Canelo vs. GGG: Abel Sanchez Says “Not Likely This Year and It’s not our Fault.”

Canelo vs. GGG – Earlier this morning, June 21, Abel Sanchez, the noted trainer of Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin, communicated with a member of the TSS family. During the conversation, it was brought to Sanchez’s attention that the Stations Casinos chain in Las Vegas had opened Golovkin a 4/1 favorite (minus-400) over Canelo Alvarez, the former lineal middleweight champion who recently relinquished his belt rather than oppose Golovkin in a mandatory title defense.

“Sounds right,” said Abel Sanchez, referencing the odds, “but in May of 2017 (at the earliest), with September more likely.”

“That’s not fair to the boxing public,” Sanchez was told. “Not our fault,” he replied. Then he added this observation: “(Canelo Alvarez) has an alligator mouth with a pigeon *ss.”

As we remember, Alvarez called out GGG after knocking out Amir Khan at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 7. After inviting Golovkin to stand from his ringside seat, Alvarez said through an interpreter “I fear no one in this sport. I’ll fight him right now.” In his post-fight remarks, Alvarez’s promoter Oscar de la Hoya said “Golovkin, make sure you answer your phone tomorrow morning. We will call you.”

Eleven days later, Alvarez surrendered his WBC belt. It would have been stripped from him anyway if he were to fight anyone other than GGG next, so he was merely being proactive.

Several months ago, Abel Sanchez wryly noted that just about every middleweight in the world was on record as saying that he wanted to fight GGG – they just didn’t want to fight him next. Alvarez’s backers obviously don’t want Canelo to fight GGG next either. Therefore, one or both will likely have an interim fight or fights before their big showdown finally comes to fruition.

“Great fights,” notes ESPN writer Wallace Matthews, “have a limited window in which to be made, and that window can slam shut for a lot of different reasons. For GGG and Canelo, that window is wide open now.”

It would be a shame if this match is stalled beyond the “sell point” as happened with the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight. Golovkin’s people are quite willing to take the short end of the purse. The ball is in Canelo’s corner.

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-brownsugar :

My hunter friend Dale says that turkeys are the most illusive prey. Most Hunters can only catch one all season (which is the legal limit per year) because you can only use a certain type of weapon and turkeys can see movement from miles away with their acute vision. They can also hear and smell from vast distances away. You must wear camophlage, put on something to obscure the human smell and hide in a hidden blind while breathing silently until one of them makes the mistake of walking out in front of your bow or shotgun which almost never happens. I predict that Canelo, despite proclaiming that Mexicans "don't f#@k around" and despite providing Sanchez with the invitation to "come and touch his big balls" Will never fight GGG in his prime. The fight will never happen as long as GGG is his usual hard hitting self. Canelo will remove himself from being a choice among the obvious candidates like Andrade, Charlo, or rematching Lara, and he will be more elusive than a turkey when it comes to Gennady Golovkin, it's not his fault, it's just the nature of a turkey, and Canelo cannot escape his nature, which is being the most elusive prey on the prairie. (unless he has the size advantage) There is talks of Eubank Jr being a prime candidate for GGG but I know little of Eubank beyond his reputation of being a huge trash talker. Sauders is not ready And Jacobs is also making gobbling sounds from the dense middleweight brush. Maybe the avoided mw can kill some time by facing Lara.


-brownsugar :

My hunter friend Dale says that turkeys are the most illusive prey. Most Hunters can only catch one all season (which is the legal limit per year) because you can only use a certain type of weapon and turkeys can see movement from miles away with their acute vision. They can also hear and smell from vast distances away. You must wear camophlage, put on something to obscure the human smell and hide in a hidden blind while breathing silently until one of them makes the mistake of walking out in front of your bow or shotgun which almost never happens. I predict that Canelo, despite proclaiming that Mexicans "don't f#@k around" and despite providing Sanchez with the invitation to "come and touch his big balls" Will never fight GGG in his prime. The fight will never happen as long as GGG is his usual hard hitting self. Canelo will remove himself from being a choice among the obvious candidates like Andrade, Charlo, or rematching Lara, and he will be more elusive than a turkey when it comes to Gennady Golovkin, it's not his fault, it's just the nature of a turkey, and Canelo cannot escape his nature, which is being the most elusive prey on the prairie. (unless he has the size advantage) There is talks of Eubank Jr being a prime candidate, but I know little of Eubank beyond his reputation of being a huge trash talker. Sauders is not ready And Jacobs is also making gobbling sounds from the dense middleweight brush. Maybe the avoided mw can kill some time by facing Lara.


-dollar bond :

It will never happen.