Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight to contentious draw in middleweight title bout

  • 17/09/2017
'GGG' seemed to have won a closely-fought contest.
'GGG' seemed to have won a closely-fought contest. Photo credit: Getty

Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fought to a draw in their middleweight boxing world championship title fight in Las Vegas.

Kazakh Golovkin, the WBC, WBA and IBF champion and Mexican challenger Alvarez each got the nod from one judge, while the third declared it a 114-114 draw.

Golovkin, who landed more punches overall, remains unbeaten over his career.

Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fought to a draw in their middleweight boxing world title bout in Las Vegas.

Kazakh Golovkin, who is the WBC, WBA and IBF champion, and Mexican challenger Alvarez each got the nod from one judge, while the third declared it a 114-114 draw.

The 35-year-old Golovkin, who landed more punches overall, remains unbeaten over his career.

Golovkin dominated the middle rounds while Alvarez, 26, finished with a flurry and both boxers said they were keen to fight again.

The draw means Golovkin will hold on to his belts.

It marks Golovkin's 19th title defence, which puts him just one shy of the all-time division record held by Bernard Hopkins.

The Kazakhstan native holds three of the four major middleweight title belts.

"Look at my belts. I'm still the champion," said Golovkin.

"Of course I want a rematch."

Alvarez was bullish after the decision.

"He didn't win it was a draw. I always said I was going to be a step ahead of him," he said.

"In the first rounds I came out to see what he had, then I was building from there. I think I won eight rounds."

Reuters.

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