The Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight lived up to the hype with a classic middleweight battle that ended in a somewhat controversial draw. One judge scored it 118-110 for Canelo, a second judge had it 115-113 for Golovkin and the third had it even.
The sport that disappoints more than any other finally delivered a masterpiece that was promised Saturday night.
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez did what was expected of them for 12 rounds, Golovkin applying nonstop pressure to the challenger to his middleweight championship, Alvarez slipping and countering with vicious power shots of his own.
The fans stood. They roared. They rocked the T-Mobile Arena.
About the only letdown they experienced was after the reading of the judges’ scores, declaring the fight a draw, which was unpopular but nonetheless fair.