Loeffler: Canelo-GGG II Not Likely In Nevada
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is one of the most scrutinized in the country, especially following the events following the Canelo Alvarez Gennady Golovkin fight in September.
The issue surrounding the scoring of the fight, where Dave Moretti had it 115-113 for Golovkin, Don Trella 114-114, and Adalaide Byrd who scored the fight 118-110 for Alvarez, which incensed fight fans and commentators across the world.
That scoring issue seems to have put a sour taste in the mouth of Golovkin, who had his first and possibly only fight in Nevada with Alvarez. It also bother Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler. Loeffler is confident that a rematch will take place (rumored to be in May of 2018), yet Nevada may not be the home for it, per Loeffler’s comments to MMAJunkie Radio.
“We’ll sit down with Bob (Bennett) and there are some things we’d want to address if the fight goes back to Vegas – we won’t rule out Vegas, but I know there was some hesitation from the ‘GGG’ side… (GGG’s) never had that issue when he’s fought in California or New York or even in London. We just want to make sure it’s a fair playing field for both sides.”
Loeffler isn’t laying blame to everyone. He’s commended judge Dave Moretti and referee Kenny Bayless. Well placed scorn of Byrd aside, Loeffler also looks at Don Trella as a source of a potential issue.
“Dave Moretti, who’s from Nevada, had ‘GGG’ winning by a point, and we thought either one round or two rounds (ahead for ‘GGG’) was the right score… And then Don Trella, who’s actually a neutral judge form Connecticut, he scored the seventh round, which I thought was one of Gennady’s best rounds of the fight, he scored that for Canelo, and that’s how he came up with a draw. So even though Adalaide Byrd took a lot of heat because or her wide score, had Don Trella scored it the way Dave Moretti scored it, we wouldn’t be talking about this.”