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Canelo-Golovkin Rematch - Official Scorecards - Photo

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 24 rounds in the space of a year, with little to pick between them.

When the scorecards were totaled Saturday night, though, the judges crowned a new middleweight champion of the world — but just barely.

Alvarez won the 160-pound titles held by Golovkin by the narrowest of margins, taking a majority decision to hand the longtime champion his first loss as a pro in a spirited fight that had a sold out crowd roaring.

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Two judges gave Alvarez the final round, allowing him to pull out the win.

A year after the two fought to a draw, the second fight was almost as close. There were no knockdowns, but the action was spirited throughout as the two battled to the final bell before a frenzied crowd at the T-Mobile Arena.

Two judges favored Alvarez 115-113, while a third had it 114-114.

“He’s a great fighter but I’m a great fighter and I showed it tonight,” Alvarez said.

The two fighters switched roles from their first fight, with Triple G trying to counter Alvarez and the Mexican fighter coming forward much of the fight. Both landed well to the head and Golovkin (38-1-1) controlled some rounds with his jab though neither were ever in any trouble of going down.

The fight was a rematch of a draw last September that left neither fighter satisfied. This time it was Golovkin who was upset, and he stormed out of the ring without talking.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RespekonMyName on 09-16-2018

Yes, Canelo won the 12th. GGG owned the first 30 seconds, then got outpunched the rest of the way. What are some of you people watching? What are you scoring?

Comment by Fanofreason on 09-16-2018

How the hell did all 3 have GGG winning the 1st round.

Comment by ruedboy on 09-16-2018

It's not supposed to come into the equation if one fighter is champ, but to take away a guy's titles on the strength of a debatable 12th round just don't seem right.

Comment by dibzvincent143 on 09-16-2018

Golovkin was winning round 12 then suddenly put his foot off the gas.

Comment by high-tech on 09-16-2018

so you hate all CIS fighers or people?

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