Pros react to Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2

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Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Canelo. The AP scored it 114-114.

However, as the bout transpired, the two fighters were neck and neck. He was controlling the fight with that jab. Originally, the pair fought previous year in September in Las Vegas. He kept the fight in the middle of the ring, he took the action to Golovkin and he was never hesitant to mix it up and trade blows.

Boxing can be a fickle game in terms of how a fighter is perceived by the mainstream majority where you're only as good as your last fight.

LA Lakers basketball player LeBron James: "One of the best fights I've ever seen!" Alvarez was pressing forward and landing much of the harder strikes, while Golovkin looked to tire out a bit but was still touching up Alvarez every chance he got.

Golovkin came into the fight undefeated at 38-0-1, while Alvarez had lost only once, to Floyd Mayweather. "Canelo fought a great fight tonight, and you can't take that away from Canelo".

He said: "If I was going to edge for one of them, I'd edge for Golovkin".

A great boxing fight was just ruined by a bogus decision by the judges ... again. "It would be great to have a third fight", Golovkin told

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"If the people want us to do it again let's do it again, " Alvarez said. But for right now, I will enjoy time with my family.

"I'm very excited, very emotional".

Victory was sweet for Alvarez, who had been accused of "running" during last year's first encounter by Golovkin's camp.

Like Alvarez, Golovkin also suffered a cut and received eight stitches over his right eye Saturday night. Nonetheless, Canelo is the new champion of boxing's middleweight division.

Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez accused Alvarez of running during the first fight and went as far to accuse the Mexican superstar of deliberately cheating following two-failed drug tests for the banned substance clenbuterol in February.

They put on another show before a roaring crowd of 21,965, who crowded into the arena on the Las Vegas Strip with high anticipation in the biggest fight of the year.

And the tactic paid off as Canelo dethroned Golovkin on Mexican Independence Day.