After twelve great rounds of action from Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas on Saturday night, the much anticipated mega-fight was ruled a split draw. Fans and media around the world had varying opinions on how they saw the fight, but both fighters are ready to do a rematch to settle it once an for all.
ESPN.com had the story.
“Everyone expected Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez to deliver an action-packed classic, and they did just that in a ferocious battle. What it lacked, however, was any consistency from the judges, who ruled the fight a split draw.
Golovkin retained his unified middleweight title Saturday night — Mexican Independence Day — before a sold-out crowd of 22,358 at the T-Mobile Arena, but few were satisfied with the result.
Judge Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Golovkin, Adalaide Byrd stunningly had it 118-110 for Alvarez, and Don Trella scored the fight 114-114.
Byrd gave Golovkin only the fourth and seventh rounds on a scorecard that likely will go down as one of the most shocking in boxing history.
ESPN.com scored the fight 116-112 for Golovkin, as did HBO’s unofficial scorer, Harold Lederman.
Afterward, Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya said Alvarez would exercise a rematch clause for another fight, but another member of Alvarez’s camp later clarified that they’ll talk about it and that no official decision has been made yet”