Alvarez outpoints Golovkin to win titles

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Amir Khan has led the praise for Canelo Alvarez following his victory over Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas.

Golovkin had been denied a win in the pair's first bout, feeling he deserved a win but having to live with a draw.

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) went to war for twelve rounds on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 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. There were no knockdowns, but the action was spirited throughout as the two battled to the final bell before a frenzied crowd at the T-Mobile Arena.

Alvarez inflicted the first defeat of Kazakh slugger Golovkin's career after two judges scored it 115-113 in his favor, with another judge scoring it even at 114-114.

Taking cue from the first encounter that took place at the same venue nearly exactly a year ago, and the turn of events concerning Alvarez away from the ring earlier in 2018, Triple G came into the fight as the favourite to retain his middleweight titles.

However, this time the judges decided on a clear victor as "Canelo" defeated "GGG" by majority decision to take the WBC, WBA, and IBO middleweight titles.

The two boxers needed to be separated at Friday's weigh-in after Alvarez charged at Golovkin as they faced off.

But Triple G came on strong in the final few rounds to make it as close as it could be. "Every great fighter has a great rival".

But they nearly came to blows on the stage when they posed for their first head-to-head photograph of fight week. Unfortunately, Canelo failed a drug test for a banned substance and the rematch was postponed.

"I have a very small cut, but I wasn't hurt", said Golovkin.

'That's what Golovkin made Canelo do tonight.

Alvarez, a man steeped in the art of fighting with six brothers who also hold professional boxing records, was game in walking forward repeatedly, a contrast to his a largely back-foot performance last time.

"I showed my victory with facts", Álvarez said afterward through an interpreter.

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