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Álvarez wins rematch against Golovkin


The world middleweight championship boxing fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saúl Álvarez became the expected ring battle. The Mexican has narrowly prevailed - and offered a third fight.

Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez is the new boxing world champion in the middleweight division. The 28-year-old Mexican defeated the Kazakh Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on points in front of 21,965 spectators in Las Vegas on Sunday night. After twelve tight rounds, in which the opponents faced each other on foot, the judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld scored 115: 113 for Álvarez. The third judge Glenn Feldman gave a draw (114: 114).

For the Mexican, it was the 50th victory in the 53rd professional fight. Golovkin, on the other hand, suffered the first defeat of his professional career following 38 wins and a draw. In addition, he remained a record denied: With a win or draw, the Kazakh would have defended his world title for the 21st time - more often than any other middleweight in boxing history. With 20 title defenses, he is equal to Bernard Hopkins.



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