Boxing - Golovkin, Alvarez fight to draw in Vegas thriller

Gennady Golovkin (left) and Canelo Alvarez both celebrate after the final round (AFP Photo/Ethan Miller)

- Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin retained his three world middleweight titles Saturday, fighting to a draw with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez in a showdown for middleweight supremacy that lived up the hype. The 35-year-old Golovkin, making his Las Vegas debut, kept hold of the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts in front of a crowd of 22,358 at the T-Mobile Arena. One judge scored the tense battle 114-114. Another saw it 115-113 for Golovkin but the third had it 118-110 for Alvarez.

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