Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in epic brawl

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"I'm very emotional", said Alvarez, who has previously held world titles at middleweight and light-middleweight. I thought it was a very good fight for the fans, and very exciting. "It was a clear victory".

It was a technical bout that had plenty of skill but not the power shots or extended toe-to-toe exchanges that many had predicted considering the bad blood that existed between the two.

As for Golovkin, it seems likely that he'd want another fight in order to win his belts back.

While Golovkin's camp felt he had done enough to clinch victory, there was little sense of injustice following the fight.

"I don't think it was robbery, had Canelo winning and I really wanted GGG to win". "I had it close going into the 12th round". Moretti and Weisfeld each gave the 12th to Alvarez and that gave him the fight.

Alvarez became the new unified middleweight champion Saturday evening before a sold-out crowd of 21,695 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Golovkin and Alvarez took to the ring exactly a year ago in an absolute classic which ended in a split decision draw.

Olympic medallist and unbeaten professional boxer Michael Conlan reckons that Canelo deserved to win.

Normally soft-spoken and subdued, the Kazakh fighter began lashing out at Alvarez, upset at the obstacles that needed clearing to make the rematch happen.

It gave him a narrow a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision to edge a contest in which both men were cut and where each showed why they are among the finest practitioners in the sport.

The fight didn't match that kind of talk. It was a technical battle in which Alvarez's skill and quickness edged it out. Alvarez was pressing forward and landing much of the harder strikes, while Golovkin looked to tire out a bit but was still touching up Alvarez every chance he got.

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