The fight community is generally delighted with the news tonight that two of the world’s best middleweights will duke it out again, but they’ve got one thing on their mind at the same time.
The first fight proved controversial because of one particular judge that ended up seeing the overall contest scored a draw, with most feeling Golovkin deserved to win the fight on the night, on balance.
Coming into the second fight this hot potato is on everyone’s mind it seems following the news tonight (including Golovkin himself first up):
— Gennady Golovkin (@GGGBoxing) January 29, 2018
Even if @GGGBoxing knocked him out cold, it would still be a draw.
— Iain J (@iainricho) January 29, 2018
— Rob I (@Irobpkr) January 29, 2018
It’d be better if judges did score it, not Golden Boy employees. Sorry, I meant contractors. Calling them Employees would make it unethical.
— Alex Godinez (@TheAlexGodinez) January 29, 2018
So get rid of the judges and just let them fight. Or you could hire competent judges.
— AerialPenn_MMA (@AerialPennMMA) January 29, 2018
Another rigged fight or what
— AYO KRIZ (@KrizTheAnswer) January 29, 2018
The judging in this is obviously going to be scrutinised incredibly following the first fight.
If it is the Nevada State Athletic Commission regulating the fight in Vegas again, one suspects they will take every measure to ensure a fair decision is arrived at for May 5th.