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Abel Sanchez: Vanes Has Same Opportunity Buster Douglas Had

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) believes there are too many critics who are overlooking his upcoming opponent, Vanes Martirosyan.

Golovkin will face Martirosyan, a late replacement, on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Vanes stepped in to the contest a few short weeks ago, after Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was forced to withdraw after being suspended for a drug test failure from February.

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But Golovkin is becoming very frustrated as reporters are overlooking Vanes and simply asking him questionas about a potential fall rematch with Canelo.

“I am fighting Vanes, and he is a professional and not an easy fight, but all the time, it’s ‘Canelo, Canelo, Oscar, Canelo,’ and nothing else,” Golovkin said to Yahoo Sports.

“This is wrong for this sport what happened. Vanes is a worthy opponent and we should be talking about him, but instead everyone is making excuses for the guy who had the [positive] test.”

Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, also views the contest as a very dangerous fight - and compared the bout to the biggest upset in boxing history, when Buster Douglas knocked out undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

“There isn’t any pressure on Vanes because nobody expects him to win and when you have a guy with talent who can go in and fight pressure-free, that’s a dangerous guy,” Sanchez said.

“He has the same opportunity that Buster Douglas had when he fought Tyson. Nobody expected him to do anything, but look what he did. But we train our guys to be at their best, regardless of who they’re fighting. G knows Vanes from the 2004 Olympics and he knows he has to be prepared, and I think he is. Vanes is a revitalized guy getting this chance, and Gennady knows what he needs to do to get the job done.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Red Skull on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18740666]but, he did duck them..... and we are still waiting[/QUOTE] If he fights him next its not a duck, its not my fault GGG is getting greedy like the rest.

Comment by Illmatic94 on 05-05-2018

So in this scenario GGG must be Tyson right? so he is in his prime then and all that sht about slippage and getting old was nonsense. Thanks for clearing that up Abel I don't wanna hear that excuse no…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=Jack_sh*t;18740018]Nah, hasn’t raped anyone yet.[/QUOTE] except for the 97k muppets who believed all their hype/bullshht they copped a good ol rogering.... no lube..... no condom lol :lol1:

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=BombSquad;18738986]No duh, everyone knows Jacobs, Charlo, BJS, and Deryv fights are risky, but If the roided up freaks gets out the picture those fights will happen... Those fights will happen and GGG will not duck them and wait about unlike…

Comment by Jack_sh*t on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;18738271]Sooooo... Golovkin is prime Mike Tyson now? A global sensation that will leave his impact on the sport forever? Hmmmm...[/QUOTE] Nah, hasn’t raped anyone yet.

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