Canelo: Golovkin, Sanchez Not Confident; Just Making Excuses

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – Canelo Alvarez senses a lack of confidence from Gennady Golovkin and his trainer, Abel Sanchez.

If Golovkin and Sanchez were confident about beating him in their middleweight championship rematch Saturday night, Alvarez contends they wouldn’t be talking about hand-wraps, gloves, judges and various additional issues as their second bout draws near. Among other things, Alvarez assessed Golovkin’s psyche during an interview session with reporters Tuesday at MGM Grand after the middleweights made their “grand arrivals” at the host hotel for their HBO Pay-Per-View main event.

“I feel that they’re not confident,” Alvarez said through a translator. “It’s been a lot of excuses and a lot of requests – the barriers, the national anthem. They said it was gonna take too long. They talked about the judges, but they did leave the judge that scored him the victory. They did that. But it’s just been a bunch of excuses.”

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Dave Moretti, the judge to whom Alvarez referred, scored their first fight for Golovkin, 115-113. Nevada’s Moretti is the only judge from their first fight who’ll return to ringside Saturday night to score their 12-round rematch (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT; $84.99 in HD).

The Nevada State Athletic Commission also has assigned two respected, out-of-state judges – Connecticut’s Glenn Feldman New Jersey’s Steve Weisfeld – to score their rematch.

They’ve replaced Adalaide Byrd, who absurdly scored their first fight 118-110 for Alvarez, and Don Trella, who scored it a draw (114-114).

Feldman, Moretti and Weisfeld will score a high-profile fight in which Alvarez intends to redeem himself after failing two performance-enhancing drug tests for clenbuterol in February. The Mexican superstar’s subsequent suspension forced the cancelation of their May 5 rematch, which has caused a lot of bad blood between Alvarez and Golovkin.

The 28-year-old Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) wants nothing more than to knock out the 36-year-old Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs), but the challenger realizes that won’t be easy to accomplish.

“I know it’s gonna be a tough fight,” Alvarez said. “I know it’s gonna be very tough, but it’s a matter of time. I’m gonna be working round by round to get my objective.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Travycat on 09-13-2018

You literally run off of little fella ego and zero facts coupled with moronic opinion. What’s your excuse for no one liking you? For having no friends? For being so miserable in and at life that you just go down…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE][B][SIZE="4"]he has cried about EVERYTHING[/SIZE][/B] lol from the judges, to the ref, to the hand-wraps, to the gloves..... ..... even crying because he could not cope with Canelo's style seriously..... pleading with Canelo to stand still with his hands down…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=krazyn8tive;19094969]GGG isn’t crying. He’s been a gentleman the whole way through. He acknowledged the cheating Canelo has done and how the fakery from golden boy is ridiculous. That’s about it. Canelo is running his c0ck holster like a scorned lover…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing 956;19094290]So ur the one thats been complaining and getting people banned. Your a POS. U can't take people calling u out so u go cry to someone to get people banned. I knew u were a pu**y.[/QUOTE] FACT: I…

Comment by Kcvtr81 on 09-13-2018

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