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Abel Sanchez: Golovkin is Already 37 - Not A lot of Time To Adjust

Abel Sanchez, the former longtime trainer of IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin, is not surprised that his former student is not exactly showing any new wrinkles in his game.

Earlier this year, Sanchez and Golovkin had a tense parting of ways - after being unable to agree to a new financial agreement. Sanchez claimed that he was offered a significant cut in pay.

After their discussions fell apart, Golovkin hired Johnathon Banks, who was best known for training Wladimir Klitschko and Cecilia Braekhus.

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Golovkin's last bout with Sanchez, was the twelve round majority decision loss to Canelo Alvarez in September 2018.

The first bout with Banks took place, when Golovkin stopped overmatched Steve Rolls - but Rolls was still able to land some punches before the stoppage came.

And the earlier this month, Golovkin barely escaped with a close twelve round unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Golovkin took a lot of punches in the contest and there were some observers who felt Derevyanchenko had done enough to walk away with the victory.

Some observers pointed the finger at Banks - but Sanchez is not one of them. He believes Golovkin, at 37, is just set in his ways.

"I believe that Golovkin trained for nine years with me in a certain way and now he is doing it differently... it is not Banks' fault, but the adaptation [to his training] is lacking," Sanchez told ESPN Deportes.

"I think that the results of Banks' work with Golovkin is going to be seen in two or three fights. The only problem is that Golovkin is already 37 years old and he doesn't have a lot of time for that adjustment."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by HTown Killer on 10-25-2019

Its funny man u speak on him switching to southpaw since he's left handed an u can tell his left hand is faster an he's more comfortable throwing that left hand against faster fighters like jacobs an canelo. It jus…

Comment by HTown Killer on 10-25-2019

Like I said before in another post GGG did himself in by trying to look cute using head movement while in mid-range which is his game he should've jus been popping that jab instead of waiting for dervy to come…

Comment by MASTER OF you on 10-25-2019

37 but still hasn't been beaten yet!

Comment by HTown Killer on 10-25-2019

Man people are forgetting all about GGG being comfortable an looking like the same guy those 1st two rds he busted up dervy but yea I ain't trying to make excuses for GGG but he ain't slowing down its all…

Comment by TonyGe on 10-24-2019

I've been critical of Sanchez for his single minded style he had Golovkin fighting but he's telling the truth here. Oscar said the same thing about himself recalling what it was like after he switched to Roach.

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