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Published: 00:08 | 12/9/18

Canelo v GGG 2: Golovkin wary of judges


Gennady Golovkin admits he doesn't have full faith in the judges ahead of Saturday's world middleweight title rematch against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Las Vegas.

The first world middleweight title fight between the pair in Las Vegas in September ended in a controversial draw, with one judge scoring it 118-110 for Alvarez, another 115-113 for Golovkin and the third a 114-114 draw.

Judge Adalaide Byrd gave Alvarez 10 of the 12 rounds, Dave Moretti awarded Golovkin a 115-113 score, while Don Trella went against both Moretti and Byrd by awarding the seventh round to Alvarez in his 114-114 judgment.

Of the three judges, only Moretti will be on the three-man panel for Saturday's rematch Canelo v GGG 2 rematch at the T-Mobile Arena, which will be shown live and free for all eir sport subscribers on eir sport 1 on Saturday, 15 September [coverage starts at 11.30pm].

The Nevada Athletic Commission has appointed veteran judges Glenn Feldman and Steve Weisfeld to replace Byrd and Trella, but GGG still fears the decision could go against him on Saturday.

"It's a very interesting situation for me, them changing all the judges," Golovkin told the LA Times.

"This is better for boxing and I believe it’s better for fans. Still, I don’t believe in it 100 percent."

Asked if he belives the judges will score the bout fairly, Golovkin said, "No, because this is business. I believe that in my heart."

Kazakh Golovkin, unbeaten in 39 fights, retained his WBA, WBC and IBF titles following the draw at the T-Mobile Arena,  and defended his titles for a record-breaking 20th time when he knocked out Vanes Martirosyan in May.

The fight between Gennady Golovkin versus Saul "Canelo" Alvarez for the WBA [Super], WBC, IBO, The Ring and lineal middleweight titles will be shown exclusively live and free for all eir sport subscribers on eir sport 1 on 15 September [coverage starts at 11.30pm].

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