By Miguel Rivera
IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) is training hard with his veteran coach Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, California.
Golovkin returns on September 15th, when he faces Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) in the main event of an HBO Pay-Per-View event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The two boxers fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in September of 2017, in the same Las Vegas venue.
From the Californian mountains, Sanchez reveals that Golovkin has rarely felt as happy and as confident as he is now, and assured that, no matter how many promises Canelo makes, they do not really expect him to have the courage to look for the knockout in the fight.
"The truth is that we are doing very well, we are a week away from finishing the sparring, it has been a very peaceful camp, we already know what we are facing," Abel said to ESPN Deportes.
"I see that Golovkin is smiling more, he is more happy, joking more with the team, he is a boxer who is sure of himself, I like that he is reflecting a lot of confidence."
Sanchez details that Golovkin is going to execute the same type of fight as they did in the first outing, because they believe they did more than enough to walk away with the win.
"Everyone can improve, the issue is if we're going to let Canelo do what he wants, or if he's going to let us do what we're looking for. We definitely do not expect a different fight, the only difference is that now [is Canelo] wants to go out and win because in the first fight he did not do it, and (Golovkin) will not do anything different, just go out and win," said Sanchez.
"We are not convinced that Canelo is going to keep his word and do what is necessary to try to knock out Golovkin, he's just talking and we do not think he's willing to look for those opportunities, he's going to run, and we're preparing for that - but if he keeps his word, we will also be ready for a true boxing classic."