Highly-anticipated bout in Las Vegas ended in controversial draw — despite many fans claiming Kazakh had done more. Oscar De La Hoya reveals immediate rematch
OSCAR DE LA HOYA has confirmed Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has a contractual immediate rematch clause with Gennady Golovkin — and he intends to exercise it.
The highly-anticipated bout was incredibly deemed a draw, despite many believing the Kazakh had been the better of the two fighters.
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Golovkin looked like the fighter who had won, coming forward with his jab and clever movement
One judge awarded the fight 118-110 in favour of Canelo, while another gave GGG the vistory at 115-113.
However, it was the third judge’s decision of a draw at 114-114 — and in particular his decision to to give round seven to the Mexican — which has caused the most controversy.
But the Golden Boy promoter De La Hoya fans can look forward to a rematch between the two big-punching middleweights.
The decision sparked controversy among fight fans, who thought Golovkin should have been awarded the victory.
Canelo is a battler, and he fought back at the end to put himself in contention on points.
The Mexican insisted he felt he had won the fight, and his final flurry was just to “consolidate the victory.”
Judge Adalaide Byrd gave the last FIVE rounds to Canelo
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Lennox Lewis was among those who were unhappy with the decision.
He tweeted: “You gotta realise that when u come n2the other guys turf, &the fight is under his promoter, ANYTHING in scorecard is possible.”
A rematch is likely take place in May.