K2 Promotions' Tom Loeffler, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), is not ruling out the possibility of Las Vegas playing host to the rematch with Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) - which is being targeted for Cinco De Mayo weekend in May of next year.
The two boxers fought last month at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, with a controversial twelve round split draw being rendered by the official judges.
Judge Dave Moretti had the fight 115–113 for Golovkin, Don Trella scored it 114-114, and Adalaide Byrd created a post-fight frenzy with her wide scorecard of 118–110 in favor of Canelo.
While the fight lived up to the hype, everyone is still focused on the scoring done by Byrd.
Golovkin and his handlers, and a portion of the boxing public, believe he did enough to win win a decision. The action was close and competitive, but Golovkin feels that he was robbed of a victory.
Before the fight would head to Vegas, Loeffler like to have a meeting with Nevada State Athletic Commission head Bob Bennett to discuss their concerns.
As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, Loeffler does not lay the scoring blame simply on Byrd. He didn't like what he felt was a scoring error made by Trella.
“It really wasn’t a question in our mind,” Loeffler recently told MMAjunkie Radio. “It was a great event, it lived up to all the hype – the action in the ring lived up to the billing. It’s just unfortunate that people are talking about the scoring instead of the fight itself.”
“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. He’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.”
“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,” Loeffler said. “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 Adelaide 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.”