Abel Sanchez, who trains unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, strongly felt GGG defeated Canelo Alvarez in their mega fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas. And like everybody he was appalled by the ridiculous 118-110 scorecard Adalaide Byrd turned in in favor of Alvarez, who wound up getting a split draw. Since HBO will replay the bout on Saturday night beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Sanchez had this to say on Tuesday: "Now Ms. Byrd will have the chance to see the fight she missed on Sept. 16."
Former world featherweight and super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton has signed a deal to work with Matthew Macklin's MTK Global, who will act in an advisory role. Frampton, who split with long-time mentor and promoter Barry McGuigan last month, said in a statement: "MTK are a relatively new organisation and recently celebrated their fifth anniversary. But if you look at what they have already done, they have big-name fighters like Billy Joe Saunders and recruited a lot of boxers from Ireland and I feel that they can get me the best deal with a promoter. There was always the possibility that I could go my own way, but to have someone on your side advising you and getting you the best deal possible is always important and I feel Matthew Macklin and MTK Global can definitely do that." Frampton hopes to fight again before the end of the year.
Attorney Paul Edelstein, with clients Magomed Abdusalamov and his wife Bakanay, held a news conference Mon. at Madison Square Garden to advocate enactment of "Mago's Law" to improve safety standards for boxers & MMA fighters. Abdusalamov suffered severe brain damage from a 2013 MSG fight that led to a $22 million settlement with NY State 10 days ago.
The sportsbooks at Station Casinos in Las Vegas have posted odds on a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch: Golovkin-180 / Alvarez +160.
Win, lose or draw GGG will party.
Abel Sanchez, Gennady Golovkin's trainer, tells Claudia Trejos he would like to see his prized possession fight Miguel Cotto in December. Venue? Madison Square Garden.
While ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael had the fight 116-112 for Gennady Golovkin, judge Adalaide Byrd had it 118-110 for Canelo Alvarez, with Judge Dave Moretti scoring it 115-113 for Golovkin and judge Don Trella calling it a 114-114 draw.
Canelo Alvarez said he absolutely wants a rematch with Gennady Golovkin.
Asegura Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez que la afición fue la que ganó esta noche en su pelea contra Gennady Golovkin.
Canelo: Estoy contento por lo hecho hoy. Mi plan era pelear en medio del ring, hice lo que tenía qué hacer. A veces me dio la pauta para irme a las cuerdas. Esta pelea le dio al boxeo lo que necesitaba independientemente del empate.
Así sale de la arena Gennady Golovkin, después de asegurar en conferencia de prensa que mereció ganar en la decisión a Saul "Canelo" Álvarez.
Oscar De La Hoya reacts to the wide scorecard by judge Adalaide Byrd.
Abel Sánchez: La jueza Adalaide Byrd debería ir a la escuela; Gennady Golovkin: No es justo para esta pelea el 118-110 para Canelo
Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez's promoter, said he had the fight 7-5 for Canelo over Gennady Golovkin.
Abel Sánchez, Gennady Golovkin's trainer said: Something has to be done about the judges after a controversial scorecard.
Official scorecards from all three judges.
Gennady Golovkin: "Es un espectáculo de mucho drama. Quiero agradecer a todos mis aficionados. Quiero agradecer a los aficionados Kazajistán por apoyarme y venir. Claro, quiero una revancha, esta fue una pelea real. Aún tengo mis cinturones. Aún soy el campeón".
Gennady Golovkin: "It's a big drama show. I want to thank all my fans, I want to thank all my Kazakhstan fans for supporting me, for coming out. Of course I want a rematch, this was a real fight. Look I still have all the belts, I'm still the champion."
Canelo Alvarez, right, felt he should've gotten the decision. "I thought I won the fight. I was superior inside the ring," he said. "I won at least 7…8 of the rounds. I was able to counterpunch and even make Gennady Golovkin wobble a couple of times. It's up to the people if we fight again, I feel frustrated over this draw." Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.
In 13 CompuBox-tracked fights, Gennady Golovkin landed an average of 15.6 power punches per round, but Saturday night against Canelo Alvarez he only managed to land 9.2 power punches per round.
Gennady Golovkin was gracious, even with scorecards he didn't agree with. “It’s a big drama show. I want to thank all my fans, I want to thank all my Kazakhstan fans for supporting me, for coming out. Of course I want a rematch, this was a real fight. Look I still have all the belts, I’m still the champion," he said after the fight.
Here's a list of notable bad decisions in boxing recent memory. Information provided by the ESPN Stats and Information Group: Pernell Whitaker draw Julio Cesar Chavez (1993) Chavez entered the fight 87-0 against Whitaker. The judges scored the fight majority draw, while 5 major publications all had Whitaker winning. Shane Mosley def. Oscar De La Hoya (2003) Mosley won 115-113 on all three cards despite being outlanded 127-221 in total punches. De La Hoya said he would file a protest using the numbers as the reason why he should have won on the cards. Oscar De La Hoya def. Felix Sturm (2004) De La Hoya was quoted as saying "Everything went wrong tonight." after his performance, but was awarded a 115-113 decision on all three cards. Timothy Bradley def. Manny Pacquiao (2012) Pacquiao lost by split-decision (113-115, 115-113x2) to Tim Bradley despite landing 253 total punches to Bradley's 159. Jeff Horn def. Manny Pacquiao (July) Horn entered the fight as +425 underdog and defeated Pacquiao despite landed only 15% percent of his punches.
Fans boo during the post-fight interviews, but not because of the fight, but the decision. Many felt Gennady Golovkin won the fight and the fact one judge, Adalaide Byrd, gave GGG only 2 rounds and 10 to Canelo Alvarez didn't help.
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fought to a draw in a terrific fight with scorecards of 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for GGG and 114-114.
And we go to the scorecards: 118-110 Canelo, 115-113 GGG, 114-114. We have a draw!!! I strongly disagree. GGG won that fight.
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