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Charming moment Canelo Alvarez is hugged by his daughter after Gennady Golovkin’s victory

Canelo Alvarez heartily celebrated his victory over Gennady Golovkin with his five-year-old daughter Maria Fernanda.

The Mexican star finally ended his super middleweight trilogy with the 40-year-old Kazakh with a unanimous decision win in Las Vegas.

And he marked the moment backstage by getting a big hug from his little girl. Maria also gave her daddy a nice spin after running to greet him in adorable scenes.

Maria Fernanda was born in 2017 and her mother is Canelo’s wife Fernanda Gomez.

She is one of Canelo’s three children. His eldest, Emily Cinnamon, 16, was born to his childhood sweetheart, Karen Beltran.

He also has a four-year-old son, Saul Adiel Alvarez, from his previous relationship with Nelda Sepulveda.

The 32-year-old controlled most of Saturday night’s competition, with two of the judges scoring 115-113 and the other 116-112 in his favour.

It was a less controversial result than their first two bouts and Canelo’s second win of the trio as he retained his full collection of super middleweight belts, taking his record to 58-2-2.

Canelo afterwards expressed the mutual respect between the two fighters.

‘Thank you very much my friend. Thanks for everything,’ he said.

“We gave the fans three good fights and thank you for everything.”

Golovkin echoed those sentiments when speaking in the ring afterwards.

“I want to shake hands with Canelo,” he said. ‘Congratulations. The guy is a real warrior and if you don’t get it, you don’t get it.

“I still have this fire burning inside me. I have a passion for boxing. Don’t forget I have three belts at 160 pounds. I feel great.

“I didn’t allow any serious shots. I’m tired, I’m fresh. I feel the strength and power within me.

“Obviously if the opportunity arises I will try to get back in the ring. i can come back guys I’m still a champion.’

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