Abel Sanchez Believes Cuadras Can Dominate at Super Flyweight

By Miguel Rivera

Veteran trainer Abel Sanchez, who is best known for his work with middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, is confident that in 2018 former world champion Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KOs) will once again dominate the super flyweight division.

Cuadras recently hired Sanchez as his new head trainer to reclaim some lost footing in his weight class after close decision losses to Juan Franciso Estrada and Roman Gonzalez.

Sanchez said he hopes to work with him on specific details that have more to do with the physical than with the technical, as he considers him a very tough fighter.

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Sanchez revealed that this week he began working on the physical conditioning of Cuadras, who had asked to gradually approach the weight limit of the division and not leave everything until the last few weeks to drop the weight, which may have also been affecting him in the past.

"Cuadras started this week with the strongest part of the training camp. We plan to work on it as we work with others... first the physical part and then in the next month add things so that he is a more complete fighter than he already is," said Sanchez to ESPN Desportes.

"In the physical part I think he needs work, because in the last fight (with Juan Francisco Estrada) he got a little tired, but he had started well."

With good physical work, Abel believes that Cuadras can once again dominate 115 pounds.

"He can definitely dominate at 115 pounds. He has work with the weight every day, before the fight he has to arrive with better weight, he has to work as a super flyweight must work for a fight. We already started working to lose a little weight every day to get him in good shape," Sanchez said.

Finally, he said of McWilliams Arroyo, the opponent for Cuadras on February 24th at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

"Arroyo is a good fighter, he's coming back from giving a good performance against  Chocolatito - but since we're going to prepare Cuadras - I think he will not have a chance. The sparring will be ideal and he will arrive very well prepared to prove that he can be the star that I think he will be," Sanchez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bronx7 on 12-30-2017

Choco said he admires GGG camp how he trains and loves the style Sanchez teaches

Comment by bronx7 on 12-30-2017

Perfect style for Sanchez to fine tune. Choco next. Fine tunes effective aggression, gets stamina to maximum gives Cuadras best chance at winning

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 12-29-2017

[QUOTE=R_Walken;18370079]He has a chance Personally thought he edged out Chocolatitio when he fought him and he started off good against Estrada but faded towards the end He should be in the mix going forward[/QUOTE] exactly how I saw it. Cuadras…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 12-29-2017

Even if you had him winning against Choco - he didn't "dominate" and he clearly lost to Estrada... I would love to see the rematch with Rungvisai if he beats Estrada - but I do not see domination at all…

Comment by R_Walken on 12-29-2017

He has a chance Personally thought he edged out Chocolatitio when he fought him and he started off good against Estrada but faded towards the end He should be in the mix going forward

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