Sanchez: GGG Needs No Changes for Canelo Rematch
With a little over a month away from the highly anticipated, long-awaited rematch between WBA/WBC/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, sees no need for changes to preparation.
The two originally met on September 16, 2017, and battled to a highly controversial split draw, in part thanks to a heavily criticized 118-110 scorecard that went in favor of Alvarez. Many felt Golovkin did enough to deserve the nod in the contest.
The rematch was originally set to take place this past May, but after Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol, he received a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. And despite verbal barbs traded between the two sides, Sanchez says Golovkin sees this as only a competitive matter, and not a personal one. He also responded to claims from Alvarez that GGG is not capable of fighting a new style.
“[Golovkin] is very focused, for him this is sport, not something personal, we go at the pace we normally go,” Sanchez said. “We won the first time, and if we do the same fight we will do it again, and the best one will win that night.”
Sanchez adds that it’s Alvarez who has more of the pressure to change things up, and he expects the challenger will to create an even better rematch.
“I think it will be better because Canelo has the pressure on him to do something different, and if he does that, then it will be a more active fight where the two of them are going to hit each other,” Sanchez said. “I’ve never been angry with Canelo, I’m angry at the circumstances in which they put us in, and now we have to continue and try to win the fight in the best way possible.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene