A report from FOX 5 in Las Vegas indicated the Nevada State Athletic Commission didn't select Byrd to work UFC 216, though the decision was made prior to Canelo-GGG and had nothing to do with her scorecard on Saturday. The fight ended in a split draw. In March, he showed he could go the distance and win over Daniel Jacobs but their 12-round fight snapped a string of 23 consecutive knockouts for Golovkin.
With the way Byrd scored it, there are now insinuations of corruption at play.
Before the judges' scorecards were read, Showtime's three on-air commentators all agreed that Whitaker had won the fight by a clear margin.
"This what they get", Arum said.
"Regardless of whether we have a rematch clause or not I feel that all of us want to do the rematch anyway". Golovkin is a pressure fighter who relentlessly stalks his opponents and bombards them with his fiery heavy-hitting fists.
Two judges scored scored the competitive bout 116-112 in favor of Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs), who fought off a late surge from Donaire.
"A lot of people are not understanding 118-110, just like myself", De La Hoya said during the post-fight news conference.
"I think Gennady won the bout". So I'll sit down with Eric.
But what we all can agree on was the quality of an excellent fight, two fantastic boxing talents displayed everything great about this sport.
"We are definitely open to it". A rematch is more than likely to happen, though there is no date set yet.
Following the draw, Golovkin retained his World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organization Middleweight championships. "We can't put Gennady's career on hold, but [a rematch] is the priority", he told Sky Sports. There's no way. One guy was the lock for most of the fight.
Canelo stated that his next fight would take place in May of 2018, during Cinco De Mayo weekend.
Cotto is also promoted by Golden Boy. "We did exactly what we prepared for", he said.
"If [Trella] didn't have a draw we wouldn't be talking about [Byrd's] scorecard".
Though he pressed the action and consequently took plenty of shots throughout the gripping twelve-rounder, there were moments in which Golovkin seemed surprisingly and uncharacteristically hesitant.
Follow along as we are taken through every shot which landed. "It's too risky", Gomez said. "That's what merits a rematch".
The judge whom many are blaming for tipping the scales out of Golovkin's favor, Adalaide Byrd, has been asked to stay away from elite boxing for a period of time.