The world was watching as Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez put an end to his rivalry with Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin with a unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas.
The highly anticipated trilogy bout took place in the venue that played host to the first two encounters between the pair, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The first bout ended in a controversial draw and the second fight was equally as controversial as Canelo picked up the victory.
Four years on from the second bout, the bell rang for the 25th round between the pair. The opening was cagey, despite sharing the ring on two occasions, the pair still would feel each other out in the opener. The pair would begin to open up and trade and by round three, Canelo was applying bundles of pressure.
GGG looked to target the body of Canelo but the Mexican would shake it off and continue applying pressure. Round seven would see GGG come back from a lul in the fight, as he would fire off combinations but yet again, Canelo would shut him down. The fight was slipping away from GGG and he realised it as he tried to get a foothold in the bout, round 10 would be seen as his most successful round yet as he let his hands go. GGG found success n round 11, but it all seemed too little too late.
The pair left it all in the ring and threw all they could at each other in the final round before embracing each other at the end. As the final bell rang, the consensus was that Canelo had won convincingly. Once again, the scorecards spark controversy, they read 116-112 and 115-113×2 in Canelo's favour, suggesting that the fight was a lot closer than many believed.
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Canelo has set his sights on avenging his loss to Dmitry Bivol, the man who handed Canelo the second loss of his career back in May. GGG also vowed that this was not his final fight and he's not done yet.