Sanchez: GGG Would Have Gotten Worse
Amir Khan is not the only one who feels Canelo Alvarez got off easy on his punishment, as Abel Sanchez, trainer of Alvarez’s rival, Gennady Golovkin, feels the same.
Alvarez and Golovkin were scheduled to have their unified middleweight title rematch back in May, but Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol back in February and withdrew from the fight. Alvarez blames the positive tests on tainted meat.
He received a six-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but the rematch will still happen — now on September 15 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, 364 days to the day and place of their first match.
But in the opinion of Sanchez, if Golovkin had been the one to fail the drug test, there would be no rematch and his fighter would have been punished harsher.
“t would have been off, because they always take care of the stars” Sanchez said. “They always avoid a controversy with the moneymakers. But like I said, if Golovkin would have tested positive, we wouldn’t even be talking right now. He would have been suspended like they do over there un the UK. He would have been suspended for two years like Dillian Whyte.
“That’s why I don’t allow anybody in my gym. I don’t allow [Alex] Ariza, I don’t allow coaches, I don’t allow [Memo] Heredia. One day Roy Jones was in Big Bear with [Jean] Pascal, and Heredia was with them and they wanted to use my gym because my gym is bigger — and I refused. [The public] says that [Memo] is clean, but I don’t care. I care about my fighters, I care about my gym. I don’t want that association, I don’t want that reputation. If Gennady would have tested positive… his winning record, his amateur record – all of that would have been in question.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene