Abel Sanchez reveals why Gennady Golovkin will never be unified middleweight champion

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, May 7th, 2018 | 0

Gennady Golovkin may be one of the best boxers in the world, but he will never be a unified middleweight champion, according to his trainer Abel Sanchez.

And he has a pretty bizarre reason to say that!

The only addition that Golovkin, the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBC champion, needs is the WBO belt, which is currently held by Billy Joe Saunders.

Sanchez insists Saunders would never agree to fight Golovkin over monetary reasons.

“We know now that he’s never going to be unified champion,” Sanchez was quoted as saying by boxingnews24.com.

“Saunders is never going to fight him, because Saunders is looking for lottery money. He’s waiting for the opportunity and Saunders doesn’t want to fight him.

“He asked for $7 million to fight [Daniel] Jacobs,” he said, adding that he would demand ‘Anthony Joshua money’ to fight Golovkin.

“So we’re kind of certain we’re not going to get that belt.”

Meanwhile, Golovkin, who stopped Vanes Martirosyan in the second round over the weekend, is next expected to fight IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko, although nothing is confirmed yet.


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