Abel Sanchez Has No Fear of Canelo Packing on The Pounds

By Ryan Burton

MGM Grand, LAS VEGAS, NV -The last time we saw Gennady Golovkin in the ring he went 12 round for the first time in his career against former middleweight champion Danny Jacobs. Golovkin won a razor thin decision at Madison Square Garden in New York and retained his WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight belts.

Abel Sanchez, who's stable of fighters include Golovkin, feels that going the distance was very important for his fighter heading into this fight against Canelo Alvarez which will be by far the biggest fight of his career.

 "(He gained) the knowledge that he can go 12 rounds against a big guy and still be as effective at the end of the fight as at the beginning of the fight," explained Sanchez. 


Jacobs blew off the second day IBF weight in for the fight against Golovkin and entered the ring with a significant weight advantage. It was estimated that Jacobs weighed at least 10 pounds more than Golovkin. Jacobs' disregard for the second day weigh in was part of the reason the IBF has decided to do away with second day weigh ins for unification fights.

Canelo has also weighed more than most of his opponents when he campaigned in the super welterweight division.  Sanchez isn't concerned with what the Mexican star weighs on fight night and said that he is only concerned with what he weighs at the weigh in.

"It doesn't matter how big he gets. On September 15th at about 1 o'clock he has to be 160. As long as he makes 160 he can do whatever he wants, whatever he feels is in his best interest," said Sanchez.

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin takes place on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas strip and will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View. The telecast will start an hour earlier than most boxing pay-per-views, at 8 pm eastern.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by N!Ck F. on 09-15-2017

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;18048874]You do realized you're vouching for a dude that said, And I quote "I'd fight anyone from 154-168. ANYONE!" got a contract to fight Chavezjr at 168, no problem, he was on-board. Got a contract to fight Ward at 168,…

Comment by CLUBBER! on 09-15-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18046018]??? I'm scarred of the keyboard bully. As always you NEVER talk about boxing. You come on this site just to get back at the ppl who laughed at you in the past. How many alts you've made bow Jason…

Comment by chepboxingking on 09-15-2017

[QUOTE=N!Ck F.;18047260]BAHAHAHAHA as if you just desperately tried to use THE ONE FIGHT IN THE PAST 4 YEARS as some sort of “proof” he’s not a coward hiding at catchweights. He fought Chavez Jr, Khan, Kirkland, Cotto, Lara & Angulo…

Comment by N!Ck F. on 09-15-2017

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;18046239]Im not going to sit here and go back and forth with you, I will just point out that Canelo last fight in the 150's was not at 155, it was at 154 Vs Liam Smith for the WBO title.…

Comment by MastaBlasta on 09-14-2017

Canelo won't fight Jacobs or Charlo ever, unless someone knocks them out first.

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