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The highly anticipated fight between middleweight boxing stars Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered on the pyrotechnics but was a let down to fans at the end. After the fight was declared a split draw, Twitter exploded with reaction and a boxing legend with four decades of experience had an epic meltdown of frustration with the results.

The sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada came and got exactly what they paid for in seeing the talented pugilists square off. For 12 rounds, Golovkin and Alvarez entertained with many giving the edge to GGG as his motor seemed inexhaustible while taking Canelo’s best shots. At the close of the bout, the judges scored it 115-113 for Golovkin, 118-110 for Alvarez (seriously, what fight was this guy watching?), and 114-114, making the match a draw.

The reaction at ringside and online was swift, but none could capture the passion of legendary trainer and current analyst, Teddy Atlas, who pretty much captured the emotional response most felt in watching GGG not win a match where he was never dominated. The unspoken rule of boxing is that when you’re up against the champ, you have to dominate the belt holder significantly to win the match and while Canelo looked amazing, the final results remain questionable.

We’ve collected some of Twitter’s best reactions below and on the following pages.

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