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2018

Golovkin robbed as SHOCKING score gifts Canelo a draw

Golovkin v Canelo 17/09/2017
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Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin seemingly ran Canelo Alvarez down in Las Vegas and secured his legacy with a superb performance.

The 35 year-old racked up a commanding lead on the WBN Scorecard only to be denied by a three-way split draw.

A TRULY UNBELIEVABLE judging by Adelaide Byrd (who should never again score a boxing match) saw Canelo as the winner ten rounds to two (118-110).

Closer totals of 115-113 and 114-114 ensured a rematch is on the horizon and could go ahead in May of next year at the same venue.

Golovkin can count himself unlucky not to be handed what seemed a certain triumph as the Kazakh’s record now reads 37-0-1.

Canelo is still chasing a 50th win as the Mexican’s C.V moves to 49-1-2.

On the undercard, Joseph Diaz came through his world title eliminator with late replacement Rafael Rivera after twelve round prior to the GGG v Canelo main event at the T-Mobile Arena.

A dominant Diaz was taken to the scorecards before securing a 25th career win 120-108 and 119-109 (twice).

Diaz, 24, leapfrogs Carl Frampton to be named WBC number one contender to Gary Russell Jr.

In an undefeated collision at super-bantamwieght, Diego De La Hoya dominated former world title holder Randy Caballero to improve his winning streak.

Oscar’s cousin notched a 20th pro win on the scorecards after ten rounds to pick up the NABF championship.

Ryan ‘Blue Chip’ Martin controversially moved to 20-0 with a disputed split decision win over Francisco Rojo.

The 24 year-old overcome a point deduction for hitting low to card a 96-93, 95-94 victory, although one judge had the contest 98-91 the other way.

Early fights saw Serhii Bohachuk defeat Joan Valenzuela via second round stoppage, Marlen Esparza win over six rounds for the first time and Vergil Ortiz extend to 7-0 with an early knockout.

*Nicola Adams fight called off late on Saturday due to opponent failing medical

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