Statement from Gennady Golovkin on his decision to hire a new trainer:
I would like to announce that I have made a major decision for myself and for my career. I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to better myself. Therefore, I will not be training with Abel Sanchez. This was not an easy decision for me and it is not a reflection on Abel’s professional abilities. He is a great trainer, a loyal trainer, and a Hall of Fame trainer.
I will be announcing my new trainer at a later date. But today, I want to thank Abel for the lessons he taught me in boxing.
Golovkin is scheduled to return on June 8 at MSG against Steve Rolls.
T-Minus two days and counting until WBC/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin makes his 21st and division record-breaking title defense. It’s taken nearly one year but Golovkin will finally get the rematch he and the world have craved, against lineal middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. And what a long strange trip it’s been to get here.
“Triple G vs. Triple C is finally here,” declared Abel Sanchez, Golovkin’s trainer. “Canelo Con Carne is finally going to face the music from the man he has avoided most, Gennady Golovkin. All those months of excuses, the aiding and abetting and the enabling by Canelo’s team, will finally come to an end on Saturday night. Gennady is boxing’s longest-reigning world champion (since 2010) but I don’t think he has really been appreciated until he stood up for the sport of boxing and boxing fans after Canelo flunked two random drug tests in February. Instead of being upfront and honest about it, Canelo and his team trotted out an old wheeze about the Mexican beef industry. Instead of apologizing to Gennady, Canelo and his team continued to dress themselves in clothes made of entitlement and arrogance. No, Saturday night’s rematch isn’t about revenge, it’s about respect. It’s about Gennady defending the heritage of a great sport and the honor of that sport’s great fans. It’s about fairness, where two athletes compete on an even playing field, adhering to the rules and shining a light when others try to circumvent their own regulations. Sunshine is a great disinfectant.”
“Gennady has trained hard for this fight. He has had a different edge in this training camp and has trained with a purpose,” continued Sanchez. “To win a fight you have to try to win the fight. You win a fight by doing damage to your opponent and making it a battle. Does Gennady want to knock out Canelo on Saturday night? You betcha and it will be a public service to the sport and the Mexican beef industry he has selfishly maligned.”
Strong words from Sanchez, but something we are used to at this point when it comes to the promotion of this fight.
Many have tried, but none have been successful in putting a loss on Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs). Whether it was Danny Jacobs, David Lemieux, or Canelo Alvarez, none could get it done against Golovkin.
Triple G returns on Saturday at StubHub Center against Vanes Martirosyan. Golovkin will attempt to add his name to the history books when he makes his 20th consecutive and record-tying title defense.
According to Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez, once you fight Golovkin, you are never the same:
“If you go back to (David) Lemieux, to (Curtis) Stevens, to (Dominic)Wade, to Willie Monroe, they are never the same. (Martin) Murray also. They are never the same after they go rounds with Gennady,” Sanchez said during a conference call on Monday. “(Danny)Jacobs was supposed to demolish Arias, and he had a difficult time with him, which was his first fight after Gennady and now the fight with Sulecki he looked terrible. He gets hit with everything in the book and the reason being, in my opinion, is once you go twelve rounds with Golovkin you are never going to be the same.”
Golovkin put a beating on Lemieux, Stevens, Wade, Monroe, and Murray. Regarding Jacobs, some feel Jacobs actually beat Golovkin. Jacobs did not look very sharp against Sulecki, but Sulecki’s style was a little awkward.
So, is Sanchez right? Let see how Jacobs look in his next fight to fully answer that question.