Canelo Slams Abel Sanchez: He Has No Idea What Boxing Is!

By Miguel Rivera

Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) has fired back at Abel Sanchez, who is the head trainer for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs).

Earlier this month, Sanchez was highly critical of Canelo for using too much movement in their showdown from last September.

The bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw, with scores of 118-110 Canelo, 115-113 Golovkin and 114-114.

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Now the anticipated rematch is scheduled to take place on May 5th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is where the first clash took place.

Sanchez compared the Mexican boxer to Floyd Mayweather Jr., who would beat his opponents by staying on the move, avoiding direct exchanges and simply outboxing them.

"Canelo surprised the fight fans after talking all that smack, he was a runner. Canelo turned into Floyd. McGregor turned Floyd into a Mexican and Golovkin turned Canelo into Floyd," Sanchez told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"It behooves Canelo — with as much talking as he’s doing this far away from the fight about his legacy and how he’s going to be remembered — to at least make it a fight. If he makes it a fight, who knows what can happen.

"When Canelo sat down, he was effective in the first fight, he just didn’t do it because he knew he’d get knocked out. If he does it more, maybe we get the kind of fight that we were expecting, and maybe Canelo hits hard enough to hurt Golovkin, but you’re never going to find out by back pedaling and running. Canelo needs to do what he’s saying."

Canelo lashed out at Sanchez, stating that the veteran coach believes he's great but has no idea what 'boxing' really is.

"[What Sanchez is saying] does not bother me, because he believes he is a great coach and he does not know what boxing is. He does not know what boxing is, he does not know what it is to have technique, what it is to box, what it is to make a move, knowing how to adapt to the circumstances of the fight... not just going forward, just going forward throwing punches - this is boxing. He believes he is a great coach who can not distinguish what it is to have technique," Canelo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by steeve steel on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing42;18524387]Exquisite yes but at a lower level than him[/QUOTE] Of course! Canelo is the best technician that ever lived! lol

Comment by steeve steel on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=Tricky-Pablo;18524530]Lolll they just say that they don't wanna fight BJS because he's a runner and Canelo fought yo much Runner in his career.[/QUOTE] Exactly. He should shut up and stick to boxing. Rhetorics is not is forte!

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=apollocreed;18525288]OK maybe, but Lara still landed a lot of clean shots in that fight. I don't think he did quite enough to win, he wasn't active enough in the final third of the fight and let Canelo take the rounds.…

Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=landotter;18525708]Norris is a great- not good, great- one. Peter was a decent- not good- fighter. There are fighters that run the gamut on that list (Botha? Ugh.) but there are tons of styles and different strengths. Sanchez can hold his…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=landotter;18524808]Wow. A second post that made me think in this thread. That HAS bothered me about Alvarez, though I really did not make the connection what it was until I read your comment. Alvarez honestly hasn't given Golovkin any props,…

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