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Golovkin's Trainer Ranks Him Behind Hopkins, Robinson

By Edward Chaykovsky

Trainer Abel Sanchez has a very high opinion of his feared middleweight, IBO/WBA champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26KOs). He views Golovkin as being the best middleweight boxer in the history of the division, behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins.

For his statement to hold some worth, he says Golovkin must continue to be impressive against the upper tier boxers in his weight division. Golovikn faces his stiffest test on July 26th, when he takes on two-time middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16KOs) at New York's Madison Square Garden.

"Ranking him behind the two people that you just mentioned, we hope to get the kind of fights that would showcase him to prove that statement that I made.  He definitely needs to fight Daniel in the same manner as some of the past opponents," Sanchez said.

"But Danny possesses the ability to go twelve rounds and I think that is going to be the big issue – to see if he can control a man and dominate a man that is used to going twelve rounds.  For Daniel to go to Germany to win those two world titles says a lot about Daniel and we’ve got a fight on our hands to propel him to that level that I told you about."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Koba-Grozny on 07-22-2014

[QUOTE=mathed;14784795]I agree, this dude has one of the biggest mouths out of any trainer out there. GGG is afraid to move up and challenge 168 pounders when he spars LHW's and would rather have 154 pounders move up to face…

Comment by mathed on 07-21-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14784080]Bro, have you seen some of the sh*t he says? Sure he is not as obnoxious as Angel Garcia. But some of the stuff this cat says is like come on! Seriously? I started noticing when he first…

Comment by Nay_Sayer on 07-21-2014

[QUOTE=royjonesjrKTFO;14782090]Hopkins' 20 weak defenses against mediocre fighters, the kind GGG is currently destroying. Tito and Oscar don't count, they were Welterweights, two weight classes smaller.[/QUOTE] Glen Johnson? Keith Holmes? William Joppy? Antwon Echols? All better than ANYONE Triple Duck has…

Comment by Nay_Sayer on 07-21-2014

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;14781665]I think Triple G would destroy Hopkins if there was VADA blood testing for the fight... Too bad Tito or Oscar didn't demand random blood testing for their fights...[/QUOTE] Lol. Triple Duck wouldn't see the 7th round...

Comment by Nicolino on 07-21-2014

[QUOTE=lets rumble;14781530]does he forget about marvin hagler[/QUOTE] and Monzon...

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