Canelo-GGG fight ends in a draw, and Twitter's all tied up

Ties are like kissing your sister, and most boxing fans aren't Jaime Lannister. One judge in particular turned into an online punching bag.

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What's that they say about ties being like kissing your sister? Well, pucker up. (Not you, Jaime Lannister.)

On Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady (GGG) Golovkin battled to a split decision draw. Judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 for Alvarez, Judge Dave Moretti gave it to Golovkin 115-113, and Judge Don Trella couldn't break the tie, scoring it 114-114.

CBS called the fight "one of the most competitive superfights on paper that boxing has seen in recent years," but like many, gave the fight to Golovkin, 117-111.

But many fans wanted a one-way-or-the-other decision and weren't afraid to complain about it.

Naturally, the scoring -- especially Byrd's -- was called out as suspect.

After the tie was announced, memes flew like punches.

But with a draw in the books, it's never too early to talk rematch.

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