GGG Coach: Canelo Fight Similar To 80’s Middleweights
Earlier today, both trainers for Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, Abel Sanchez and Eddy Reynoso met for a joint news conference with members of the media.
During which Abel Sanchez the trainer of 34 year old Golovkin claimed that the battle between the man known as GGG and Canelo Alvarez will be on-par with the fights of the “Four Kings” of boxing ( Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, and Roberto Duran.) This lines up with what Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya claimed on a media call last week, saying this will be the greatest middleweight fight of all time.
When asked about comparisons between the punching power of Alvarez, and Danny Jacobs who was defeated by Golovkin this past March in Brooklyn, Sanchez was not too kind.
“As for power, Jacobs is a hornet and [Canelo] is a mosquito… Jacobs was already 20 or 25 pounds heavier when he stepped in the ring. He was taller, longer … he had everything in his favor. Canelo is shorter, much shorter. Maybe he puts together better combinations, he’s faster with his hands, but he’s smaller. Golovkin being bigger, I think he will dominate him.”
When asked about Canelo’s prior knockouts, Sanchez looked to stir the pot.
“[Canelo has] knocked out Amir Kahn, who had even been knocked out at 135 pounds, [James] Kirkland, who’s always hurt and was knocked out at 154 pounds and had not fought for two years [when he faces Canelo]. Who else has Canelo knocked out with a [true] knockout? Then others he beat because they got tired as was the case with Liam Smith.”
“Canelo has to dominate Golovkin and get him out of his fight. If he can do this, then he has a chance.”