Sanchez Enjoying Golovkin's New Persona, Camp Continues On

By Steve Kim

This weekend, veteran trainer Abel Sanchez was in France with Michel Soro (who defeated John Vera over 12 rounds for the interim WBA 154-pound title) but as he gets back to the Summit in Big Bear this upcoming week, for him it will be business as usual for him and Gennady Golovkin - even with Saul Alvarez being temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for clenbuterol.

Golovkin is scheduled to defend his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight belts against Canelo on May 5th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Before the fight gets the official green light, Canelo will have to state his case before the Nevada Commission at a hearing set down for April 10.

"I hope to fight May the 5th, we've been in camp, there's no reason for us to not fight somebody," said Sanchez, who said at the time admitted that he was not told of any contingency plans in case this rematch was shelved.


Sanchez reiterated to - "I'm thinking we're fighting May the 5th, whether it's 'Canelo' or somebody else. But I'm hoping we fight May the 5th."

The first fight took place last September, also at T-Mobile, with the contest ending in a controversial twelve round split draw.

During this camp it's been a much more out-spoken and bold Golovkin, who hasn't hesitated to be critical of Alvarez and his team in the wake of recent events that have put their return bout in some jeopardy.

Sanchez, who is outspoken himself, is enjoying the new Golovkin persona.

"Absolutely, absolutely I like the edge because if it gives me that edge in the ring it will give me a better Golovkin than in the past - and we've had a great Golovkin," Sanchez said.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 03-26-2018

fully backing GGG for this one

Comment by landotter on 03-26-2018

Golovkin is a granite stone, hard hitting, very focused He-Man of a boxer who wants to own the MW division and be seen as one of the greatest of the historically great division. He can't do it without a clear…

Comment by kafkod on 03-25-2018

[QUOTE=Pakutu93;18605723]I had kovalev winning first fight.but the second fight Andre kod him!! Imo if a guy low blows you. You hit em low back! head butt, elbow u give em same medicine back dont just bend over and give up!!…

Comment by JK Boxing on 03-25-2018

At least better than saying same phrases over and over again

Comment by richardt on 03-25-2018

[QUOTE=G G G;18605759]The whole world is with you Gennady. Down with the plaster using, drug abusing, cow fondler cheater.[/QUOTE]Cow fondler! I almost choked from laughing when I heard that line!!

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