Alvarez beats Golovkin to claim WBC, WBA world middleweight titles
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has defeated Gennady Golovkin to claim the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles.
In what was a rematch of their drawn bout almost a year ago, the Mexican came out on top in points after securing a dramatic final round on the scorecards.
In the end, he scored a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision with the judges.
The result is Golovkin’s first defeat in 40 professional fights.
More than 20,000 people including celebrities and sports stars descended on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to watch the encounter.