‘Maybe it’s the red hair?’ GGG promoter Loeffler says Canelo gets at least one big fight scorecard

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Tom Loeffler is obviously still disappointed with the scoring of the first fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez as the pair begin preparations to meet again on May 5.

Despite reports the rematch could be moved to New York, Golovkin agreed to go back to Las Vegas for a second clash, something Loeffler remains wary of following a disputed draw last September.

“Because of the first fight, both guys are at another level. That was a mega fight that delivered in the ring,” said Loeffler.

“However, Canelo seems to be getting at least one scorecard in the big fights. Maybe it’s the red hair, but he’s doing something to impress the judges.

“That’s why Gennady Golovkin and Abel Sanchez will make sure that the victory is clearer in the next fight.

“We believe GGG won the first fight. He’s going to turn up the pressure. Dr. Abel Sanchez is going to turn up the pressure, and we’ll see you Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas,” he added.

A positive test for Clenbuterol has brought even more controversy to the return fight, with Canelo under investigation as to how the banned substance entered his system.

The two-weight world champion claims it was the result of contaminated meat in his native Mexico, which has been accepted by the WBC and WBA.

Nevada State Athletic Commission officials will announce their findings soon enough, with Canelo facing a ban if it’s found he intentionally took Clenbuterol to help him lose weight.

As thing stand, it seems unlikely the Pay-Per-View encounter will fall apart due to the masses of money and levels of Clenbuterol found as both Canelo and Golovkin go through their respective camps in the United States.