Last night, the sporting world was treated to the much-hyped middleweight clash between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez [49-1-2, 34 KOs] and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin [37-0-1, 33 KOs]. Taking place before a capacity crowd at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, the fight delivered on its promise and will go down as one of the most memorable of this generation. Unfortunately, the event was ruined by the actions of one judge whose lopsided scoring rendered the outcome a draw.
The scorecard of judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight very heavily in favour of Canelo. The result meant Golovkin retained his title for the 19th consecutive time. The fight was close and this is reflected in the scorecards of other judges, Dave Moretti scored 115-113 in favour of Golovkin. Judge Don Trella gave it a 114-114 draw.