Canelo Álvarez edges Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in epic sequel
News | 16.09.2018
- Canelo earns majority decision in classic fight to capture titles
- Golovkin dealt first defeat in 40 pro fights in classic encounter
- Álvarez defeats Golovkin by majority decision – as it happened
The Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez scored the signature win of his career in Saturday night’s long-awaited rematch with Gennady Golovkin, capturing the WBC and WBA middleweight titles by a majority decision in a classic encounter that all but guarantees a third installment in May.
Two of the finest pure fighters of their generation treated a sellout crowd of 21,965 at the T-Mobile Arena to a contest of extreme physical and psychological intensity that managed even to surpass their electric first meeting last year, which ended in a widely derided split draw. This one was just as close and not entirely beyond dispute, merely flecked by controversy rather than defined by it. Ringside judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld scored it 115-113 to Álvarez, while Glenn Feldman had it 114-114. (The Guardian scored it 116-112 to Golovkin.)