The grand stage was set at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday to showcase one of the biggest fights in recent years between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
Taking cue from the first encounter that took place at the same venue almost 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, it was not meant to be at the end of the night as the Kazakhstani professional boxer succumbed to the first defeat of his pro career, with judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld, both scoring 115-113 in favour of the Mexican, while Glenn Feldman ended the clash at 114-114.
As a result, gaining a majority decision win, Alvarez again became a middleweight champion, taking the WBC and WBA belts from the formerly undefeated champion in the division.
With HBO’s Max Kellerman in conversation with the winner on the night Canelo, inside the ring, Golovkin stormed off without doing the post-fight interview as the cameras captured him walking down the tunnel towards his locker room inside the T-Mobile Arena.
Watch the action unfold in the video further down this article.
Witnessing the scenes, a large section of the crowd booed Triple G for refusing to entertain post-fight media duties.
Although, the majority of fans and most experts have expressed their concerns on social media regarding the outcome of the bout, and whether it was indeed the correct one.
Analysing the entire fight, it can be concluded that Alvarez may have been ahead during the initial rounds, but Golovkin came into his elements as the fight progressed.
The 36-year-old delivered his supreme skills in the latter parts, clearly matching toe-to-toe with his counterpart inside the ring.
A debatable and controversial decision to say the least, a third fight could be in the offing next year, which would certainly be an epic conclusion of the rivalry between two of the greatest exponents of the sport in the modern era.