In part two of his HBO blog on September 15, Canelo Alvarez discusses his ongoing feud with Gennady Golovkin and trainer Abel Sanchez.
Here’s what Canelo had to say:
Abel Sanchez keeps saying that you “ran” during your first fight with Golovkin. Golovkin says you should stand and fight him in the center of the ring. What’s your response?
“Comments from Sanchez don’t really bother me because he actually thinks he’s a great trainer, but he doesn’t know what boxing is,” Canelo said.
“He doesn’t know what it is to have technique. He doesn’t know what it is to box or to move. He doesn’t know what it means to adapt to the circumstances of a fight and not just go forward and throw punches. What I do is box.
“I find it strange that someone who believes himself to be a great trainer does not know how to distinguish between having technique and what he’s saying [the running].
“It’s one thing to be coming forward like a donkey and it’s another thing to be moving, dodging punches, counterpunching, and even staying on the ropes without him hitting you.
“I hope he goes back to his house and realizes what I’ve been saying about him: that he’s a dumbass [pendejo]. The first [bout] has given me the confidence that I will win this fight. If I work him well throughout the fight, I can knock him out.”
24/7 Canelo/GGG 2 debuts Tues., Aug. 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Canelo vs. GGG 2 takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
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