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Canelo vs GGG result: Gennady Golovkin and Alvarez super-bout ends in controversial DRAW after fight of the ages in Las Vegas

Gennady Golovkin and Alvarez super-bout

‘I want a rematch’

Both middleweights left everything in the ring as they both landed stunning shots and took heavy punishment. Gennady Golovkin and Alvarez super-bout ends in controversial DRAW.

FURIOUS Gennady Golovkin demanded a rematch as the fight of year ended in a sensational draw in Las Vegas last night.

The judges scored the fight 118-110 to Canelo, 115-113 to GGG and 114-114 to score the fight as a draw.

 

Both fighters proudly celebrated after their unforgettable fight

 

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Both fighters proudly celebrated after their unforgettable fight

 

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin provided a stunning show

 

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Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin provided a stunning show

 

GGG struck Canelo with a terrific jab

 

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GGG struck Canelo with a terrific jab

 

Canelo showed great skill to fend off an intense GGG

 

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Canelo showed great skill to fend off an intense GGG

Golovkin demanded a rematch, to which Canelo agreed, after both fighters were evidently unhappy with the fight ending in a draw, believing they both did enough to win the bout.

When asked on the prospect of a rematch, Golovkin bluntly said: “This was a huge drama show and of course I want a rematch.

“It was a real fight but look, I still have all my belts. I am still the champion.”

His coach Abel Sanchez had feared that his man would suffer it went to the judges and said: “This was not a surprise. We knew this was going to be a war and Canelo was very resilient.”

The decision left a nasty taste in the mouth at the end of a sensational 12-round battle.

Canelo took the upper hand early on in the first round as he slipped GGG’s shots and also connected with sharp shots as she showed great footwork.

 

Despite the draw, Gennady Golovkin proudly celebrated after the final bell

 

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Despite the draw, Gennady Golovkin proudly celebrated after the final bell

 

Canelo can be seen doing everything he can to recover in between rounds

 

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Canelo can be seen doing everything he can to recover in between rounds

 

The judges scored the fight 118-110 to Canelo, 115-113 to GGG and 114-114

 

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The judges scored the fight 118-110 to Canelo, 115-113 to GGG and 114-114

He continued this momentum in the second round and he was relaxed as Golovkin struggled to find his feet in the T-Mobile Arena.

Canelo grew in confidence and began to goad his opponent who is a knockout specialist while on the ropes and the pair shook their heads at each other as they exchanged punches.

 

Canelo was clearly disappointed to hear it ended in a draw

 

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Canelo was clearly disappointed to hear it ended in a draw

 

Both fighters were lifted in the air after the final bell

 

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Both fighters were lifted in the air after the final bell

As the fighters entered the second half of the fight, GGG began to dominate the bout and he continued to pressure his opponent with immense intensity while also tagging Canelo with clean punches.

Canelo and GGG proved once again they had incredible chins, as they both connected with huge hooks but despite Canelo’s efforts, GGG continued to walk him down.

And in the championship rounds, machine-like GGG maintained his stunning pace as the pair gave it their all in Las Vegas.

 

Golovkin relentlessly walked down Canelo in the latter stages of the fight

 

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Golovkin relentlessly walked down Canelo in the latter stages of the fight

 

Gennady Golovkin looked relaxed and focused as he stood in the ring before the fight

 

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Gennady Golovkin looked relaxed and focused as he stood in the ring before the fight

 

Canelo landed some incredibly strong punches on GGG

 

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Canelo landed some incredibly strong punches on GGG

 

The atmosphere was electric in the T-Mobile

 

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The atmosphere was electric in the T-Mobile


Before the fight the bookies were offering odds of 30-1 on a draw and even at the final bell they were offering 15-1.

How anyone could have given it to Canelo by eight rounds defies all logic.

But it does set up the prospect of a multi-million pound rematch, with both promoters already licking their lips at the prospect of another huge pay-day.

And the biggest loser could prove to be Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders, who was convinced he was going to fight the winner of last night’s Vegas battle after successfully defending his WBO title against Willie Monroe Jr in London last night.

 

Canelo landed crunching shots but GGG was unfazed

 

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Canelo landed crunching shots but GGG was unfazed
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