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EXCLUSIVE: Carson Jones reveals shock at Abel Sanchez / GGG split

World Boxing News 29/04/2019

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Rugged American Carson Jones no longer trains with Abel Sanchez as the super-welterweight nears a return to the ring in 2019.

Jones left the ranks in 2018. So far in 2019, Joe Joyce and Gennady Golovkin have followed suit.

It’s not yet been confirmed whether Murat Gassiev will be the next name to leave the world famous Big Bear camp.

Gassiev recently agreed on a deal with Matchroom Boxing and is set for a run in the heavyweight ranks.

For Jones, fond memories come from his time training alongside Golovkin, who announced his decision to leave Sanchez last week.

Upon hearing the news, Jones admitted to WBN he was thoroughly shocked and didn’t see it coming.

“Honestly, when I heard the news I couldn’t believe it. As you know I started training with Abel right around the same time as Gennady Golovkin. It was all like a close knit family. So when I saw the news I was in disbelief, but apparently, it was true,” Jones exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I can’t really speak on it because I honestly didn’t expect to begin with. But I’ve read it came down to money and sadly it’s business first friendship last.

“The best of luck to both of them. Both of them are millionaires so they’ll be fine,” he added.

HARDY

Speaking during a radio interview with Sirius XM’s At The Fights, Women’s star Heather Hardy believes something more sinister may have gone on between the pair.

“There’s probably a ton of stuff that went on behind the scenes.” — ⁦Hardy said when weighing in on the bitter GGG v Sanchez split with ⁦host Randy Gordon.

“This person just seems incapable of accepting that any part of this is his fault.” — ⁦she added on Sanchez’s statement post-GGG breakup.

That statement Hardy speaks of was partly given to World Boxing News in an exclusive/

Sanchez told WBN at the time: “I am great (since the split). But unfortunately, big contracts create greed in ungrateful, dishonorable people.”

SiriusXM At The Fights airs Mondays and Fridays from 6-8p ET. The show is hosted by former New York State athletic commissioner Randy Gordon. Plus former #1-ranked Heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney.

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