Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum saw IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) as the clear winner over Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) last September at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight saw both boxers have their moments, but in the end it was scored as a twelve round split draw.
The official judges had it 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin and 114-114 for the draw.
Now the rematch is scheduled for May 5th, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend, with the location to be determined.
Arum felt Golovkin easily won at least eight rounds of the first contest - making his scored 116-112 in favor the champion.
"I had Golovkin winning eight rounds to four. I thought that Golovkin gave away a round or two in the beginning and may have lost a round or two at the end, but he won everything in the middle and it wasn't even close," Arum stated in a Reddit chat.
"You have to understand, I've been in boxing for a very long time and people see things differently. Just because I saw the fight one way doesn't mean others couldn't see it some other way. I just think based on how I viewed it, Golovkin won and won quite easily.
The scorecard of 118-110, in favor of Canelo, created a firestorm from the boxing public.
Because of the public pressure, Las Vegas judge Adelaide Byrd was put on the sidelines for a few months.
Arum explains that he doesn't believe in the theory that Byrd's scorecard was influenced by a third party.
"Let me say this...I don't believe that there is widespread corruption as far as bribing judges. Can there be instances where they've been bribed? Probably. It is unfair to point out that some women have had ludicrous scorecards and therefore the allegation is that they've been bribed, but that's insane," Arum said.
"If they were really bribed, they wouldn't have a scorecard that was so out of line! Think Adelaide Byrd's scorecard with Canelo winning 10 of 12 rounds, which was absurd! The fact that it was so absurd should convince everyone she wasn't bribed."