Alvarez beats Golovkin to claim WBC, WBA world middleweight titles

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.


 
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