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Abel Sanchez trains middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who Sept. 16 will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez of Mexico at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (on HBO pay-per-view.
During a conference call Monday, Sanchez was asked how cool it is that he and Alvarez’s head trainer – Eddy Reynoso – are currently looked upon as top trainers, instead of say Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather Sr., both of whom have gotten a lot of ink in past years.
Sanchez replied in prideful tones.
“Well, first of all, I’m extremely proud that two Mexicans are guiding the two best fighters in the sport and we are going to be meeting each other for supremacy on the 16th,” said Sanchez, a Mexican-American who grew up in West Covina. “I will be extremely happy that the fans recognize the fact that it’s not only Canelo as a Mexican, but Gennady has a Mexican style, but Eddy and I are both very proud Mexicans.”
Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, is 37-0 with 33 knockouts. Alvarez is 49-1-1 with 34 knockouts.