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Canelo Vs. GGG Lives Up To The Hype But The Judges Stole The Show

The highly-anticipated fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin lived up to its promise, with both fighters showing off the styles that have made them two of boxing’s best. Canelo, who was looking to counter, looked confident early on, landing some heavy shots throughout the fight. GGG started off slowly, showing respect for Canelo’s power. As the fight wore on, GGG became the aggressor, outworking Alvarez until rounds 10 through 12, when Canelo attempted to mount a comeback.

Things started off well enough…

… and once the bell rang, Canelo and GGG were on the edge of their seats.

Canelo appeared more comfortable early in the fight…

… But GGG began turning the tide, landing more punches.

This former champ was following closely:

Both fighters are known for having single punch knockout power, so it felt like a big mistake from either boxer could have led to a KO.

Once the final bell rang, most observers believed GGG did enough to get a comfortable decision in his favor.

But once the decision was announced — a split decision draw, with one judge scoring the fight 118 – 110 in favor of Canelo — most people reacted this way:

Although the fight was close, the 118-110 score from judge Adelaide Byrd made people very skeptical.

What fight was she watching?

That means Byrd thought GGG only won two rounds the whole fight.

Yes, only TWO rounds for GGG.

Former trainer Teddy Atlas wasn’t having any of it:

Although Canelo said he felt he won, the look of frustration on his face appeared to tell a different story:

Although he was disappointed with the draw, GGG reminded everyone he was still the champ.

Some wondered if Oscar De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, had something to do with the sketchy score.

De La Hoya said he thought Canelo won but didn’t understand the 118-110 scorecard.

For many boxing fans, a classic fight was overshadowed by a questionable decision.

But guess what? They’re gonna do it all over again next May.

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