Check Out The Canelo vs. GGG II Official Scorecards

Check Out The Canelo vs. GGG II Official Scorecards

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez won the WBA and WBC middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a majority decision in a brutal showdown.

But they embraced at the end of Saturday's fight as the crowed waited in anticipation of the judges' verdict.

Unfortunately tonight's rematch didn't deliver a decisive victor, but it did give fight fans one of the greatest boxing matches in the history of the sport.

In what was a tightly contested bout throughout the night, many observers were split as to who would be leading this one, but the large consensus was that GGG outboxed Canelo, who was on the verge of getting knocked out at certain stages. I feel satisfied because I gave a great fight.

The Mexican shaded Golovkin on two of the three judges' scorecards to claim the world middleweight title and, we all know it, set up a trilogy fight.

A great boxing fight was just ruined by a bogus decision by the judges ... again. " ... Of course [Golovkin] isn't the same guy he was five years ago, but he did well".

"I think he's scared". "I had it close going into the 12th round". Moretti and Weisfeld each gave the 12th to Alvarez and that gave him the fight.

The Kazakh and Mexican boxers went blow for blow in the bout, with Golovkin pushing home an advantage into round 11 when a right hand saw Alvarez on the ropes.

Golovkin left the ring without speaking and was booed by the crowd as he was shown entering the dressing room. Nonetheless, Canelo is the new champion of boxing's middleweight division. Alvarez was never really in danger in either fight. It's possible it was even closer than that, a testament to how evenly matched and well-prepared the two fighters were.

The weigh-in on Friday was rather heated, with Alvarez attempting to headbutt Golovkin before the pair were restrained by their respective trainers.

The fight didn't match that kind of talk.

In the years which followed his humbling 2013 defeat to Floyd Mayweather, many media members were quick to point out how Alvarez had learned from the former PPV king when it comes to the business side.

Although statistics afterwards showed Golovkin had thrown more punches, it was Alvarez who landed more consistently, outscoring his rival 143-116 in power punches. Alvarez was 202 of 622, while Golovkin was 234 of 879.