Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beats Gennady Golovkin: Mexican retains undisputed super-middleweight championship.
By Walid Y Hari.
It was the third encounter in Las Vegas between the modern-day greats with Alvarez claiming a second win following a controversial draw in the first bout.
After sidestepping a fightback from Golovkin in the later rounds, all three judges were in agreement, scoring it 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 for Alvarez.
“Thank you my friend, we gave the fans three great fights,” said the Mexican.
Golovkin said: “I want to shake hands with Canelo. Congrats to all his team. He’s a real warrior – if you don’t understand that, you don’t understand nothing.”
Alvarez returned to winning ways after his move up to light heavyweight ended in defeat against WBA (Super) champion Dmitry Bivol last time out.