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Canelo: Golovkin, Sanchez Don't Know What 'Mexican Style' Is

Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and his trainers have lashed out at Gennady Golovkin and his trainer Abel Sanchez.

Canelo and the Reynoso clan are tired of Golovkin claiming to fight in a "Mexican style" and daring Canelo to do the same in their upcoming rematch.

Canelo will challenge Golovkin for his IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight titles on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Golovkin and Sanchez have called Canelo's fighting style into question, claiming that he refused to fight in a "Mexican style" when they collided in September 2017, when the contest ended in a twelve round split draw.

Canelo explains that Golovkin's fighting style is not a 'Mexican' style of fighting.

“The Mexican style isn’t like that,” Canelo told the Los Angeles Times. “I don’t know where they get that, about how the Mexican style is to go forward and to punch and get punched. That’s not the Mexican style.

"All of the opponents that he’s knocked out have stayed on the ropes or in front of him. That’s what he wants, to have a bag right there to knock out. Later, I learned that against a high-level opponent, you have to adapt to whatever style and show that you’re superior in whatever style. That’s the truth.”

Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso, took things a step further - and said it was insulting to Mexican boxers to say Golovkin fights in a Mexican style.

“Look, to start with, this man doesn’t have a Mexican school,” Reynoso said. “He doesn’t even have a school. We see Abel’s fighters, every time they come out of a fight, they look as if they’ve been run over by a trailer.

“[Golovkin] throws his punches [wide] like this. He doesn’t know how to throw them. He doesn’t know how to stop them. He takes all of the punches that are thrown at him. He doesn’t know how to counterpunch. He doesn’t know how to feint. It’s the worst form of stupidity, what they presume the Mexican school to be.

“To say that young man has a Mexican style is an insult to the Mexican boxer.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bjl12 on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=yoshik;19012687]You stupid fooking khunt, GGG is Eastern Orthodox. CHRISTIAN you shine. Maybe I should stereotype you as a stupid coon from the ghetto. Learn how to read and spell moron.[/QUOTE] ??? I'm a gringo puta... Also, Khazakhstan is MUSLIM. Is…

Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 08-11-2018

[QUOTE=icha;19012815]no he didnt... chavez didnt liked canelo as much as ggg before the fight, given the beating he put on his son... he was very critical of ggg after the fight, and gave canelo lots of props... the interviews and…

Comment by icha on 08-11-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;19012725][B]I believe he later backtracked and said he had it a draw. [/B] Golovkin was the aggressor, Canelo was fairly consistently backing up. He wasn't running but he definitely was not looking to engage consistently. I take Chavez with…

Comment by eternalfighter on 08-11-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;19012774]Somewhat true but I have lived in Mexico and been around boxing for over 30 years. There is a stronger sentiment in the Mexican community for their boxers to engage in pitched battles than let's say the black/African American…

Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 08-11-2018

[QUOTE=eternalfighter;19012763]I think you think that because it gets "highlighted" so much in the U.S. thats how they build stereotypes of fans, fighters and pretty much everything in general.[/QUOTE] Somewhat true but I have lived in Mexico and been around boxing…

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