Sanchez: Golovkin Could Snatch Mayweather's P4P Rank

By Edward Chaykovsky

Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin, could see his man potentially overtake the top pound for pound position in the sport - which is currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather returns on September 12th against Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Golovkin is back on October 17th in a middleweight unification against David Lemieux at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Sanchez is not impressed with Mayweather's selection for the fall. He sees the fight as being very uneven. Oddsmakers have Mayweather as high as an 80-1 favorite. The fight is being promoted as the final fight of Mayweather's career.

Should Mayweather leave, Sanchez believes his man will eventually take the pound for pound crown. According to Sanchez, if Mayweather decides to fight on and matches himself against opponents like Berto, he will lose his top position. 

"The pound-for-pound rankings, which is a difficult ranking by the fight fans, I think there’s a possibility because he will have higher level opposition once beating Lemieux. If Mayweather continues to do these kinds of opponents like Berto — fans are forgetful, if you don’t do what they want you to do and they forget the things that you’ve done in the past," Sanchez told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"If Floyd doesn’t continue to impress and to fight the kinds of fights that will impress the fight fans, then yeah I think it will drop him out of the number one spot."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-23-2015

[QUOTE=HeroBando;15983144]Who said Mayweather is a bum? [B]He's the biggest disgrace of a paper champ there is at 154,[/B] ducked many guys, but he's not a bum. Even Berto is probably not a bum, though that'd require more thinking.[/QUOTE] Nope, that…

Comment by HeroBando on 08-21-2015

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;15981718]He has recently beaten the next best guy in [B]BOTH[/B] divisions..... he is universally recognised as, the best Welterweight in the world, as the best Junior Middleweight in the world, and as the best fighter on the planet. So good…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-21-2015

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;15981718]So Mayweather is a bum, despite beating [B]EVERYONE[/B]..... and Golovkin is a killer, despite never killing anyone. Gotcha ![/QUOTE] It's embarrassing, isn't it? The double standards are pathetic.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-20-2015

[QUOTE=HeroBando;15980253]Gotcha, so good hes too small and old to defend his multiple belts against all comers. Remind me, who's the last 3+ yr, unified, lineal 2x champ without a single defense at regulation weight? The last one to use the…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-20-2015

[QUOTE=just the facts;15980246]When ggg was presented the opportunity to enter the p4p discussion (Ward fight), they passed. With team gggs reluctance to fight the very best competition and his age(33), there simply isn't enough time left for him to ever…

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