People are going to be talking about the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 scorecard for a while.
Just like the first time.
Canelo topped Golovkin by majority decision on Saturday in Las Vegas, earning two 115-113 score while a third judge saw it 114-114. Their previous meeting last September ended in a controversial split draw.
The victory made Canelo the new WBA and WBC middleweight champion.
Much like the first set of 12 rounds they fought, Canelo and Golovkin masterfully traded jabs, and Canelo focused on body work and counters to stifle the headhunting of Golovkin. It was Golovkin who came on strong in the later rounds of the fight as reflected on judge Glenn Feldman’s scorecard, but it wasn’t enough to convince judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld.
See the scorecard for yourself below: