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Loeffler tells De La Hoya to watch Canelo-GGG2 on Sat. to check HBO scores


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By Sean Jones: Tom Loeffler took a shot at Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya on Friday in reminding him to watch the replay of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 rematch on HBO Boxing on Saturday night so that he can check out the scores by HBO scorer Harold Lederman, who scored the fight for GGG eight rounds to four.

HBO World Championship Boxing woll be showing Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 replay on Saturday night on September 22 at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.

If the idea is to make De La Hoya feel guilty about Canelo’s questionable victory over GGG, I don’t know if it’s going to work. De La Hoya seems to be quite happy with Canelo’s big win, as there are enough boxing fans that believe that he deserved the victory to make it appear that it wasn’t a total robbery. Fighters like Andre Ward, Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia all believe that Alvarez deserved he win over Golovkin. Unfortunately for De La Hoya, there aren’t enough guys like those three to give Canelo the credit that he otherwise would normally deserve. The problem is Golovkin is the one that took over the fight in the second part of the contest, and he had Alvarez hurt in rounds 10 and 11. Canelo caved in completely in the last six rounds. A lot of boxing fans feel that Triple G won the last six rounds along with one or two of the first six rounds to give him a win by 8 rounds to 4 or 7 to 5.

Canelo’s 12 round majority decision over previously unbeaten Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO) hasn’t been accepted by a lot of people that saw the fight. They felt that Canelo was given a win that he didn’t deserve. They see it as a second robbery of Golovkin, who was given a 12 round draw in his first fight with Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KOs) last year on September 16 at the same venue at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canelo doesn’t plan on fighting GGG in a third fight in his next fight in December. Golovkin will need to

chase Canelo for the time being until the Mexican star and his promoters at Golden Boy decide they want to make the third fight.

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