Golovkin and Alvarez world middleweight showdown ends in controversial draw

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LAS VEGAS - While middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered on their promise to put on a memorable, action-packed fight, it might be remembered more for the scorecard of judge Adalaide Byrd. After the fight was declared a split draw, Twitter exploded with reaction and a boxing legend with four decades of experience had an epic meltdown of frustration with the results.

It was Adalaide Byrd's scoring that caused so much controversy.

Bob Bennett said judge Adalaide Byrd had "a bad day".

"I didn't think either one of them fought that good", he said.

Alvarez, who drew his fourth professional fight back in 2006, not only felt he won "seven or eight" rounds but also dismissed Golovkin's power. Their 12-round fight took place under the bright spotlight of the T-Mobile Arena.

While Mayweather cruised to victory on the other cards, Ross scored the bout a draw. So Golovkin threw jabs at the head that the slippery Canelo adeptly ducked.

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez did not disappoint. "This was a real fight", Golovkin said. "Both fighters should get credit for that performance".

Alvarez also seems keen, adding: "Yes, of course, obviously yes, if the people want it, yes". All three judges gave the Mexican the last three rounds. I have my belt. "We'll fight in the second one but I win anyways". Some fights she did well and some she was terrible. Alternatively, Canelo would be giving up about 6 inches and 20lbs so it's unlikely to ever happen.

GGG was the aggressor through most of the fight and he made his assertive intentions known when the opening bell sounded.

Golovkin got his first taste of Nevada-style judging in his Sin City boxing debut, but despite the kerfuffle he still managed to keep his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles. "I am a champion and this is the biggest fight in the sport".

After the fight, boos rained down from the all over the stadium as Alvarez was being interviewed by HBO Sports' Max Kellerman in the ring after the bout.


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