Abel Sanchez, trainer for middleweight contender Gennady Golovkin, feels strongly that his boxer did enough to win last Saturday's rematch with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Canelo and Golovkin fought toe to toe in a highly competitive contest for twelve rounds, with the Mexican star securing a twelve round majority decision at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scores were 114-114 for the draw, and two cards of 115-113 for Canelo.
Last September, at the same venue, they fought to a controversial twelve round split draw.
Sanchez has spoken with Golovkin about the loss, and the once-beaten boxer feels Las Vegas will always favor the money draw of the contest.
"Every team always feels like they won the fight when they lose. We feel we won, everyone seems to think we won, except the two judges that scored the 12th for Canelo. Al Bernstein watched the fight without the commentators and he scored the 12th easily for Golovkin, so of course we felt like we won, we felt like we won that night," Sanchez stated during an 'Ask Anything' interview session on Reddit.
"He's disappointed, a little angry that Vegas seems to favor the house fighter. There's nothing we can do to change the decision, so we discussed how we're going to...how we're gonna approach questions about it. We feel Gennady is the people's champion, the people feel he won, so that's what we're thinking."
Sanchez wants a third fight to happen, hopefully in May of 2019.
Should a third fight happen, Sanchez is not concerned about the possibility of Canelo making further adjustments in a trilogy meeting.
"For me to say major adjustments would be dissing the effort by Canelo. What adjustments can Canelo make to do better? They were separated by one round. In the first fight, if you take out the ridiculous score by Adelaide Byrd, one round separates. Same thing second fight, one round separates them," Sanchez said.