By Edward Chaykovsky

Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs), rejects the idea that Amir Khan exposed the flaws of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (47-1-1, 33KOs) in last month's fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Khan moved up to a catch-weight of 155 to face Canelo. The British fighter started very well, tagging Canelo with rapid punches and making the Mexican superstar miss a lot of his shots.

Eventually Canelo started getting closer and closer in the fifth round. During the sixth, Canelo timed him just right and landed a massive bomb on the chin to knock Khan out cold.

The teams for Golovkin and Canelo are in talks for a fall fight, but very few expect that match to happen in 2016.

There were some observers who felt Khan exposed Canelo's flaws in the early rounds. Some boxing personalities, like Freddie Roach, scored the first five rounds for Khan.

Sanchez disagrees, because Khan is much faster and has better movement than anyone else at middleweight or junior middleweight. Also, Canelo was not very defensive and had little to fear because he knew Khan couldn't hurt him.

"I noticed that Canelo is growing into a very good fighter. He was in my gym about three and a half years ago and he’s a heck of a lot better now than he was then. Chepo Reynoso is doing a great job working with him," Sanchez told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"I don’t think that a fight with Khan, who is a lot faster and smaller, can really show us anything as far as a weakness because he didn’t have anything to fear. Put him in there against a middleweight and I think we may see more discrepancies or inadequacies that he may have, but against Khan it was difficult because he had nothing to fear in there."