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Sanchez: Golovkin Did Not Care About Money, He Wanted Respect!

By Miguel Rivera

Abel Sanchez, trainer for WBC, WBA, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs), is beaming ear to ear - over his fighter's ability to stand firm on a fair monetary split for the upcoming rematch with Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs).

The rematch has been finalized for September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But for several weeks, the two sides were deadlocked on the financial terms.

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Golovkin was offered a split of 65-35 - which he rejected and then countered with a 50-50 demand.

Canelo and his handlers issues several deadlines, threatening to kill the fight unless Golovkin accepted the offered terms.

Eventually, Golovkin was able to chip away at that percentage by refusing to fight - until he was offered a split of 45%.

"Golovkin told us he was not going to fight unless they gave him that (45%)," Sanchez said to ESPN Deportes.

"He had already prepared to fight with Billy Joe Saunders for the date of August 25th in the Forum, Golovkin was given a deadline while Golovkin was at the World Cup in Russia, and it makes me happy that a man with principles and character achieved what he wanted, Golovkin did not care about the money.

"He did not care [about losing money], and he showed that because he already had the fight with Saunders, the conditions had been accepted, they had the sponsors and everything. And that's the important thing, what Golovkin was looking for [to get respect], for all of the insults that had happened, for the commission, for the clenbuterol, for how they behaved... they were insults to Golovkin and the sport."

On the agenda with Golovkin, Sanchez said they will start the strong part of their training camp in July, but he will have to travel to Russia with Murat Gassiev for July 21 for the World Boxing Super Series final with Oleksandr Usyk, so the veteran trainer will be absent for a few days, but that should not create any issues.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shadoww702 on 06-27-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;18894033]Well for whatever reason he didn't stay in front of Golovkin for very long. As far as who makes what adjustments that's what makes this rematch interesting. I really don't want to see the same fight over again.[/QUOTE] Why would…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 06-27-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;18893852]I'm not upset just surprised..[/QUOTE] Why would you be suprised?? I was trying to milk $300 out of you by taking the over? Figured get you mad enough to bite. Once you didn't I give up. Ever change your mind…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 06-27-2018

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18894686]thats one of my biggest standards for scoring fights ''effective aggression'' thing is, he was there for the taking and nelo let it slip away. while i think it was an [B]ever so slight[/B] ''robbery'', some people feel…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 06-27-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18894663]There is a difference between aggressive and effective aggression. Following an opponent around the ring and just coming forward is stupid and just a human punching bag. Effective aggression is a stalker who cuts off the ring and lands crisp…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 06-27-2018

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18893919]i agree...but i must say 3g spent most of the fight moving forward. nelo should have taken more advantage of 3g's predictability. i was really getting upset at nelo for not taking [B]FULL[/B] advantage.[/QUOTE] There is a difference…

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