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The official scorecards for Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol have emerged online and fans believe they're an absolute disgrace.
Bivol retained his WBA (super) light heavyweight title on Saturday night via unanimous decision to give Canelo the second defeat of his professional career.
The Russian fighter was phenomenal throughout, but the judges sitting ringside at the T-Mobile Arena saw it very differently.
Mike Coppinger of ESPN shared what all three scored the fight and they had the fight as a draw until round 12.
In fact, all three gave Canelo the first four rounds and it means he was one round away from avoiding defeat.
The final scores ended up being 115-113, 115-113, 115-113.
Fans online are amazed at the judge's opinions and can't understand how they reached their decisions.
One commented: "Bivol won but still feels like he got robbed."
Another said: "F**king unreal."
A third put: "That’s genuinely sickening. So close to being robbed of the moment of his life."
While someone tweeted: "This is nasty work. The fight was not this close."
It's Canelo's first loss in almost nine years and he's still regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound fighter right now.
He stepped up in weight to challenge Bivol and came up short, but the 31-year old has no regrets.
"You have to accept it, it's boxing," Canelo explained post-fight. "He's a great champion. Sometimes in boxing you win and lose and I'm not giving excuses. I lost and he won."
When asked about the prospect of a rematch, he replied: "Yeah, of course I do. This doesn't end like this."
Bivol then had his say and chipped in with: "Let's talk about a rematch. I wanted this fight because I wanted to get the opportunity and I appreciate this opportunity.
"I'm ready for a rematch, I just want to be treated as the champion now."
Canelo was expected to face longtime rival Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy bout later this year before the loss.
Those plans could change however and Matchroom Boxing head honcho Eddie Hearn believes a Canelo vs Bivol rematch is the biggest fight the sport can offer right now.
Featured Image Credit: DAZN & Mike Coppinger/Twitter
Topics: Canelo Alvarez
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