By Edward Chaykovsky
Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin, views Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is a bigger fight for his boxer than a showdown with Miguel Cotto.
Cotto will defend his WBC middleweight title against Canelo on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Golovkin will face IBF champion in a unification on October 17th at New York's Madison Square Garden. Both events are being carried by HBO Pay-Per-View.
Golovkin is the WBC's mandatory challenger and the World Boxing Council has mandated that the Cotto-Canelo, Golovkin-Lemieux winners must face each other.
Even if Cotto defeats Canelo, Sanchez still views the Mexican superstar as the bigger fight.
"I think Canelo is the bigger fight. I think Canelo brings more of the fan base that Gennady is acquiring also. The Mexicans love their sacrifice and I think anywhere in the States, anywhere in the Southern part of the States, it would be huge. If Canelo beats Cotto then obviously Canelo is the bigger fight. If Cotto beats Canelo I still think Canelo would be the bigger fight because he brings more people to the table," Sanchez told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.