Saunders: Golovkin Must KO Canelo or He Will Get Robbed

By Miguel Rivera

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders believes IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC world champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) needs to a knockout victory in order to defeat Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Golovkin defended his titles against Canelo back on September 16th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The contest ended in controversial twelve round split draw.

There was a loud outcry from fans and media, after one of the three official judges had scored it 118-110 for Canelo - a scorecard that Canelo's own promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, openly criticized.

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Most experts saw bout as a close contest, with the majority viewing Golovlin as the deserved winner. Canelo and his handlers believe they should have been given the verdicts and the titles.

There are now ongoing discussions to make a rematch for May 5th, Cinco De Mayo weekend. Neither of the boxers would take an interim-bout to prepare for the rematch.

The two sides are reportedly close to deal and hope to finalize the remaining details in the very near future so they can begin to promote the pay-per-view bout.

If the rematch takes place, it will likely land back in Las Vegas and Saunders expects Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) to get the victory, regardless of what happens during the fight - if the contest goes to the judges. 

"Golovkin must go out there and knock him out, because if they go to the cards they will give the fight to Canelo, even if he loses," Saunders told Fox Deportes.

Saunders is waiting for the outcome of their negotiations. If the discussions fall apart, then the British fighter could very well become a player to land Canelo or Golovkin in the new year.

Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) made a statement last weekend, when he traveled over to Canada to dominate former IBF world champion David Lemieux over twelve rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The D3vil on 12-27-2017

[QUOTE=kafkod;18362818]B .. b .. but . ... that wasn't a real Mexican crowd doe .. place was full of GGGtards pretending to be Mexican ... like their idol :lol1:[/QUOTE] Oh yeah, I'm sure the crowd was full of Kazakhs and…

Comment by kafkod on 12-26-2017

[QUOTE=The D3vil;18362639]You see they're ignoring this, right?[/QUOTE] B .. b .. but . ... that wasn't a real Mexican crowd doe .. place was full of GGGtards pretending to be Mexican ... like their idol :lol1:

Comment by Ray Corso on 12-26-2017

"Golovkin Must KO Canelo or He Will Get Robbed".......... ...........or GGG gets out pointed for real this time if Canelo steps up and fights more often. He simply ran to much in the first bout. I think this a true…

Comment by The D3vil on 12-26-2017

[QUOTE=kafkod;18360653]BJS is talking nothing but the truth here. [SIZE="7"][COLOR="Red"]An Arena full of Mexican fans booed Canelo and cheered Golovkin after their fight.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/QUOTE] You see they're ignoring this, right?

Comment by Gennadyevichggg on 12-26-2017

B b but saunders hasn't washed his ma's caravan doe

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