The world of boxing witnessed an epic encounter between two giants of the middleweight division in Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at the grand stage of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
An enticing contest, to say the least, both fighters exhibited their expert skills inside the ring in the rematch happening at the same venue exactly 364 days since the first bout, which ended in a controversial draw.
Triple G succumbed to the first defeat of his pro career as Alvarez claimed the WBA and WBC middleweight titles, becoming a world champion once again.
The judges scored the fight 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113, a majority decision win in favour of the Mexican, although most experts and boxing faithful are of a different opinion regarding the outcome.
With several fighters giving their analysis of the controversial result, former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has provided his take on the whole scenario.
The three-time world heavyweight champion took to social media to express his thoughts after watching the entire action between two of the finest exponents of the sport on the night.
The 53-year-old wrote on Twitter: “I actually thought it was close but still had GGG taking it by at least two rounds. Both fighters came to leave it all in the ring! #GGGvCanelo2”
Most of the followers of the sport have echoed the same emotion like Lewis and many are hopeful a third contest will come to fruition at some point in the next year.
With Alvarez taking the initial rounds of the bout, Triple G made a dramatic comeback as the fight progressed, and after gruelling 12 rounds, both embraced each other in the middle while waiting in anticipation of the revelation of the judges’ cards.
As the result were declared, Alvarez looked emotional on the back of a turbulent past six months after two failed doping tests in February and later serving a ban.
Only time will tell if we will again be privileged to observe the pair in action, but for the time, the Mexican star can bask in glory while Golovkin considers his options going forward.