Sanchez Aims For Golovkin To Start Quicker With Canelo

By Steve Kim

When WBC, WBA, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) faces Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) for the second time on Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, his trainer will instruct him to come out much quicker than he did during their first meeting last year.

"Absolutely, absolutely, we've discussed that. I hope that we don't take three rounds to warm up and give him three rounds, which is what we did in the first fight or close to three rounds I should say. I think if we don't do that we have a good chance of going into the seventh, eighth, ninth round in a manner that someone's getting knocked out because not only will they have gotten hit, they're gotten hurt, also," said Abel Sanchez to

In September of 2017, at the same Las Vegas venue, the two heated rivals fought to a controversial twelve round split draw. One judge scored a mind-boggling 118-110 for Canelo, with the next judge going 115-113 for Golovkin and an even split of 114-114 from the third.

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Coming into this rematch, Canelo has vowed to do everything possible and promises to score a stoppage of Golovkin.

"I know that I can hurt him. I hurt him in the first fight, and I'm going to hurt him even more in the second fight. My objective is the knockout and I'll be looking for that from the opening round," Canelo said.

So does Sanchez believe those statements?

"I tend not to but I would hope so because I think that will give us the kind of fight, in closer range so that they will hit each other and at least give us an exciting fight and may the best man win," he answered.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hatesrats on 09-12-2018

Hopefully. (An aggressive GEE will get KTFO)

Comment by Gjf103 on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=allenfred;19091940]GGG might not be able to fight hard all 12 rounds and that helps Canelo. Oscar needs Canelo to win and beat the commie GGG who has a small fan base. The fix is probably in. Keep in mind Americans…

Comment by MDPopescu on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19091974]You deserve credit for it..[/QUOTE] I don't deserve anything... I only heard once ODLH as saying that there will be a rematch and (possibly) a trilogy... and I lost any kind of actual interest into this...

Comment by TonyGe on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;19091374]I repeatedly said (here) those above...[/QUOTE] You deserve credit for it..

Comment by B0nez on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=TheFrog;19091767]So Canelo is gonna send himself to the canvas? Uppercut himself Tyson Fury style? Lol[/QUOTE] that would be real funny hahaha

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