The decision to award a majority points verdict to Canelo Alvarez tonight has divided the boxing public down the middle it would seem.
While not as controversial as the first fight, there is still a huge sentiment of controversy after tonight’s bout.
Going into the fight Golovkin knew he had to knock out Canelo though.
Surely in his heart of hearts he knew he wouldn’t get a decision no matter how well he boxed.
Here’s what the three scorecards in this weekend’s boxing mega fight looked like:
Ultimately while commentating teams, media, pundits and fans might have scored it different, the cards above were the only ones that mattered.
The loss tonight stopped Golovkin from a record number of defenses which no doubt former middleweight kingpin Bernard Hopkins was happy about.
That record lives on for Hopkins but one wonders what Golovkin will choose to do next.
Will he look for the third fight?
Canelo is only going to get closer to his prime if anything and Golovkin looks to be slightly slipping from where he was a few years back.
Perhaps if the two fought five or six years ago the outcome would have been different.
But that’s just a what if.
Full credit to Canelo on his performance tonight.