Watching a boxing or MMA pay-per-view often means you'll be staying up well past midnight if you live on the East Coast, but Saturday's megafight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez has been moved up an hour to make it easier on fans.
Once again, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin's matchup was left up to the decision of the judges.
"I am a great fighter, and I showed it tonight", Alvarez said.
The Kazakh and Mexican boxers went blow for blow in the bout, with Golovkin pushing home an advantage into round 11 when a right hand saw Alvarez on the ropes.More news: Pressure increase reported in MA gas pipeline, NTSB says
"We'll do it again no doubt".
It gave him a narrow a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision to edge a contest in which both men were cut and where each showed why they are among the finest practitioners in the sport. I feel satisfied because I gave a great fight.
"I'm bothered by all the stupid things they've been saying", Alvarez said earlier in the week.
"One of the best fights I've ever seen", tweeted James.
But with scoring already criticised in their first bout before Alvarez's two failed doping tests in February, it is perhaps not surprising that once again controversy will remain attached to this rivalry, with talk of a rematch nearly certain. Very exciting. Canelo surprised us all with the come forward pressure game plan.More news: Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming
Now that Alvarez and Golovkin are 1-1, who's ready for the inevitable third and final fight?
He took control with a dominant spell in the middle rounds before holding off Golovkin down the stretch to claim a 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 win. "I think we controlled the fight".
He has an argument that he won, but the so-called boogeyman of the middleweight division fought 24 rounds against a guy moving up in weight to face him and couldn't knock him down once. "I thought I fought better than he did".
As close as Saturday's bout was, it's likely the boxing world will hungrily demand the two meet in the ring one more time.More news: Almost All Computers Vulnerable to New Cold Boot Attack: F-Secure