Sanchez Hopes Canelo is Not Talking The Talk and 'Fights' GGG

By Steve Kim

The first encounter between unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was a solid twelve round fight but far from a classic.

But with the animosity ramped up for the rematch, Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez believes we could be in for a much more entertaining and violent affair on September 15th.

"Absolutely," Sanchez told on Monday, where Golovkin met with the members of the media in Los Angeles at the Palm Restaurant. "I think they're mad enough at each other that they're going to put on a great fight."

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Last year as they met there was mutual respect between the two sides but that has gone out the window as Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol which caused their rematch on May 5th to be scrapped as the Mexican star was suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Golovkin, has not been hesitant in stating that he believes Alvarez deliberately cheated. Something that has rankled 'Canelo'

"Canelo's promising that he's going to knock Golovkin out. He promised that the last time, he fought 45, 46 fights one way and then he ends up fighting a different fight against Golovkin and if he does what he says  he's going to do, he looks for Golovkin to knock him out, I think they're going to be at a distance where both guys are going to hurt each other, listen, I don't know if 'Canelo' hits hard enough to hurt Golovkin. What if he does and wobbles Golovkin?

"Then we got a fight, we've got a fight where they're going to go at each other."

But does Sanchez believe that Alvarez is just merely posturing?

"Absolutely, absolutely. I think that he talks, he talks, he talks and once the fight is over he goes into hiding and doesn't answer any questions, doesn't talk to anybody and he waits for the next fight. Hopefully he's a man of his word and does what he's supposed to do," Sanchez said.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-19-2018

it seems a hell of a lot easier for you guys to convince yourselves that Golovkin won, than it was for him to actually beat Canelo

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-19-2018

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;18874866]I disagree firmly with anyone having Canelo winning, [B][SIZE="5"]at best a draw[/SIZE][/B] but if you give 5 rounds to triple, then your a POS. I agree with Paulie here, only a POS will have Nelo wining, not surprising people having…

Comment by DramaShow on 06-19-2018

Be a man this time #standandtrade.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-19-2018

[QUOTE=icha;18874294]ggg needs 7 clear rounds to get the win, which he didnt get in the first fight, you suggested canelo lost all rounds after the 4th , that is just as biased as Byrd, all three judges gave canelo the…

Comment by BillyBoxing on 06-19-2018

[QUOTE=icha;18874730]let alone the same card, the same media that had ggg winning ended up giving canelo six rounds... unless you are as biassed as byrd cant really come out with 7 clear rounds for ggg... i dont have a problem…

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