Gennady Golovkin was the aggressor, Canelo Alvarez the crisp puncher. In the eyes of most at ringside - and this scribe among them - Golovkin appeared to do enough to win the fight, but an inexplicable card from Adelaide Byrd of 118-110 for Canelo was enough to make the fight a draw.
Canelo vs. GGG gives us a main event that is worthy of its hype and the oft-overused label of "can't miss fight." But how did we get here? And what does each fighter's recent resume say about what we can expect on fight night? Let's take a look.
It's been said that the anticipation for an event is often greater than the event itself. Like the foreplay before losing your virginity and then - whoops - it's over. Or going to watch a Mark Wahlberg movie. But Canelo vs. Golovkin may be even better than you expect.
Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33KO) is arguably boxing's biggest attraction in the past 10 years not named Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, plus he's fighting for a chance to win his sixth major title (WBO super welterweight title) on Saturday. And the world doesn't know it.
Instead of logic prevailing in favor of betting, Mayweather's odds are in fact getting worse, at least according to betting sites like Bovada. Mayweather was a -500 favorite a week ago, then just -450 a few days ago. But don't believe the hype.