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Sanchez: Golovkin a Little Angry Vegas Favors The House Fighter

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.

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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.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Boxing Trufe on 10-02-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;19125859]so why can't he beat him convincingly? Why did so many at ringside have him losing? Why was he outlanded in 18 of the 24 rounds that they fought? See, this is what makes it impossible to tolerate…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 09-22-2018

I wonder if GGG is a little upset that his own trainer now seems to favor the house fighter? John David Sanchez Abel Jackson

Comment by icha on 09-22-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Trufe;19128861]GGG won the fight again, but the fix was in, same as these other fights favoring a protected fighter who is marketed specifically to certain demographics in need of a hero: Kovalev vs Ward robbery favoring black fighter in…

Comment by Boxing Trufe on 09-22-2018

GGG won the fight again, but the fix was in, same as these other fights favoring a protected fighter who is marketed specifically to certain demographics in need of a hero: Kovalev vs Ward robbery favoring black fighter in USA…

Comment by kushking on 09-22-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;19126547]So admit you were wrong about Lomachenko getting a world title in his debut? Cool.[/QUOTE] A belt is still a belt. Ask ggg/AJ who didn't drop that pos IBO "belt". & The international WBO is the belt that entitled loma…

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