Golovkin promoter’s concerns ahead of potential Canelo Alvarez rematch

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The issues for Gennady Golovkin's team ahead of a possible Canelo Alvarez rematch after controversial draw

TOM LOEFFLER, the promoter of Gennady Golovkin, has concerns over a possible rematch between “GGG” and Canelo Alvarez, after the latter held Kazakhstan’s Golovkin to a controversial draw at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas on September 16.

Canelo has fought regularly in Las Vegas for a number of years, for Golovkin this was his first big Las Vegas fight.

“We’ll sit down with Bob [Bennett, director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission] and there are some things we’d want to address if the fight goes back to Vegas – we won’t rule out Vegas, but I know there was some hesitation from the ‘GGG’ side,” Loeffler told MMA Junkie. “He’s never had that issue when he’s fought in California or New York or even in London. We just want to make sure it’s a fair playing field for both sides.”

The main concern was Adalaide Byrd scoring a close fight widely in favour of Alvarez. But Golovkin’s team had other concerns as well as that.

“Dave Moretti, who’s from Nevada, had ‘GGG’ winning by a point, and we thought either one round or two rounds [ahead for Golovkin] was the right score,” Loeffler said.

“And then Don Trella, who’s actually a neutral judge form Connecticut, he scored the seventh round, which I thought was one of Gennady’s best rounds of the fight, he scored that for Canelo, and that’s how he came up with a draw. So even though Adalaide Byrd took a lot of heat because or her wide score, had Don Trella scored it the way Dave Moretti scored it, we wouldn’t be talking about this.”

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