Canelo Alvarez completes trilogy with Gennady Golovkin with unanimous-decision win

LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez retained his undisputed super middleweight championship Saturday at T-Mobile Arena with a unanimous-decision decision against rival Gennady Golovkin in a three-way contest.

Two judges scored it 115-113, and the third had it 116-112 for Alvarez.

After the final bell and 36 rounds, the two rivals shared a long embrace, apparently ending a feud that had grown personally over the years.

Golovkin, 40, started off incredibly slow and rarely threw a right hand in the first two quarters of the bout, but he rallied late and won the final four rounds.

Both competitors fought to a draw in their 2017 fight. Alvarez won a majority decision in 2018.

Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) lost to Dimitri Bivol in May while challenging for the 175-pound title.

Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs), coming off a TKO victory over Ryota Murata in April, competes at 168 pounds for the first time following an illustrious middleweight run where he still holds two 160-pound titles.

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