GGG vs Canelo contest ends in controversial draw
Judges rule it 115-114 (Golovkin ), 114-114, 118-110 (Alvarez)
‘A federal offence’: Judge Adalaide Byrd under fire for scorecard
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Gennady Golovkin retained his middleweight titles on Saturday night, fighting to a controversial draw with Canelo Alvarez in a brutal battle.
A weird, skewed set of judges scores will overshadow the aftermath of the brilliance displayed in the middleweight showdown here in Sin City, played out at breakneck speed between two great fighters with very high boxing IQ, heart, chins, stamina and desire.
Golovkin and Alvarez delivered. The judges didn’t.
The two great boxers stuck to their guns and their game plans. Neither men was down, neither man backed down, both had their moments. Now they will most likely have to deliver again. Second time around, it will suit Canelo.
As brilliant as Golovkin was, there are signs of Father Time coming. And this will have taken something out of the 35-year-old Kazakh. But the decision should have gone to Golovkin over Canelo, by almost universal opinion.
Golovkin kept his belts but it was a poor set of scores: 115-114 (Golovkin ), 114-114 then 118-110 from the judge Adalaide Byrd, which makes little sense anywhere in the universe.