The second fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin went into the books last day. Unlike the first outing, this fight had a clear-cut winner as Canelo took home the win via a majority decision.
The fight unravelled in front of a sell-out crowd of 21,965 at the T-Mobile Arena and was a close one from the start itself. In the end, two judges scored in favour of Canelo (115-113) while one judge went with a score of 114-114.
Canelo’s win unified the WBA and WBC championship and also gave Golovkin his first loss as a professional. Golovkin, however, was not happy with the controversial decision and stormed out without giving a post-fight interview.
Keeping aside all the controversies, it’s safe to say that the fight was a modern day classic. And the MMA community did not shy away from admitting this fact. Most of the fighters reacted to the Canelo – GGG fight on Twitter.
Matt Brown saw the grand scheme of things and tweeted out the following.
The winner of that fight is us
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) September 16, 2018
Meanwhile, Colby Covington took his usual controversial route.
Tainted Mexican Meat!!! 🇲🇽 🍖 #CaneloGGG2
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 16, 2018
Elsewhere, some questioned the decision of the judges while others appreciated the fight. You can see those reactions below.
— Saad Awad (@SAADMMA) September 16, 2018
I had GGG https://t.co/SnzUXByWUM
— michael (@bisping) September 16, 2018
Canelo takes the majority decision. He pressed forward and worked his left hook to the head and to the body. Close fight. Not a robbery #gggcanelo2
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) September 16, 2018
Should’ve called this one a Draw too #CaneloGGG2
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) September 16, 2018
— Iain Kidd (@iainkidd) September 16, 2018
Did I hear a draw then Canelo … this 💴💴💴is too easy
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 16, 2018
De La Hoya pays for another Canelo non-loss. Such a travesty. Boxing corruption at its finest once again. #GGGCanelo2
— Joe Ellenberger (@JoeEllenberger) September 16, 2018
GGG GOT PLAYED
— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) September 16, 2018
Amazing fight. This should be a DRAW.. not there first fight. Good fight bye these two bad boys 💯 #Respect 🤜🤛
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) September 16, 2018
Now I hate canelo as much as the next guy, but I thought he won, jabs don’t beat power shots #CANELLOGGG2
— Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIUFC) September 16, 2018
What was your reaction to the Canelo – GGG fight? Let us know in the comments.