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Summary

  1. Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beats Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin by majority decision
  2. Radio 5 live commentary & online text updates
  3. Golovkin held WBC and WBA middleweight titles
  4. The middleweight pair's first fight was controversially scored a draw
  5. Earlier rematch was postponed after Alvarez failed two drugs tests
  6. Fight taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
  7. Get involved: Tweet #bbcboxing or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks - see you for the rematch...

    They went toe to toe...

    Boxing shoes close together

    And despite eating a few heavy, heavy blows, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has beaten Gennady Golovkin by a single round on the cards. What a way for Triple-G to lose for the first time in his career.

    It has been epic...

    Golovkin and Canelo

    We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

    Thanks for following our service and we promise to bring you plenty more on this thrilling bout throughout Sunday and Monday. Just check back on the BBC Sport website and of course, keep checking the boxing page of our website as we will have another Radio 5 live podcast from Las Vegas this afternoon.

    Soak it up. And I'll be expecting to see you at the rematch. We all want one don't we?

    Enjoy your Sunday and goodbye.

  2. A fight with everything..

    Alvarez v Golovkin

    If you're just opening your eyes - and who could blame you - you've missed a cracker this Sunday morning.

    It had cuts, went back and forth, controversy, scoring which prompts questions, you name it.

    And at the end of it all, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has world titles again.

    You can read the fight report here.

  3. Fancy some more? This isn't bad...

    British boxers

    Just a heads up. This may make you feel good at this horrific hour. In the next three months (before Santa comes), the fights below are signed or 'close'.

    Wilder v Fury (should be signed soon)

    Joshua v Povetkin (22 Sept)

    Frampton v Warrington (22 Dec)

    Saunders v Andrade (20 Oct)

    Canelo v Golovkin 2 (Once again, WOW)

    Whyte v Chisora 2 (should be signed)

    Khan v Brook (not signed, saga goes on)

    Usyk v Bellew (10 Nov)

    Davies v Catterall (6 Oct)

    Groves v Smith (28 Sept)

    Fury v Pulev (27 Oct)

    You can read more about the "best start to season" in decades by clicking here.

  4. 'Iconic'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Manny Pacquiao, the only eight-weight world champion and future hall of famer, has given his seal of approval.

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  5. 'One round adrift'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Mike Costello

    BBC Sport boxing correspondent on Radio 5 live

    In essence the judges were only one round adrift and that's how close it was.

    We couldn't read out Carl Frampton's tweet but Terence Crawford says, 'Wow, great fight but Triple G knew he needed a knockout.'

  6. America's ringside verdict

    Dan Rafael, ESPN's boxing correspondent in the States, says he and many other of his compatriots from the press had it down as a draw.

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  7. Andrade next?

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Demetrius Andrade

    Former light middleweight world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    Mike Costello asked Demetrius if he beats Billy Joe Saunders on 20 October, would he fancy a fight with Alvarez?

    I might need to bring a bat to beat Canelo and different judges. I haven't got the same fighting style as Triple G. Triple G was flowing nice with the jab but Canelo's in for a long night if he gets in with me.

  8. 'Take a year before the trilogy fight'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Audley Harrison, Olympic super-heavyweight champion in 2000, doesn't agree with the result.

    And if the trilogy is completed next year, he would like to see it in 12 months instead of six.

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  9. 'Canelo surprised us all'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Here's a view from Amir Khan, who shared a ring with Alvarez at the same Vegas venue in 2016.

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  10. 'Brave as a bull'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    A fight doesn't become a great fight if you don't get the approval of a heavyweight legend like George Foreman.

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  11. 'Applaud Canelo's chin'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Carl Frampton expressed harsh words on the result but on reflection, he praised Alvarez for his efforts to win the fight.

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  12. 'One of the best fights I've ever seen'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    From the king of the basketball court to the kings of the ring.

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  13. 'It's what you like'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Former super-featherweight world champion Barry Jones was working for BT Sport ringside in Vegas.

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  14. 'I don't think it was a robbery'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Olympic medallist and unbeaten professional boxer Michael Conlan from Northern Ireland gives his verdict.

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  15. 'Controversy aplenty'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Mike Costello

    BBC Sport boxing correspondent on Radio 5 live

    Controversy will be generated.

    There are bound to be boxing fans out there who felt Canelo won and there will be loads of people shaking their heads.

    A lot of people are mystified as to how Canelo won the fight. All judges were in agreement for the first six rounds, it was 4-2 at that stage and we had it the other way around to Golovkin.

    But those scores show that Canelo clearly won the fight in the judges' eyes, even though this could be debated for a long time because of those cards. There will be an awful lot of talk for the next few weeks and that is one upside for the sport. It wouldn't have got this amount of talk had it not been a controversial result.

  16. It could have been all draws...

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    British boxing reporter Declan Taylor is ringside and makes a good point...

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  17. Post update

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Mike Costello

    BBC Sport boxing correspondent on Radio 5 live

    If the third fight does happen, you would imagine it would happen back here in May next year.

  18. Post update

    Demetrius Andrade

    Former light middleweight world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    Canelo definitely showed up to win but didn't do enough to win. I don't want the judges to be needed for the next one. The fans know it and you could tell by the boos after the fight.

  19. 'One round in it'

    Alvarez beats Golovkin

    Mike Costello

    BBC Sport boxing correspondent on Radio 5 live

    The judges were only one round adrift. That's how close it was. And some in boxing may not say Canelo's win here is not good for boxing.