Trainer Blames Greed For Gennady Golovkin Split

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GGG Abel Sanchez
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Gennady Golovkin’s former trainer isn’t happy with the middleweight star.

Golovkin stunned the boxing world when he announced a split from his longtime trainer Abel Sanchez earlier today (April 24). Golovkin is preparing for a June 8 clash with Steve Rolls. It’ll be the first bout under Golovkin’s exclusive deal with DAZN.

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Sanchez spoke to Mike Coppinger shortly after Golovkin’s announcement. Here is his side of the story:

“This all is based on money. It’s unfortunate. (Offered) one fifth as much (as before). He just signed a $100 million contract. Contracts like that create greed. Nine years, got to this point. I think I did my part, not only promotion, but training and everything else. It really blindsided me. It hit me hard. I didn’t expect it from this kid. I was insulted. Greed unfortunately clouded the way. I honestly felt he was a different kind of person. This stems from some bad advice.”

In Golovkin’s announcement, the high-ranked middleweight said the split wasn’t indicative of Sanchez’s work as a trainer. He also said that his new trainer will be revealed in the near future.

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