Abel Sanchez, the head trainer for Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), is demanding that Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) backs up his statements over the last few weeks - with the Mexican boxer promising to score a knockout over the undefeated WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion.
Golovkin and Alvarez will collide in a rematch on Cinco De Mayo weekend, May 5th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
They collided at the same venue last September, during Mexican Independence Day weekend, and it ended in a controversial draw.
Sanchez is calling Canelo's bluff.
He says the Mexican star made the same type of promises prior to the first bout, but instead he stayed on the backfoot and boxed Golovkin for the better part of their twelve round bout.
If Canelo adapts the same type of strategy, Sanchez believes Canelo should feel the wrath of the paying public.
"This time, he's talking about knocking Golovkin out so we don't need the judges again. If he defrauds the public again and doesn't fight the fight that he's talking about, then I think the public has a right to never watch him again," Sanchez said.
"He is the one that is opening his mouth and he needs to be a man of honor and a man of his word and do what he says he's going to do."
And what would happen if Canelo makes good on his word and aggressively pursues the knockout victory?
"If that happens, then we are going to have a heck of a fight because they are going to be standing in front of each other and being technical, being smart in doing the things necessary to hurt the other guy. Somebody is going out if they are standing at distance," Sanchez said.
"If he [Alvarez] stands the distance I expect him to get knocked out. I expect him to take some shots, I expect him to be the fighter that he is - which is a great fighter - but I expect him not to last the 12 rounds if he stands and fights the fight he is promising us.
"If he runs again, then I see the same scenario. The onus is on Canelo, he is the one that is going to have to answer his critics."