Gennady Golovkin Blog Part 3: Monday, October 5

Gennady Golovkin Blog Part 3: Monday, October 5

Abel Sanchez as trainer – In what ways have you improved as a fighter since first making your HBO and U.S. debuts in 2012?

“My coach Abel Sanchez is a very important part to my professional style. I started to work with him five years ago in Big Bear and felt very comfortable right from the start.

“He helped me with my professional style, which we call “Mexican Style,” like Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and many great Mexican champions.

“Everyday is hard work and something new in the gym and always getting better and staying focused.

“Abel is a great man and great trainer. From the beginning I felt comfortable in Big Bear at his gym, it’s the perfect place for me to train.

“I like being in the mountains with no distractions, just working and training for the fight and it’s very good for my concentration.

“At the gym I train hard with other great fighters. This is very good for me and creates a great atmosphere. I look forward to seeing everyone at the gym everyday.”

Face Off with Max Kellerman: Golovkin/Lemieux debuts Saturday, October 10 at 11:15 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Golovkin vs. Lemieux takes place Saturday, October 17 from Madison Square Garden and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.



-brownsugar :

If your name is Golovkin, then kicking butts and taking names while an entire division scurries for maximum security protection to escape detection from your lethal fists comes as easily as taking a stroll through a freshly manicured golf course. It's what you do.... I sometimes wonder if Golovkin's use of the tag line "big drama show" is a reflection of his impression of a jaded culture that needs to be titilated, and entertained during every free waking moment. Golovkin must marvel at western society's need to consume reality shows, social media, while following talent contests and the constant bombardment of up-to-the-minute news. I'm sure that people in the Kazakastan know how to entertain themselves but I suspect things are a bit simpler where he is from. The point is..... Golovkin is soliciting a "Big Drama Show" And I do indeed expected a few surprises to unfold during the course of the fight but ultimately I believe Golovkin will put on a clinical display of methodical mayhem. I'm expecting GGG to surgically dismantle Lemieux by capitolizing on the small gaps and deficiencies of his offence, such as loading up and swinging wide. More of a stunningly systematic breakdown, than a dramatic ending.