The Mexican celebrates his win.

Teddy Atlas stole the show during post-fight analysis after Canelo defeats Golovkin

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The highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night saw the Mexican come out on top by the narrowest of victories, taking the majority points decision.

Alvarez was crowned middleweight champion after inflicting a first-ever loss on Golovkin in the process at a packed-out T-Mobile Arena.

A year after the pair last battled, the two boxers have both faced controversial moments in their career paths - Canelo was handed a six-month ban for failing two drugs tests earlier this year, but has roared back in emphatic fashion.

And it was a tight call in the end, with two judges awarding it to Alvarez 115-113, while a third had it 114-114 in the Mexican's favour.

"He's a great fighter, but I'm a great fighter and I showed it tonight," Alvarez said.

GGG said: "I'm not going to say who won tonight because the victory belongs to Canelo according to the judges," he said from his dressing room.

"I thought it was a very good fight for the fans and very exciting."

A third rematch has now been rumoured to be on the cards, with both fighters seemingly ready to step into the ring with each other and do it all over again.

"If the people want us to do it again let's do it again," Alvarez said. "For now I'm going to enjoy it with my family.

Anyone for a third?

"Under the right conditions, yes," Golovkin said of a rematch.

However, one American Sports broadcaster wasn't happy with how the fight ultimately panned out.

Boxing trainer and ESPN pundit Teddy Atlas feels that Golovkin was hard done by, and that the judges didn't reward the fight in his favour. 

Atlas said: "You can't rob somebody by 100-points, it was a robbery, it was an effective robbery, it's still a robbery. I don't care if it was still only be two points."

This was only the tip of the iceberg, however, for Atlas, as the below video shows.

It really did make for incredible viewing.

Gennady Golovkin
Saul Alvarez

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