GGG: Judges Killed Boxing In First Canelo Fight
In his latest blog for HBO, leading up to the premiere of Canelo/GGG 24/7, Gennady Golovkin made the claim that the judges nearly killed the sport of boxing in his first fight with Canelo Alvarez.
“It was terrible. It was terrible for me. It was terrible for the people. Of course it was terrible for the sport…for the sport of boxing, because statistics showed I landed more punches,” Golovkin told HBO. “The fans saw I wanted to fight and Canelo did not want to fight. The fans who watched it live saw the judges bringing crazy scorecards. When the decision was announced, everyone was saying, “Oh, come on! This is not real! This is not true!”
“Everybody was very mad because these people, the judges, killed the sport that night. This time, the world will be watching the fight and the judges. Judges hurt the sport of boxing that day. Maybe the judges had a bad day. This is business.”
For the first time in his career, Golovkin faces an opponent for the second time, and while it is a “new situation” for the middleweight title holder, he’s excited.“This is my first rematch. I’m very excited because this fight is a completely different situation for us and for the fans,” said Golovkin.
“Canelo is my most important fight because he is my next fight. That is the only thing that makes Canelo special. There was nothing special about him in the first fight. He did not fight Mexican Style like he promised. Over the last twelve months, Canelo has showed everyone his true self.”