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Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Was a Hornet, Canelo is a Mosquito!

By Miguel Rivera

Abel Sanchez, trainer of IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 34 KOs) is really looking forward to September 16th, when his star fighter defends his belts against Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in an HBO Pay-Per-View main event.

Golovkin is coming off his first fight where he was forced to go the entire twelve round distance.

Back in March, Golovkin won a close and competitive unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


The bout against Jacobs had snapped Golovkin's 23 fight streak of knockout victories.

Some felt Golovkin was finally starting to show his advancing age, while others praised Jacobs for exceeding expectations.

Now he goes up against a fighter who is eight years younger. While Sanchez was worried about the bout with Jacobs, he is full of confidence when it comes to the match with Canelo, as he believes Golovkin is superior to the Mexican boxer in almost every way.

"As for power, Jacobs is a hornet and [Canelo] is a mosquito," Sanchez told Albert Perez. "Jacobs was already 20 or 25 pounds heavier when he stepped in the ring. He was taller, longer ... he had everything in his favor. Canelo is shorter, much shorter. Maybe he puts together better combinations, he's faster with his hands, but he's smaller. Golovkin being bigger, I think he will dominate him."

"[Canelo has] knocked out Amir Kahn, who had even been knocked out at 135 pounds, [James] Kirkland, who's always hurt and was knocked out at 154 pounds and had not fought for two years [when he faces Canelo]. Who else has Canelo knocked out with a [true] knockout? Then others he beat because they got tired as was the case with Liam Smith."

"Canelo has to dominate Golovkin and get him out of his fight. If he can do this, then he has a chance."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Damn Wicked on 08-15-2017

Well, the only thing Sanchez and GGG have to worry about is if Golovkin is allergic to mosquitos. Hopefully Canelo won't pull a "no mas". We'll have to call him Mas-Quito.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-15-2017

Sanchez is in for a rude awakening if he thinks Canelo's punches won't keep GGG honest. Brook's punches did exactly that for a couple rounds... had GGG flat out baffled. (here come the GGGaholics whining their guts out LOL) Canelo's…

Comment by budfr on 08-15-2017

so if GGG is bigger, stronger, according to his trainer, why did he insist o facing canelo and not say, Ward or zurdo Ramirez? GGG is great, I agree but he is too big for canelo and him and his…

Comment by Snoop Frog on 08-15-2017

[QUOTE=aceventura;17949274]maybe they are waiting till august 26th on purpose... after its over im guessing they will start up the media push..[/QUOTE] Unfortunately

Comment by j0zef on 08-14-2017

Where does he come up with this sh1t, haha. Next he'll be saying "use the power of the tiger monkey style"

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