Abel Sanchez’s work in helping to transform Gennady Golovkin into one of the best in the scariest middle classes, and many avoided another great boxer, the GGG is a nightmare for others. And Canelo had time to run away from it. Sanchez, who leads Terry Norris in the career of Norris’ Hall of Fame, has trained 16 world champions but his biggest impact is on Golovkin.
Golovkin, 36-0 with 33 knockouts, faces the biggest fight of his career on Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as he retains the WBA-WBC-IBF middle-class title against Canelo Alvarez 49-1-1 in what Above Paper looks to be the best fight of the year.
Golovkin-Alvarez’s bout is increasingly ingested in publicity by Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor, which takes place Aug. 26 in T-Mobile, but Golovkin-Alvarez is the only match that has a legitimate chance to overtake Anthony Joshua’s position in April. 29 TKO Wladimir Klitschko as Fight of the Year.
Sanchez added a bit of spice to it on Thursday when he questioned Alvarez’s punching powers and confirmed Golovkin was much better than Alvarez, if Alvarez were able to deal with Jacob first, there was just how his ability could be.
Alvarez has 34 knockouts in 51 fights, and since 2015, has defeated James Kirkland, Amir Khan, and Liam Smith. However, nothing impressed Sanchez, who questioned the caliber and power of the punch that Alvarez had. “Amir Khan and Kirkland are lightweight opponents for Alvarez, they are not the ones to be faced, but the GGG.