Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin put their rivalry to bed after their trilogy fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The Mexican beat the Kazakh by unanimous decision, despite some questionable scorecards, and the pair immediately embraced at the final bell.
When asked what they said to one another, Canelo addressed Golovkin directly during his post-fight interview.
“Thank you so much, my friend,” he said.
“Thank you Golovkin, thank you, thank you for everything.
“We give the fans three good fights and thank you for everything.”
Canelo added: “He’s a really good fighter, I know.
“He’s strong, he’s a great fighter. And that’s why we are here, right?
“I am glad to share the ring with him.”
Golovkin gave his thoughts at the post-fight press conference.
“I’ve always said that I did not feel any animosity in our rivalry,” he insisted.
“He was the one who said that it was personal.
“But after the fight when we looked each other in the eye, we had no claims towards each other any more.
“We congratulated each other, we said, ‘Excellent fight,’ and we moved on.
“Because we realise that at this level this sport is so dangerous and we were very content with how this fight played out and how our rivalry ended.”