Sanchez: Canelo and Golovkin? It was like friendly sparring.”


Coach Abel Sanchez is very disappointed with the ex-ward: over the weekend in Las Vegas (USA), 40-year-old Gennady Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) failed to take away the Mexican Saul Alvarez (58-2-2, 37 KOs) the title of absolute super middleweight champion.

“I am disappointed, first of all, with the level of effort expended,”
He speaks Sanchez. “Do you know what it looked like? For a fight for which one fighter did not prepare at all, and the second was satisfied that he was offered a duel. I didn’t expect that. For the first 8 rounds, Gennady behaved as if he were working on his paws in the camp. It wasn’t like a fight, it was like a friendly sparring.”

“Do you know what was the difference between them? — intriguing mentor. Canelo threw punches with the intent to hurt Golovkin. And Gennady lacked aggression. He really looked like he wasn’t even trying to win and was ready to just survive 12 rounds. This is not the Gennady I know. I heard he justified himself by saying that it was such a “strategy” in order to wear down the opponent. Look, he’s not 20 or even 30. He’s already in his 40s. Good excuse, but no, I won’t fall for that.”

Did you notice that Canelo was breathing heavily in the final rounds? Now imagine what would happen if Golovkin pressed from the starting gong? That’s when he really could count on the fact that Alvarez will use up all the fuel. That’s when he could really take it warm. Since we broke up, Gennady has been trying to change something in the ring, trying to be a different fighter, with a different style. Together we tried to win every round, regardless of the name of the opponent,” says Sanchez.

Meanwhile, Gennady Golovkin told at what weight he plans to continue his career. And promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t know what to expect from the veteran: End of the road or middleweight absolute?