Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has beaten Gennady Golovkin in their world middleweight rematch.
The pair met again at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, 12 months after fighting to a controversial draw.
And the second encounter was as nip-and-tuck as the first one with both men claiming victory at the final bell.
Canelo started the fight on the front foot, delivering on his promise to hunt for the knockout.
Golovkin on the other hand took his time to stamp his authority on the bout, but remained in the contest thanks to his ram-rod jab.
And as the rounds ticked by, it was the Kazakh who landed the better power punches.
But two judges gave the fight to Canelo by 115-113 with the other scoring it a draw.
The 28-year-old is now the WBA and WBC world champion while Golovkin was beaten for the first time in his professional career.
After the bout, Alvarez said: "He’s a great fighter but I’m a great fighter and I showed it tonight.
"If the people want a third fight, we will do it again. But for now, I want to enjoy the moment with my family and my people.
"But if they want us to do it again, no doubt."
On the undercard, Ireland’s Spike O’Sullivan suffered a devastating first-round KO by David Lemieux.
The Canadian landed a stunning left hook which dropped O’Sullivan to the canvas.
The referee took one look at him and quickly curtailed his count.
After an acrimonious build-up, Lemieux said: "I felt great, I’m in great shape. I always give you guys a good fight and a good knockout.
"Don’t p*** me off, the message must be clear. I was motivated, I didn’t like the trash talking that was done to me before the fight. I don’t disrespect my opponent, I don’t trash talk."
Former world champion Roman Gonzalez returned to winning ways following success defeats by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
The Nicaraguan had gone 46-0 before running into the Thai but faced no such problems against Moises Fuentes.
He dominated for four rounds before he dropped the Mexican in the fifth session with a brilliant right hook.
Gonzalez said: "I can’t wait because I’m a step closer to becoming a world champion.
"When he hit the floor, I got very worried for him and I panicked, and when he regained consciousness I prayed for him and I told him that I hope God blesses him, his family and his career.
"I asked for him to forgive me, because this is the job that we chose and I didn’t mean to hurt him."
The penultimate fight of the night saw Jaime Munguia retain his WBO light-middleweight title with a third-round stoppage of Brandon Cook.
The Mexican is one of the rising stars of the sport and dropped his Canadian opponent before finishing Cook off shortly after the restart.
Munguia said: "The last fight (against Liam Smith) I wasn’t focused enough but for this fight I was and I was more calm.
"I focused a little bit more and you saw the results.
"In each fight you see what you did well and what you didn’t do well, you make improvements and implement it for the next fight.
"It’s a process, I’m learning and I’m still young but if the [Golovkin fight] comes on the table again I’d take it."
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