Canelo Alvarez reacts to ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten record

Doug Mendoza
September 16, 2018

LAS VEGAS, United States -Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, September 15. battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch.

It was a raucous sellout crowd inside T-Mobile Arena, the assembled masses holding their collective breath at times as the fighters exchanged blow after blow.

Golovkin was angered with the decision, the Kazakh storming out of the ring and refusing to do a post-bout interview.

He said: "My corner told me that I needed to win the round [final round] and that what's I did".

"He's a great fighter but I'm a great fighter and I showed it tonight", Alvarez said.

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In the end, Canelo clinched the belts and handed Golovkin the first loss of his professional career with a majority decision victory. "I think we have to give him the credit rather than say what Gennady didn't do".

Golovkin offered back huge shots of his own that at times looked to stop the younger man in his tracks, but the champion looked exhausted from the punishment to his midriff, if not a little shopworn and unable to withstand such onslaughts with the resilience he showed in the previous fight. Called a diva and a heel by many in recent months, Alvarez very much acted the part of a must-see performer as the biggest pay-per-view draw in American boxing. "Every great fighter has a great rival".

Like Alvarez, Golovkin also suffered a cut and received eight stitches over his right eye Saturday night. "We'll do it, no doubt". "I thought I fought better than he did". Canelo and Golovkin traded away to the final bell. Ultimate competitors in Canelo and Triple-G! "Could watch y'all fight any day". "I had hit close going into the 12th round".

Nearly immediately there was talk of a third fight between two middleweights who now know each other well. The bad news is this is boxing, and business has a way of mucking up the simplest of plans.

All judges were in agreement for the first six rounds, it was 4-2 at that stage and we ringside had it the other way around to Golovkin.

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