Las Vegas — Gennady Golovkin suffered the first loss of his professional career when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez won an epic middleweight world title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. A year after their first fight ended in a controversial draw, Alvarez clinched a points decision that again divided experts in what many thought could have gone the other way. Two judges gave it 115-113 for Alvarez, while the other had it a 114-114 draw. The fight, in front of a sellout, celebrity-studded crowd that included Mike Tyson, actor Will Smith and basketballer LeBron James, lived up to its billing as the best two pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Golovkin landed some big blows to the head in the closing rounds, opening a cut above Alvarez’s left eye, but the Mexican prevailed to improve his career record to 50-1-2, including 34 knockouts. Golovkin fell to 38-1-1, with 34 knockouts. It was his first defeat since the 2005 world amateur championships. “It was a very tight fight,” said Alvarez after...

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