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Banks Confident He'll Have GGG Ready When Canelo Trilogy Happens

Johnathon Banks, the head trainer for IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin, wants his boxer to get a trilogy crack for a third meeting with Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

They fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in September 2017.  

The rematch, which took place a year later, saw Canelo win a very close twelve round majority draw.

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Banks is not in favor of Golovkin, now 38-years-old, going directly to a trilogy with Canelo.

Golovkin has been inactive since last October, when he won a very vicious war with Sergiy Derevyanchenko. 

Both Banks and his boxer want to follow through with a mandatory defense against challenger Kamil Szeremeta.

Banks, who studied the first two meetings with Canelo very carefully, does want the rematch to happen in the near future.

"I'm a fan who wants it as well," Banks told Sky Sports. "I have a lot of information from the first fights.

"Canelo has also made adjustments every fight so I can't stare at their previous fights and think: 'This is how it will go'. It's good to watch their previous fights but not good to focus on, because each fighter looks different now. Those fights are not a blueprint to say: 'This is what we will do'."

Golovkin was trained for both bouts by Abel Sanchez. He parted ways with Sanchez in early 2019.

Banks has now trained Golovkin for his last two fights and explains that every fighter is different when it comes to taking direction, especially from a new coach.

"Take Wladimir Klitschko for example. I'd tell him: 'We need to do X, Y and Z'. Wladimir would say: 'Do you really think so?' I would explain my reasons then he'd say: 'Okay, I agree, let's do it'. But Cecilia Braekhus wouldn't say anything back except: 'Okay'. Different fighters say different things. I like to have a conversation with my fighter to see how they feel. Because talking about a game-plan and actually doing it are two different things," Banks said.

"Gennadiy loves getting feedback on his ideas. I told him: 'This isn't my way, my way, my way'. We must work together because I'm not the guy taking punches, Gennadiy is. We work together for a common goal."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Elastic Recoilz on 05-04-2020

[QUOTE=Lance98;20548835]Arguably lost to jacobs and chenko, and truly lost to canelo. Know your boxing before coming at me, little one.[/QUOTE] He beat Jacobs and Chenko 114-113 on my cards literally by way of the knockdowns. They were close fights but…

Comment by Lance98 on 05-04-2020

[QUOTE=Elastic Recoilz;20548121]Are you a tard or something? He's 38 years old... its not like he's going to get better with each year that goes by is it? Golovkin at 30 was an absolute killer that nobody wanted any part of…

Comment by TonyGe on 05-03-2020

[QUOTE=Citizen Koba;20547820]Seems a bit trivial, but if he's already paying em for their services its like paying em twice. Woulda thought you'd iron that **** out before you started the training though. Putting the SNAC logo on his trunks means…

Comment by Elastic Recoilz on 05-03-2020

[QUOTE=Lance98;20547919]GGG is getting slept this time. He has been on a steep decline since 2016 and never got any better. His drive is not there as well. His durability seems to be failing him when he almost got stopped to…

Comment by Lance98 on 05-03-2020

GGG is getting slept this time. He has been on a steep decline since 2016 and never got any better. His drive is not there as well. His durability seems to be failing him when he almost got stopped to…

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