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Canelo Alvarez Beats Gennady Golovkin, Becomes World Champion

Canelo Alvarez Beats Gennady Golovkin, Becomes World Champion

Canelo Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin to become the new WBA (super), WBC and The Ring Magazine middleweight world champion.

OFFICIAL DECISION: Canelo def. Golovkin by majority decision; 115-113, 115-113, 114-114.

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Following their 2017 middleweight battle, Canelo and 'GGG' fought another hard 12 rounds at the sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the Mexican dethroning the champion in a thrilling world title bout.

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Canelo began the quicker of the two, throwing a myriad of shots including hooks and uppercuts tagging Golovkin who pumped his jab at a furious rate.

Just like the first fight, 'GGG' finished strong despite appearing to be tired.

Another tight affair between the top two middleweights with Canelo ultimately getting the judges nod, subsequently becoming world champion.

Canelo with his world titles. Image: PA
Canelo with his world titles. Image: PA
Canelo gestures to the crowd. Image: PA
Canelo gestures to the crowd. Image: PA

Canelo was asked about a third meeting during his post-fight interview: "If people want another fight, we'll do it again... We'll do it again no doubt," he told HBO's Max Kellerman.

Golovkin, on the other hand, didn't give a response to the fight. Instead storming out of the ring to his dressing room, clearly unhappy with the judges verdict.

Meanwhile, the Kazakh-fighter suffers his first professional defeat while Canelo improves his record to 50-1-2.

With two extremely close fights in the books, is a trilogy match on the cards?

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, GGG, Saul Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Canelo

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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