Canelo vs GGG2 results: Alvarez crowned new champion after thrilling Golovkin fight

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Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez exchange punches during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sanchez chastised Alvarez for "running" in their first fight, but he credited the game Mexican champion for fighting aggressively against Golovkin in their second showdown.

Therefore, a score of 115-113 to Canelo is not an injustice and could be gaining more traction as "a robbery" due to the first fight result.

The build-up to the contest had featured accusations by the fighter from Kazakhstan that Alvarez was covered in injection marks during their first fight, which took place at the same T-Mobile Arena venue.

Two judges gave it 115-113 for Alvares, while the other had it a 114-114 draw. The AP scored it 114-114.

Two judges gave Alvarez the final round, allowing him to pull out the win.

The match was among the most anticipated, if not the most anticipated, fights of the year after their initial encounter ended up rather unconvincingly. But for right now, I will enjoy time with my family.

Now, if the two square off a third time, which seemed like a foregone conclusion in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's exciting bout, Alvarez (50-1-2) will likely get the chance to close out the trilogy against a 37-year old Golovkin.

Said Golovkin: "I feel like I'm a champion, but he's also a champion".

Boxing can be a fickle game in terms of how a fighter is perceived by the mainstream majority where you're only as good as your last fight. The pair was originally scheduled to rematch on May 5 until a pair of alleged positive tests for clenbuterol lead to Golden Boy Promotions withdrawing Canelo from the fight.

I mean, who even survives something like that?

"If the people want another fight then we'll do it again", Alvarez said. "I'm satisfied with the victory. Need one more between these great fighters".

Nearly immediately there was talk of a third fight between two middleweights who now know each other well.

'I pushed him back, it was me who was aggressive.

However, as the bout transpired, the two fighters were neck and neck.