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Golovkin's Trainer: Broner's Past Competition Lackluster

Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson

Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA/IBO middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, says Adrien Broner's past competition was lackluster and didn't properly prepare him for a very tough opponent like Marcos Maidana. Last month Maidana (35-3, 31KOs) scored an upset twelve round unanimous decision over Broner (27-1, 22KOs) to capture the WBA welterweight crown. Broner, a former three division champion, was dropped twice and  took punishment in the loss.

"I think Adrien did not have the difficult fights along the way to prepare him for Maidana. Maidana is a seasoned veteran, he's been through all the wars, Maidana has been in the tough fights. I'm sure Maidana has been in fights where he wanted to sit on the stool and not come out. Broner never had that. Broner had a spoon-fed repertoire that didn't prepare him for the difficult guys like Maidana, Matthysse, Garcia, and even Peterson. Those are seasoned guys, that when the going gets tough they are going to suck it up. Adrien I think panicked in the beginning. When he panicked he started fighting Maidana's fight," Sanchez said.

>>>>Sanchez Talks Further on Broner, and Then Maidana<<<<

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lutenco on 01-05-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14101880]The sad thing is that Broner's resume is better than Golovkin's. At last he fought the likes of Antonio DeMarco and Daniel Ponce de Leon.[/QUOTE]ahahahahahahahahha,infact he lost with PONCE DE LEON too!!!Give me a call when other mid. champs will…

Comment by dc3383 on 01-05-2014

Abel is in New York right now looking for the cab driver for GGG

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-05-2014

The sad thing is that Broner's resume is better than Golovkin's. At last he fought the likes of Antonio DeMarco and Daniel Ponce de Leon.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 01-05-2014

[QUOTE=Keitha313;14101508]GGG never moved up two weight divisions to avoid all potential competitive fights now did he? Pot calling the kettle black? Hardly so, GGG wants the hard fights it just so happens people know how good he is he is…

Comment by Bumdre Ward on 01-04-2014

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;14099448]Abel is correct, but AB's comp were belt holders too. Who is GGG fighting next??? See what i'm sayin'...the pot callin' the kettle black!!![/QUOTE] GGG never moved up two weight divisions to avoid all potential competitive fights now did he?…

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