By Mark Elezaj
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin took to social media today to let his fans, and the boxing world, know that he has decided to part ways with his longtime trainer Abel Sanchez.
“I would like to announce that I have made a major decision for myself and for my career. I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to better myself. Therefore, I will not be training with Abel Sanchez. This was not an easy decision for me and it is not a reflection on Abel’s professional abilities. He is a great trainer, a loyal trainer, and a Hall of Fame trainer,” Golovkin stated.
“I will be announcing my new trainer at a later date. But today, I want to thank Abel for the lessons he taught me in boxing.”
Sanchez has been in Golovkin’s corner for nearly a decade and had a different outlook on what transpired today, claiming that Golovkin presented him with a cut in pay, after signing his huge deal with DAZN, and that the trainer rejected GGG’s offer.
“As of today I will no longer be working with Gennady Golovkin. After a great 9-year run, records set and equaled, developing a Hall of Fame career and making it possible to sign a six-fight, $100 million contract with DAZN, he proposed and insisted on an insulting new trainer compensation schedule,” Sanchez said in a statement to Yahoo Sports.
“My dignity and honor does not allow me to be screwed like that. It’s unfortunate being greedy, being ungrateful and no ethics, honor or integrity will end this relationship.”
Golovkin, at 37 years old, is certainly at the final stage of his career. Should he defeat Rolls on June 8th in Madison Square Garden, a trilogy with Canelo could happen in the fall, if Canelo can beat Daniel Jacobs next month of course.
~ The Fighting Voice ~