Boxing News 2016: Boxing News 2016: Golovkin's Coach Blasts Canelo, Blames Him For Fight Not Happening

By Miguel Torres, Posted: 12/01/16 12:36PM EST
Gennady Golovkin with trainer Abel Sanchez
Gennady Golovkin celebrates his eighth round TKO against David Lemieux during their WBA/WBC interim/IBF middleweight title unification bout at Madison Square Garden on October 17, 2015 in New York City.(Photo : Al Bello/Getty Images)

Many within the boxing world have been met with disappointment when the middleweight super fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin failed to come to fruition in 2016.

But those who are following the said matchup are given reasons to not lose hope just yet. According to Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez, the said fight is still penciled in for the coming year.

"Hopefully, everything goes well and then we get the Golovkin fight done for September. The plan is still to fight Golovkin," Gomez told ESPN in an interview on Wednesday.

Alvarez was ruled out of action for the rest of the year, after he fractured his right hand during his September fight against Liam Smith, where he won via ninth round stoppage. According to Gomez, the 26-year-old Mexican boxing sensation should be ready and back in training by February.

But as far as the fight falling through for 2016, Golovkin's camp has pinned the blame solely on Alvarez's part. Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez is not too optimistic about the fight happening, and if it does end up being scrapped for good, he says it is certainly not because of his fighter.

"I'll tell you this, if it doesn't get made, it's not because of Golovkin," Sanchez said via BoxingScene. "It's because of Canelo - I don't wanna say not bending. But Canelo not being reasonable with what each one is worth."

Like how Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was the most clamored fight in the late 2000's, Sanchez believes fans see the same thing for Alvarez vs. Golovkin. It is also why he believes it is important that both men get to iron out their demands, to make the fight happen.

"If Golovkin says [what's proposed is] OK for him, then that's OK. But you've gotta do it both ways," Sanchez said. "Both guys have gotta be happy with what they're getting."



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