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Boxing fans on Twitter blasted Canelo Alvarez for 'cheap' moment v Gennady Golovkin

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The vast majority of boxing fans were left stunned when Gennady Golovkin was denied a 38th career victory against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Saturday night.

There were boos when the decision was announced inside the T-Mobile Arena while boxing fans on social media have also been heavily critical of the result.

One judge scored it 118-110 for Alvarez, another 115-113 for Golovkin and the third a 114-114 draw.

Golovkin clearly felt that he deserved to win the fight and his tweet posted hours later has since gone viral.

“The world knows #andstill,” the 35-year-old posted. “Thanks to all my fans from all over the world for your support. It means a lot for me.”

Official scorecard

You can see the scorecard in full here…

Boxing world unimpressed with the outcome

Various high-profile figures from the world of boxing criticised the decision, including Lennox Lewis, Audley Harrison and Paulie Malignaggi.

Canelo blasted for 'cheap' moment v GGG

But aside from the outcome, there was one moment during the fight which boxing fans found difficult to stomach.

Canelo had Golovkin in a headlock and deliberately caught his opponent with an unbelievably cheap shot.

Watch it here…

The referee spotted the incident and looked far from impressed.

How Twitter reacted

And here’s how boxing fans reacted on Twitter…

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