Canelo vs. GGG results: Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin fight to scintillating, controversial draw

Get the Full Story2017 s probable Fight of The Year is also a fight for the ages, but no winner was declared after the scorecards were read. In a riveting middleweight clash between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, perhaps a modern classic rivalry was born. Even after three varied scorecards preceded the final bell, twelve grueling rounds could not determine a winner.

Veteran judges Don Trella 114-114 and Dave Moretti 115-113 scored the fight relatively close; however, Adelaide Byrd 118-110 believed Canelo Alvarez 49-1-2, 34 KO made easy work of Golovkin 37-0-1, 33 KO . GGG is still the WBC, WBA, and IBF middleweight champion.

I m not upset about Trella s 114-114. If Byrd had somehow seen 7 rounds for Canelo, I could listen to the argument. But 10 of 12? No. Bad Left Hook badlefthook September 17, 2017

While a case can be made for either fighter being declared victorious on Saturday night, Byrd s tally is the object of much justified ridicule. Nonetheless, each 160-pound champion expressed a desire to run part two of their Gatti-Ward, Hearns-Hagler, Vasquez-Marquez-like ring war back immediately.

With the split-draw announced, here s how it unfolded.

Behind relaxed bravado, Canelo outmaneuvered 35-year-old Golovkin to steal major portions of the first four rounds. However, round five saw each surge and parry behind combinations and posturing, even to the point where Alvarez shrugged off a hard-laced Golovkin right, and frantically motioned for more.

But as the middle rounds replaced the opening stages, a bulky Canelo s output and resistance began wilting in the face of Golovkin s strategic advance.

Each fighter enjoyed moments of success in the eighth and ninth, though Golovkin absorbed his the best from his naturally-smaller challenger. Though this was a mere prelude to a classic round ten in which Dougie Fisher referred to the roar-inducing action as beautiful brutality.

Following the poetic verse of each man s emptied pugilistic coffers, Canelo entered the championship rounds with hands at his waist, as Golovkin showed little signs of fatigue.

And though visibly labored, Canelo roared forward at the calm-faced Golovkin during round eleven and twelve to create palpable suspense before an adoring audience.

Though after the final scores were read, some boos followed Canelo s name. And with that, the sporting world will await another meeting between Alvarez and Golovkin.