Golovkin's Coach: Canelo is Bigger For Us Than Cotto

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by armindo54 on 08-17-2015

[QUOTE=Boxing1836;15972590]he could, he is garnering quite the following[/QUOTE] Really? I think you are being overly optimistic, and very unrealistic in your expectations. Here's why, Gennady Golovkin is 33 years old, only 1 year younger than Cotto, and he only just…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 08-17-2015

[QUOTE=_Maxi;15972494]And you think that Cotto alone made the 21k? Martinez was a big star too.[/QUOTE] :lol1: welp from what I saw.... there were a few argentinians there

Comment by bigjavi973 on 08-17-2015

[QUOTE=armindo54;15972465]Don't know where you get your info from, but you are way off the mark. Cotto - Martinez at MSG had an attendance of 21,090. See link: [url][/url] As a matter of fact, Cotto's appearances at MSG have set all-time…

Comment by Boxing1836 on 08-17-2015

[QUOTE=armindo54;15972516]Oh, I forgot to mention in my previous answer to your post regarding your statement that Golovkin is well on his way to beating Cotto's past records. I can with certainty say he's going to have a tough time even…

Comment by armindo54 on 08-17-2015

[QUOTE=daggum;15972471]yea but i don't live in the past. i'm talking about the present and cotto's last fight at the garden did 12k. the same amount ggg did vs monroe and ggg is well no his way to beating cotto's past…

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