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Martinez wants to go to 154, has no interest in fighting Golovkin – Sanchez

Phil Jay 05/11/2013

WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez is convinced that a fight a between ‘GGG’ and WBC title holder Sergio Martinez is destined not to happen.

Golovkin, 31, expressed an interest in colliding with the Argentinian following yet another crushing win last weekend, this time against Curtis Stevens, although Sanchez believes that Martinez is contemplating a divisional move, possibly to entice pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“I think that Martinez is heading in the opposite direction of Golovkin. Sergio and/or his people don’t show any interest in facing Gennady,” Sanchez told World Boxing News.

“I think Sergio wants to drop down and fight at 154, which in another words means away from Golovkin.”

Sanchez and his formidable fighter have been correctly lauded in the media since the Kazakhstan knockout artist put on another impressive display in front of an expectant crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Suggestions are that Golovkin could now contemplate a move north to 168 and potentially lucrative bouts with Andre Ward or Carl Froch, with Sanchez delighted that Golovkin is getting the credit he deserves.

“We appreciate the support of the media and the fans and hope to continue to win and make us worthy of all the support with big fights,” he added.

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