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Fans got everything they wanted out of the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, including a winner. After the duo fought to a controversial split draw in their first matchup last September, Alvarez was victorious the second time, beating Golovkin by a majority decision Saturday night in front of a raucous crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire provided the cards:
Alvarez took the IBO, WBA and WBC middleweight titles. He changed his strategy from the first fight, staying away from the ropes and remaining in the middle of the ring with Golovkin. Alvarez’s counterpunching and body work impressed the judges more than Golovkin’s relentless, punishing jab.
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