Abel Sanchez Sees Golovkin Taking Serious Damage In Canelo Trilogy
IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will be hoping to get his revenge when he faces Boxing Star Canelo Alvarez in their their third meeting which is tentatively scheduled for September.
However GGG’s former trainer Abel Sanchez, who trained the Kazakhstani knockout artist for almost a decade believes that his former student might be subjected to some serious damge, if he shares the ring again with Canelo.
Sanchez and GGG both went separate ways in 2019, after both couldn’t come to a financial agreement that will prolong their relationship, which led to his replacement. GGG is now trained by Johnathon Banks.
“This one maybe will hurt. Not because I’m not with him, but [this time it could] hurt because he gets hurt. [The trilogy is] not only the most significant, it’s the most dangerous because you’re talking about a guy who is at his peak now and believes he can do the same thing to Gennadiy that he did to Kovalev,” Sanchez explained to The Athletic’s Pug and Copp podcast.
“[Canelo] baited, baited, baited and waited for that right moment and it was destructive. I would hate to see Gennadiy go into that fight… or I would rather not see the fight than to see Gennadiy succumb to something like that, not being prepared physically and mentally.”
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GGG and Canelo both fought to a controversial split draw back in September 2017 and in the rematch one year later, Canelo emerged winner with a split decision that equally meant, he took home all the Middleweight titles in the Kazakhstan’s possession.
Golovkin won the IBF with a unanimous decision victory over Sergey Derevyanchenko in October last year but that didn’t come easy as he had to go through some serious damage.
Canelo on the other hand, has been moving through divisions, winning titles. He moved up two divisions in his last outing to knock out long reigning WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in the eleventh round of their fight in November.
Canelo Alvarez was preparing for a fight with WBO Super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders before the Corona Virus pandemic began, which has forced all Boxing activities to a halt. The Mexican has so far vacated the light heavyweight title he won from Kovalev and doesn’t have plans fighting in that weigh division.
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