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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beats Gennady Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beats Gennady Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez claimed the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a gripping points win in their Las Vegas rematch.

The Mexican claimed a frenetic final round on the scorecards which proved critical in preventing a repeat of the draw both men shared, 364 days earlier at the same T-Mobile Arena venue.

At the end of a contest which showcased the expert skill level of two of the sport’s finest practitioners, Alvarez scored a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision.

Golovkin, whose first defeat comes in his 40th bout – left the ring immediately without conducting an interview as his rival – fighting for the first time since serving a six-month drugs ban – celebrated.

“My corner told me that I needed to win the final round and that what’s I did,” said Alvarez. “I’m very emotional.”

More to follow.



Source BBC News

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