Coach Sanchez tries to hold Golovkin back in camp, says he’s ready for Canelo war

Gennady Golovkin has begun serious training for his mega-fight with Canelo Alvarez on September 16 and coach Abel Sanchez is already attempting to rein the Kazakh puncher in.

‘GGG’ has signed up for the biggest fight of his career against the Mexican superstar at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for what is one of the most anticipated middleweight encounters of recent years.

Both sides are now knuckling down to the hard work in camp and Sanchez is pleased with the shape of his fighter in the early stages as the respected trainer bids to stop Golovkin going full throttle from the off.

“I was very happy with the first week Gennady spent in camp for basic conditioning,” said Sanchez.

“The most difficult thing to do with Gennady is to hold him back. Starting slowly is just not in his vocabulary.

“Gennady has wanted this fight for so long. I can already tell he is going to pull out all stops in this training camp to be at his best on September 16. This is war,” he added.

Wins over Dominic Wade, Kell Brook and Danny Jacobs have led Golovkin into battle against a fierce two-weight world champion in Canelo, whose only loss was against the awesome Floyd Mayweather back in 2013.

A win for the 35 year-old this fall would surely mean a push to the summit of the pound for pound ratings and see current number one Andre Ward lose his spot for the first time in almost a year.