Last Updated: 16/09/18 7:38am
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez won the WBA and WBC middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a majority decision in a brutal showdown.
The Las Vegas fight came nearly a year to the day since a split-decision draw left the Kazakh boxer stunned.
Triple G was disappointed again, with two judges scoring the fight 115-113 in favour of Canelo and the third had it at 114-114.
The pair went blow for blow in the highly anticipated bout at the T-Mobile Arena, Canelo controlling the pace but Golovkin better with the jab in the early stages.
Canelo got in some strong bodywork in the second half of the fight but, into the 12th round, it was the champion who was pushing harder, landing a left hook and uppercut.
The Mexican’s strong chin and even stronger resolve saw him go the distance and then take the three straps as Golovkin tasted defeat for the first time in 40 fights.
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