Is WBA middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin underestimating IBF beltholder David Lemieux? Lemieux believes so.
Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux is now a reality and Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez gives his thoughts on the middleweight unification bout.
Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and challenger Nadjib Mohammedi faced off onstage ahead of Saturday’s bout in Las Vegas.
Goodbye, East Coast; hello, West Coast. Undefeated light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev has arrived in California, where he’ll prepare for a July 25 defense against IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi.
Gennady Golovkin has such a mystique built around him at this point that a victory is pretty much a forgone conclusion, but underdog Willie Monroe Jr. isn’t coming on Saturday just to roll over. Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, gives his take.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale caught up with Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez, GGG’s May 16 opponent Willie Monroe Jr., and K2 Promotion’s Tom Loeffler at the media workouts for the HBO-televised showdown from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Abel Sanchez spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about his star fighter Gennady Golovkin’s May 16 WBA middleweight title defense against Willie Monroe Jr. while both were in New York City to attend the BWAA award dinner and the Klitschko-Jennings fight. The veteran trainer also talked about Andre Ward’s return and Mayweather-Pacquiao.
Gennady Golovkin, fresh off his TKO of Martin Murray, is scheduled to return to the ring on May 16, but the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder’s promoter and trainer are willing to have him fight in June if it means showdowns with Miguel Cotto or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Gennady Golovkin, who defends his WBA middleweight title against Martin Murray today, is on a mission to collect all of the major 160-pound belts this year, including THE RING and WBC titles held by Miguel Cotto. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez and Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach are already talking about the potential showdown.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera and junior middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. will compete in support of Friday’s ESPN2 main event between lightweights Karl Dargan and Tony Luis.
Should a mega-bout between RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez not become a reality, there are other options, according to Cotto’s adviser.
IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich was understandably stunned as he was the recipient of a draw against Jayson Velez on Saturday night.
If a fight between Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto can’t be made, it won’t hurt WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s feelings. He’ll face either fighter.
Could a Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal fight circumvent Adonis Stevenson’s mandatory defense against Pascal? Kathy Duva from Main Events certainly isn’t ruling it out.
Could undefeated featherweight Jayson Velez defeat IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich for his strap on Nov. 29? Velez’s trainer, Abel Sanchez certainly believes so.