Canelo vs GGG: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin's dramatic weigh

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin on a majority decision in Las Vegas

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin on a majority decision in Las Vegas

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has taken the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles after a majority decision against Gennady Golovkin. Moretti and Weisfeld gave Alvarez the 12th round, which proved the margin of victory.

Canelo stayed on his bike the first time around but this time fought fire-with-fire, planted his feet and stood his ground.

The fight was so close at the final bell that no one in the arena - including Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez - knew who would leave the ring with the middleweight title belts.

Away from Alvarez vs Golovkin, there are some pretty big fights on the undercard.

The Mexican won the rematch on points following a frenetic encounter as Golovkin suffered the first defeat of his career. "Need one more between these great fighters".

Fans were not the only people angered by the decision with Golovkin himself snubbing the customary post-fight interview with HBO's Max Kellerman, storming off following the controversial result.

The good news is almost every single stakeholder Saturday night was quick to express hope that a third bout is now in order.

The defeat was Golovkin's first in 40 fights
The defeat was Golovkin's first in 40 fights

An array of stars from the movie and sports world were amongst a crowd of 21,965 for the most anticipated fight of the year, with LeBron James rubbing shoulders with Hollywood icons such as Denzel Washington and Will Smith.

Golovkin deserves home court this time. Even though he was not running this time, it doesn't mean he was controlling the fight. He won four by knockout before claiming a unanimous decision over Brooklyn's Daniel Jacobs in March 2017.

Golovkin was tentative early as Alvares dictated the terms, but the Kazakh got more aggressive as the bout progressed. According to sources, the offer would have matched the revenue from the gate from Saturday night's fight, which would have been around $27 million-$30 million.

It really did make for incredible viewing.

"We were controlling the fight".

Although statistics afterwards showed Golovkin had thrown more punches, it was Alvarez who landed more consistently, outscoring his rival 143-116 in power punches. This time past year, both championship-level middleweights fought in a back-and-forth fight to see who was really the best in their division.

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