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Close win means Alvarez and Golovkin could do it again

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LAS VEGAS (AP) The fight was so close at the final bell that no one in the arena - including Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez - knew who would leave the ring with the middleweight title belts.

It was Alvarez, though by the slimmest of margins. He won the last round on two scorecards Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip to hand Golovkin the first loss of his career in a fight that more than lived up to its advance billing.

To settle who is really the best, though, they may just have to do it a third time. And that's fine with both fighters, who have now gone 24 rounds together with little but a few points on the scorecards to separate them.

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