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Golovkin Wants Rematch With Canelo After Controversial Draw

A rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez appears certain, and the Kazakh would welcome it.


Gennady Golovkin would welcome a rematch with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez after their brutal middleweight title fight ended in a controversial draw.

Golovkin defended his WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles in Las Vegas on Saturday, but a thrilling bout ended in a draw at T-Mobile Arena.

A judge scored it 115-113 in the Kazakh's favour and another 118-110 to Canelo, while a third was unable to split the pair at 114-114.

A rematch appears almost certain and Golovkin (37-0-1) said he was ready to face the Mexican – who was also open to a rematch – again.

"Of course I want a rematch," he said in an in-ring interview.

"I want a fight. Rematch or next fight, I want a true fight. I have my belts."

Many felt Golovkin deserved victory after the 35-year-old dictated much of the fight, particularly through the middle rounds.

Golovkin said he wanted more from the bout as Canelo, who seemingly had the crowd on his side pre-fight, was booed afterwards.

"Today people give me a draw. My focus is on boxing. Look at my belts. I'm still champion, I didn't lose," Golovkin said.

"It's not my fault. I pressured every round. I want a big drama show, I want to give all people my big present. It's not my problem."

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