Sanchez Talks GGG’s Age & A Potential Trilogy
While some boxing fans wonder if Gennady Golovkin’s age will be a factor in his rematch against Canelo Alvarez, his trainer Abel Sanchez claims that if it is, he will be the first one to tell him.
Sanchez in a recent interview claimed that he’s seen no signs of slowing down as they’ve picked up the pace in Golvkin’s training camp.
“I don’t know, I’m not father time. In the gym I see the same things I saw before. Obviously we are training different than we did eight years ago because he is getting a little bit older, but until somebody really dominates him in a way that the speed is too much or the boxing is too much, then I’ll say he’s getting old. Until now, nobody has done that, Canelo didn’t do that. I will tell you this, I will be brutally honest when I see it in the gym or if I see it in a fight,” Sanchez told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
“It all depends on how the fight goes [for me to determine if GGG got old]. If he gets dominated completely, then we have to look at it realistically, but if he loses a nail-bitter and it’s close, then the business of boxing tends to do things that are beneficial to the sport.
Sanchez believes that Golovkin’s skills will hold up, and that boxing needs not only this rematch, but for there to be a Canelo-GGG trilogy.
“I said three years ago that I thought this could be a trilogy, I thought it was that kind of fight. I’ve always though that it could be a trilogy, and our sport needs those kinds of rivalries. I think if we continue to feed the sport those kinds of top notch fights, I think we’re going to do well in 2018, as we did in 2017.”
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