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Vitali Klitschko explains how Canelo and Golovkin can avoid contentious decision in rematch

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Former WBC heavyweight Vitali Kiltschko has claimed there is a simple solution for Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez to avoid another contentious judges decision, a knockout victory.

Klitschko, who retired in 2012, had 45 wins in his career, with 41 of them coming via knockout.

Canelo challenged Golovkin, the IBF, IBO, WBC and WBA middleweight champion on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After 12 rounds of action, the fight ended in a controversial draw, with scores of 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin and 114-114 for the draw.

"In the types of fights like Canelo and Golovkin you can always expect a lot of emotion, because it's a fight where [both boxers] have a lot of ability. But, bad decisions have always been present [in boxing], there is always someone who is not happy with the result... only now there are a lot more [bad decisions happening]," Klitschko said, as per Boxing Scene.

"But if you can knock out your opponents, you will never have problems with the judges... right there, a small and easy answer to that problem."

In the light of the controversy surrounding this fight, World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has proposed introducing some form of technology to assist judges when scoring rounds.

One of these proposals is for judges to wear noise-cancelling headphones during the fight to block out any crowd noise, something which could alter the way a judge scores a round.

It is a concept Klitschko can see working.

He added: "I support the proposal of Mauricio to add some technology ... he is someone who is involved in boxing every day. He knows what is needed. For

"For fights you have to be very objective and if these elements help make the task of these human beings easier, I see no problem.

Boxing has been plagued with contentious decisions in recent years, and crowd noise may play a part as a vociferous crowd could influence the judges with their intense levels of noise and support towards one particular fighter.

But before that becomes common practice the likes of Alvarez and Golovkin will need to focus their attention on securing a knockout to keep the decision away from the judges.

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Topics:
Boxing
Saul Alvarez
Floyd Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao
Vitali Klitschko
Middleweight

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