Golovkin Spoils for rematch against Canelo after controversial draw in Las Vegas

Golovkin Spoils for rematch against Canelo after controversial draw in Las Vegas

Gennady Golovkin wants a rematch against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez after their controversial draw in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Kazakh Golovkin and Mexican Alvarez each got the nod from one judge, while the third declared it a draw.

Golovkin, who landed more punches overall, remains unbeaten over his career and retains his middleweight WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO belts.

Golovkin started cautiously but had the edge in the middle rounds as the fight heated up and started to live up to its hype, eventually turning into a brutal and memorable encounter.

Alvarez, urged by his corner that he needed something special in the final few rounds, finished with a flurry as the capacity crowd cheered him on at T-Mobile Arena. All three judges gave the Mexican the last three rounds.

Golovkin landed more punches over the 12 rounds and was ahead 218 to 169 overall by an unofficial count.

The champion, who thought he had won ‘seven or eight’ rounds, is keen to fight again.

‘Yes, of course, if the people want it,’ said Alvarez. ‘Look at my belts. I’m still the champion. Of course I want a rematch.’

While many experts gave him the edge, the scorecard of the judge that awarded it to Alvarez 118-110 immediately raised eyebrows.

Another judge scored it 115-113 to Golovkin, while the third had it a 114-114 draw. The result was roundly booed.

Culled from Mail Sport

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