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Evander Holyfield explains who would win in a Golovkin-Canelo rematch

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It was the last result fans expected but the heralded fight of the year between Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez was judged a draw on September 16.

The controversy largely surrounded Adalaide Byrd who managed to baffle the entire T-Mobile Arena by deeming the fight a 118-111 points win for Alvarez, neutralising the fellow scores of 114-114 and 115-114 to Golovkin.

That being said, while the judges' left a lot to be desired, Alvarez and Golovkin certainly delivered in the ring with neither fighter felled in a number of herculean exchanges.

It sets up a rematch between the two perfectly and with the WBC ordering just that on Monday, boxing fans are set to get their wish.

Given how close the first match proved, however, it's unclear who will take the glory second time round. 

There is a general feeling that Alvarez would have the upper hand with GGG, 35, showing signs of fatigue in their later rounds in Las Vegas.

One man more than qualified to give his opinion proves Evander Holyfield. Aside from being 'that guy' bitten by Mike Tyson, 'Real Deal' is a former heavyweight champion and TV pundit.

Furthermore, he just happens to be one of the most vocal opponents to the fact the first instalment of Canelo-Golovkin was judged a draw.

Holyfield lamented to Fighthub: “I think the judges got it wrong.

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“I think Triple G made the fight. It probably wouldn’t have been a fight if he hadn’t made the fight. He was the one that was chasing the guy.

"He was the one that wanted to win, and was aggressive. He landed the most punches. I just think overall, he fought a great fight."

Where the American differs from common opinion, though, is how he thinks a potential rematch would play out and it seems his allegiance remains firmly in Kazakhstan.

He explained: “I think it would be the same.

“It would be pretty much the same. It all depends on if Alvarez fights. The fact of the matter is you got one guy making the fight.

"You got the other guy feeling like he’s just going to play it safe. It’s because it’s a difficult fight. If you’re overly aggressive, you run into shots. You can get hurt. Triple fought a great fight."

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Let's just hope the judges' scoring isn't the same, Evander.

Who are you backing ahead of the rematch - Canelo or Golovkin? Have your say in the comments section below.

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