GGG vs Canelo: Lessons learned

Gennady Golovkin, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez - If you listened to Teddy Atlas’s incessant claims of corruption in boxing as a result of Adalaide Byrd’s bogus 118-110 score for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, you might have lost a bit of faith in the sport. How can two of the best fighters in the world risk so much to give the fans exactly what they’ve been craving for the last 18 months, yet fall victims to another case of dubious officiating in the sport of boxing? How can the Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett defend Byrd’s scorecard as simply an official who had a “bad day”? Where is the justice for Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who appeared to just about everyone to have done enough to win more than 2 rounds against Canelo?

If you listened to Teddy Atlas’s incessant claims of corruption in boxing as a result of Adalaide Byrd’s bogus 118-110 score for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, you might have lost a bit of faith in the sport. How can two of the best fighters in the world risk so much to give the fans exactly what they’ve been craving for the last 18 months, yet fall victims to another case of dubious officiating in the sport of boxing? How can the Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett defend Byrd’s scorecard as simply an official who had a “bad day”? Where is the justice for Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who appeared to just about everyone to have done enough to win more than 2 rounds against Canelo?

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