the reliable jab that Golovkin seemed to land at will.

"We're losing the fight!"

"I feel fine, I feel great".

Kazakh Golovkin, 36, was tentative early but clearly aware he was behind on points got more aggressive as the fight progressed.

As close as Saturday's bout was, it's likely the boxing world will hungrily demand the two meet in the ring one more time.

Controversy will be generated. He talks a lot of shit.

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