Canelo Alvarez briefly forgot that he’d been beaten by Dmitry Bivol earlier this year while he was speaking at his post-fight press conference after beating Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night.
The Mexican star got back to winning ways as he outpointed his Kazakh rival in their Las Vegas trilogy showdown.
Canelo dominated the bout from the very early stages.
Golovkin offered little in the first half with the Mexican winning every round on the scorecards of many fans and media at ringside.
GGG showed a late resurgence as he took control of round nine and made the latter sessions more competitive.
Despite this though, many believed Canelo had done enough to win 10 or 11 of the 12 rounds.
Remarkably, the scorecards were read out far closer at 116-112, 115-113, 115-113, but regardless, the Mexican is now a winner once more.
This victory was particularly important as it followed on from a surprise defeat for Canelo back in May.
Prior to this year, he had not been beaten since suffering his first career loss to Floyd Mayweather back in 2013.
Bivol’s unanimous decision victory put the second dent in Canelo’s impressive record.
And it was so unexpected that even the man himself momentarily forgot about it on Saturday night.
When asked a question about opponents potentially feeling more confident that they beat him, Canelo replied at the post-fight press conference: “Look, everybody can see it outside of the ring that they can beat me.
“But nobody – – very few people can beat me.
“It’s very difficult to beat me.”
Canelo now intends to rematch Bivol next year, providing the Russian comes though his WBA light-heavyweight world title defence against Gilberto Ramirez on November 5.