Gennady Golovkin reveals what he’d do differently in Canelo Alvarez rematch
Golovkin and Canelo put on a show in Las Vegas, but the fight was marred by a split-draw (Getty)

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez have both said they will happily have a rematch after their middleweight title fight controversially ended in a draw in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez: Super fight soured by controversial draw

The two fighters put on a show in a bout that lived up to its billing, though Triple G appeared to have edged the contest thanks to his constant forward pressure and number of punches.

But a split-draw decision was greeted with boos and jeers inside the arena, with one judge incredibly scoring it 118-110 in Canelo’s favour.

Gennady Golovkin reveals what he’d do differently in Canelo Alvarez rematch

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And both fighters said they want a rematch during their interviews afterwards – and Golovkin already has a few thoughts on what he could do differently.

‘Of course, of course I want a rematch,’ said Golovkin in the ring, who retained his IBF, WBA, IBO and WBC belts. ‘I want to fight. I have my belt. I want a championship fight.’

Gennady Golovkin reveals what he’d do differently in Canelo Alvarez rematch
Golovkin landed fewer power punches than in any of his previous 13 fights (Picture: Getty)

Asked what he would do differently, he continued: ‘I have a couple of ideas. He moved too much. I want a Mexican style fight.’

Canelo felt he had edged the fight and was, likewise, disappointed with the draw, and is ready to step into the ring with Golovkin for a second time.

Speaking through a translator, he said: ‘Yes, of course, obviously yes, if the people want it, yes.

‘He didn’t win it was a draw. I always said I was going to be a step ahead of him.’

Gennady Golovkin reveals what he’d do differently in Canelo Alvarez rematch
Canelo landed the more eye-catching punches, but was under constant pressure from GGG (Getty)

He added: ‘In the first rounds I came out to see what he had, then I was building from there. I think I won eight rounds.’

Golovkin landed 218 punches to Canelo’s 169, and twice as many jabs, but the Mexican connected with 42% of his power punches compared to just 32% for the Kazakh – way down on his average.

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