Abel Sanchez, the trainer of unbeaten Gennady Golovkin from Kazakstan, believes he is destined to become the next big name in the sport of boxing. The 30 year-old defends his WBA middleweight crown against game challenger Gabriel Rosado,21-5-(13), at Madison Square Garden in New York and Sanchez says he has never experienced a fighter with such power.
“I’ve been in this game a long time, and I’ve never had anyone hurt me like this guy with his punches to the ribs,” Sanchez said.
“If a guy wants to stand in front of him and fight … no one hits like that. It’ll be a short fight, and it’ll be entertaining.”
At a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday Sanchez continued “I’ve been saying for awhile boxing is missing the next big fighter. People go to the races to watch a crash. They want the bull to get the fighter in a bullfight. And they go to the fights looking for a knockout. I’ve always trained my guy to hurt somebody, to be faster, stronger.”
With 21 knockouts from 24 unbeaten fights Sanchez can feel supremely confident in Golovkin’s talent and fully expects him to blow away the game Rosado in New York and entice the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr, Canel Alavrez and even Andre Ward into the ring.
But Sanchez hopes Golovkin does not look too good it as he does not want to scare off the bigger names in fighting him
“If he doesn’t look good in this Rosado fight, maybe they’ll be interested in him, but when he blows him out, I think it’ll be more of the same,” Sanchez added. “Still, being dramatic, getting that big knockout, is what’s important to him. The fight fans will see how good he is and beg for these bigger fights to happen.”
January 8, 2013