Saturday night's middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez turned out to be as good as advertised -- but there was no winner.
The fight was ruled a draw. Judge Adalaide Byrd surprisingly giving the match a 118-110 score in favor of Alvarez, while judge Dave Moretti scored it 115-113 for Golovkin and Don Trella gave it a 114-114 tie.
The boxing world took to Twitter to share appreciation for the quality of the fight but was largely critical of the result.
At the end we had a great fight!— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) September 17, 2017
I'd like see a rematch. Thanks Champs
Did they bring these judges over from Australia? 😂 #CaneloGGG— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) September 17, 2017
The match itself was beautiful! Good boxing! Two great fighters! But the DECISION! Leaves a bad taste in ppl mouth. 😤— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) September 17, 2017
GGG got 10. They was both throwing blows but GGG doing the damn thang— Shane Mosley (@ShaneMosley_) September 17, 2017
WOW. #CaneloGGG— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) September 17, 2017
Another robbery in boxing !!! I mean seriously 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽— Anthony Mundine (@Anthony_Mundine) September 17, 2017
Money money money! Na can't fool me. GGG won fight simple. But hey you have your rematch! 😳🤦🏽♂️🙈— Leon Mckenzie (@LeonMckenzie1) September 17, 2017
Great fight ... excellent action down the stretch, but a draw ... what was that judge watching 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾 #CaneloGolovkin no waaaaaay— Audley Harrison MBE (@audleyharrison) September 17, 2017
Wow!! I felt Canelo was in survival mode from round 4 and GGG bossed the fight a draw is bad the 118-110 Canelo is crazy!!— Luke Campbell MBE (@luke11campbell) September 17, 2017
Both fighters can hold their heads high tonight but this fight wasn't close to a draw! #canelovsggg— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) September 17, 2017
I'm a massive fan of both but ggg was robbed— Enzo Maccarinelli (@theRealEnzoMac) September 17, 2017
They need that rematch asap!!! Just like Ward vs Kovalev rematch was booked asap— Peter Quillin (@KIDCHOCOLATE) September 17, 2017
We can only hope a rematch is in the near future.
-- Alex Tekip