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Alvarez beats Golovkin by majority decision in rematch

Alvarez beats Golovkin by majority decision in rematch

"After the first fight I said, "thank you for the fight, it was a great fight".

To his credit, he played it all perfectly, especially Saturday's 12 rounds.

The fight was a rematch of a draw last September that left neither fighter satisfied. Rather, it is time to see Alvarez defend his crown against an excellent crop of younger middleweights, including Danny Jacobs, Jaime Munguia, a 21-year-old who fought on the undercard last night, Errol Spence and either of the Charlo brothers.

Late in the fight, the jab stuck to the plan working the but Alvarez continued to throw combinations. The bout turned out to be an epic battle that exceeded the fighters' original performance nearly exactly one year ago. Golovkin would have more of a following if the fight were held at the Garden. "It lived up to the expectations", said Oscar De La Hoya, head of Golden Boy Promotions.

After 12 rounds, the scorecards were announced, and the fight was ruled a draw. "Unfortunately we didn't get the knockout, but we got the victory". We can't take that away from Canelo.

It was about as close as could be, too.

Los Angeles Dodgers young pitcher Julio Urias' long recovery from shoulder surgery came to an end on Saturday afternoon as he made his first Major League appearance in over a year in the team's 17-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. He took the first two rounds and was not as cautious as he was in the initial fight, landing several powerful body shots.

Both fighters seem agreeable to a trilogy after taking a break to rest and heal their wounds. "But for now, I want to enjoy the moment with my family and my people", Alvarez told HBO.

A third fight will nearly certainly happen, and for that fight fans have to be grateful.

The Mexican edged a frantic final round which helped sway the decision in his favour with the judges scoring a brutal and incident packed fight 114-114 115-113 115-113.

The fight came after an acrimonious weigh-in during which Alvares nearly head-butted Golovkin, who is known affectionately through the boxing world as "Triple-G".

"I felt very comfortable", Golovkin said. "Every great fighter has a great rival".


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