Following Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, his promoter Oscar De La Hoya and the Mexican’s opponent (Golovkin), Abel Sanchez is the latest to weigh in on the controversial fight between Mayweather and McGregor set for next month.
Sanchez, (who trains Kazakh knockout artist Golovkin) pulled no punches when addressing both McGregor and the fight in general (in a recent interview with FightHype). Sanchez, who is credited with training honing Golovkin’s ring approach into a style more resembling of a traditional Mexican fighter, branded the UFC lightweight champion a ‘mutt’ and claimed the fight will essentially be as lopsided as they come:
“It’s a farce. It’s an amateur against one of the greatest fighters of our era,” Sanchez told FightHype. “If Maidana, Castillo, Berto, all these names that Mayweather has fought couldn’t touch him, how is this mutt going to touch him?”
When Sanchez was questioned on the fight hurting boxing, he replied “absolutely.”
“It hurts boxing, it doesn’t hurt our fight,” Sanchez added. “It hurts boxing. And the people are going to see that it shouldn’t have been made. But Mayweather does what he wants.”
Check out Sanchez’s (brief) tirade in the video above.