While, arguably, the biggest boxing fight of the year ended in controversy it ended up being the best likely outcome for all involved business wise.
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin's meeting inside the squared circle last month ended in a highly controversial Majority Draw decision. While the beginning of the fight saw the two knockout artists exchange in a fairly back-and-forth fight, the majority of viewers believed that Golovkin emerged victorious due to his sheer dominance in the latter half of the fight.
In the end, however, one judge scored the fight correctly in favor of Golovkin, the other in a head-scratching lopsided favor to Canelo, and the third a draw, thus resulting in a Majority Draw decision. After the controversial finish, a rematch between the pair is expected to go down as soon as Cinco De Mayo in 2018.
Each man has expressed great interest in rematching the other as their very next fight inside the ring, and although the boxing world has already seen how a fight between the two plays out inside the ring they remain split on how they believe a rematch would go.
Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, recently spoke to Boxing Scene to discuss the rematch and said that it's 'absolutely' the Golovkin camp's top priority:
"Absolutely, it's the priority," said Loeffler. "Golden Boy Promotions would like to do it, HBO would like to do it; Golden Boy will talk to Canelo. The fans want to see it again, it was a successful event, they both gave everything in the ring and they both want the fight."
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman is also pushing for the rematch to happen, despite the fact that he and Canelo haven't always seen eye to eye, and claimed that it's the fight that the boxing world wants to see:
"It is the fight that the world wants to see, it is the fight that the two fighters want to have, they have expressed it publicly and that is why we have made the decision [to order the rematch], to give the world the fight that we want," said Sulaiman.
"That fight reminded me of Carlos Monzón with Nino Benvenuti, Azumah Nelson-Jeff Fenech, Michael Spinks-Larry Holmes, Erik Morales-Marco Barrera and many other great moments in the history of the WBC."
What are your thoughts on Golovkin's promoter labelling his rematch with Canelo as his top priority? How do you think a rematch between the two knockout artists will play out? Do you think it's possible that Golovkin could get robbed once again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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