Date: 17th September 2017 at 9:43am
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We wait a decade for a real super-fight and when it happens the judges make a pigs-ear of the scoring!

Last night, at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, the world held its breath as two titans of the sport went head-to-head.

Gennady Golovkin, holder of the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight world title belts took on the Mexican warrior that is Saul ?Canelo? Alvarez.

With the T-Mobile Arena packed, it was Alvarez who got off to the better start, edging the opening rounds. But from that moment on, although Alvarez did his best to test Golovkin, it was the fighter from Kazakhstan who controlled the bout, catching Alvarez with a larger quantity of punches then he was being caught with himself.

Alvarez, to his credit, battled on and finished strongly, hoping to catch the judge?s eyes.

At the sound of the final bell, both boxers, as they do, raised their arms believing they?d won.

But it was clear to the majority who had seen the fight that Golovkin was the winner.

But when the scorecards were read out they told a different story, with them reading:

? Judge Adalaide Byrd ? 118 ? 110 for Alvarez
? Judge Dave Moretti ? 115 ? 113 for Golovkin
? Judge Dan Trella ? 114 ? 114 a draw

The announcement was met with a crescendo of boos of disapproval.

The decision means that Golovkin retains his titles with his record reading 37 wins and 1 draw from 38 fights, whilst Alvarez sees his record move to 52 fights with 49 wins.

After the fight both fighters seemed eager for a re-match which, just like this fight will be a huge money-spinner, if it happens let?s hope they get some better judge?s!