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Canelo Defeats GGG To Claim Middleweight Crown

Canelo Alvarez took away the 160-pound middleweight titles held by Gennady Golovkin with a slim majority decision victory in the championship bout. Alvarez handed the longtime champion his first loss as a pro after the two fought to a draw last year. Two judges gave Alvarez the final round, allowing him to pull out the win.

"I showed my victory with facts," said the newly crowned WBC, WBA, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez. "He was the one who was backing up. I feel satisfied because I gave a great fight. It was a clear victory."

"I'm not going to say who won tonight, because the victory belongs to Canelo according to the judges," said Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. "I thought it was a very good fight for the fans and very exciting. I thought I fought better than he did."

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