Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions prefers that his fighter Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a rematch in New York or Dallas rather than Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin was held to a 12 round draw against Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2 of the judges turned in peculiar scores that have set the boxing world on fire with anger. One judge scored it 118-110 for Canelo, and the other had it 114-114. The third judge scored the fight for Golovkin 115-113.
Canelo has 3 weeks to decide whether he wants to fight Golovkin again. Canelo has a rematch clause in his contract with Golovkin that he can execute if he so desires. Canelo seems to be ambivalent about whether to fight Golovkin again. He’s leaving it up to the fans to decide instead of saying whether he wants the rematch himself.
“If there’s a rematch Dallas should be at the top of the list, but Madison Square Garden made an offer [for the first fight] that would have been a record gate for New York,” said Loeffler to skysports.com. “After seeing the tremendous atmosphere at Wembley Stadium [for Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko] I was always a fan of going to the AT&T Stadium where we could have sold 100,000 tickets.”
Loeffler needs to take an active role this time to review the judges that are selected for the Canelo-Golovkin rematch. Avoiding another controversial decision is a must for GGG and Loeffler. It could be far worse the next time. Golovkin could lose, and Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions might skip away, saying that they won the fight. Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins of Golden Boy are already claiming that Canelo should have won last Saturday by 7 rounds to 5 score. Fortunately for Golovkin, the boxing world saw the fight, and noted that Canelo looked like the loser, not the winner.