Another Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight, another controversial decision.
The first fight last year saw a split draw given after twelve rounds, with Canelo, who was somehow awarded a 118-110 win by judge Adelaide Byrd, then testing positive for Clenbuterol.
Last night’s rematch surpassed it for quality with superb, high-level action throughout, but it matched the first bout in the decision drama stakes.
One judge scored it a draw, while the other two gave ‘Canelo’ Alvarez a slim 115-113 win, much to the chagrin of many fans, who called the decision a ‘robbery’.
Much of the media and pundits were split between giving it to Golovkin and awarding a draw, with just one opting for Canelo, who becomes the lineal middleweight champion with the win.
Boxing coach Teddy Atlas was among those who felt that ‘GGG’ was robbed. On SportsCenter, the boxing coach and commentator was as excitable as ever in arguing his point to Stephen A. Smith.
While Smith felt that Golovkin deserved the win, he vehemently disagreed that the Kazakhstani boxer was hard done by.