Abel Sanchez: Greedy Golovkin Offered Me a 'Fifth' of Normal Pay

Veteran trainer Abel Sanchez has continued to lash out, over his recent departure as head coach of former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin was trained by Sanchez for nine years, and their split caught everyone by surprise when the top level boxer took to social media to announce that he was breaking away from Sanchez.

 Golovkin is scheduled to return to the ring on June 8th, in a clash with undefeated Canadian Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


GGG recently signed a six fight deal worth $100 million with streaming service DAZN.

Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO), 37-years-old, never mentioned his exact reason for leaving Sanchez - other than wanting to "better" himself.

“I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to better myself,” Golovkin wrote. “Therefore, I will not be training with Abel Sanchez. This was not an easy decision for me and it is not a reflection of Abel’s professional abilities. He is a great trainer, a loyal trainer and a Hall of Fame trainer.”

But Sanchez claims the split was 100% about money.

In the aftermath of signing his major deal with DAZN, GGG allegedly offered Sanchez a serious cut in pay.

He was previously earning the industry norm of 10% of Golovkin's purse.

Sanchez claims the pay cut was "substantial" - and it was a "take it or leave it" offer.

“Big money makes greedy people,” said Sanchez to the Los Angeles Times. “It’s all about money. I was given a take-it-or-leave-it offer to take one-fifth of what I was earning before. "I did my part, did my job."

According to Sanchez, he met with Golovkin and his lawyer on March 19 - when they informed him that the boxer was restructuring things and Sanchez would have to get a paid a new "fix amount" instead of a percentage deal.

“Unfortunately, it seems that things do not change in this business – greedy and ungrateful people and no honor,” Sanchez said to Robert Morales. “He signs a $100 million contract and insults me with a number that my dignity and pride just won’t allow me to just take it or leave it on a crazy new number for a trainer pay-wise.”

Sanchez was never provided with an answer for the pay cut.

He sent Golovkin a counter-proposal - and never received any response.

"Give me something so I can sleep at night," Sanchez said. "The lack of communication was incredible."

Then on Tuesday, Golovkin and his brother informed Sanchez that he was being replaced.

"I thanked him, said OK, followed my guys on their 55-minute run, and he was gone," Sanchez said. "I knew this was inevitable weeks ago. But I think it's unfortunate after he signed a $100 million contract … it's disheartening and heartbreaking about the honor of man. I never try to sugar-coat anything, and I always expect the same of everyone."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by low blows on 04-29-2019

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;19691244]I don't think Sanchez contributed much to GGG skill wise. He just seems like an ole go through the motions type trainer. Similar to Virgil Hunter, Nothing special. With or without Abel's training I think GGG's record would be the…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-28-2019

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19700704]Well if that happens I hope you enjoy the orgasm your sure to have. Just remember to [B]flush away the evidence[/B] and zip up your fly.[/QUOTE] " evidence "..... ? you mean, like this.....

Comment by TonyGe on 04-28-2019

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19700676]speaking of things that blow up in your face..... you just wait until Abel starts spilling the beans about Golovkin I am going to jump on the opportunity to remind you how stupid you are[/QUOTE] Well if that happens I…

Comment by TonyGe on 04-28-2019

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19700669]they did so because they were FORCED to, and it took MONTHS it took sooooo long, that it cost Team Bullshlt a fight date they willingly split the pot fairly with Brook/Hearn, because they actually wanted to fight Kell Brook.....…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-28-2019

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19700636]They DID pay him more.. This is simply astonishing at the lenghts you go to to shade Golovkin. How about Jacobs taking less to get the fight done and fighting it out to see who is #1 at Middleweight. He…

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