Saul Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) in a rematch of the decision was stopped by Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s) and became the new champion of the WBA, WBC and IBO Middleweight title.
A loud fight in Las Vegas almost all 12 rounds was held in a tense tactical combat. Alvarez tried to dominate, Golovkin worked more on waste. The middle of the fight due to the greater activity took Alvarez, Golovkin was more convincing in the championship rounds, however, the Kazakh it was not enough to keep the championship belt and undefeated status.
Judges at ringside gave Alvarez the victory with a minimal advantage (114:114, 115:113, 115:113). The correctness of the disputed decision, confirms the statistics of strikes Alvarez for 12 rounds dealt 143 power stroke with an accuracy of 39.1 per cent, on account 116 Golovkin’s power shots with lower percentage of effectiveness (34.9 per cent).
“My victory was well-deserved. Proved that he is a great fighter. It was a clear victory. If people want another fight between us, I am ready,” said Alvarez after the win.
“I’m not going to say who won today because in the opinion of the judges, Canelo won. It was a great fight that had the fans. Think I put up a better fight Alvarez I am ready for revenge. But we need to discuss terms. If Alvarez is ready for it, then I am also ready,” – said Golovkin.
Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin for the rematch is guaranteed to received $ 5 million. An added bonus for boxers will be a percentage of the ticket sales for the fight and PPV on channel “HBO”.