Via Brian Webber: Former Gennadiy Golovkin coach Abel Sanchez says he has seen no improvement in Canelo Alvarez’s game from match to match against Dmitry Bivol.
Sanchez feels that 32-year-old Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) has become very repetitive without any “Variant. “
Sanchez didn’t say it, but the way Canelo is fighting now, he has no chance against Dmitry Bivol in a rematch or against warriors like David Benavidez and David Morrell. Those guys will make Canelo look as old as Golovkin.
You hate to say it but Canelo is almost as shot as Golovkin is now, and we’ll see that once he fights Bivol again or faces Benavidez. Chances are, Canelo will use the excuse of not wanting to fight the Mexicans to beat Benavidez for the rest of his career.
That won’t protect the Mexican star from losses as the boxing public will hold him to the flames and demand him to fight quality super middleweight opponents instead of fodder.
We see Canelo walking forward behind a tall guard looking to land single shots he can load up on.
That approach worked for 40-year-old Golovkin last Saturday to help Canelo win a decisive round 12, but only because the Kazakhs look old and quaint inside the ring.
The way Canelo is fighting now is the same way he’s fighting the flawed super-middleweight champions from Europe that he beat to become the undisputed 168-lb champion.
Against Billy Joe Saunders, Rocky Fielding and Callum SmithCanelo will rush forward behind a tall guard, unleashing each punch.
It has dimensions, but it works against these weaklings because they are not so talented.
“That’s exactly what it was. Canelo won 10 rounds; probably nine for sure,” Abel Sanchez told Against TV Hub on his thoughts on scoring generously for Gennadiy Golovkin in last Saturday’s loss to Canelo Alvarez. “118-110, 117-111 is what it should have been for Canelo.
“Sure, he made him box more and do some of the basics that he should, but that’s not Gennadiy,” Sanchez said of Golovkin’s coach, Johnathon Banks.
“It’s not the Gennadiy that judges and fans are used to seeing. They are not used to seeing Floyd Mayweather in a Kazakh body. They wanted to see the warrior he had told the Mexicans he was going to be.
“On the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth days, he [Golovkin] Pressed a little more, but by that point, Canelo was dead because he didn’t need to win any more rounds. I think he thought he had a fight in the pocket. But when it appeared, it was probably closer than he thought.
“Gennadiy who fought Canelo in the first battle will destroy Canelo in the third. Canelo was at the top, Not because he doesn’t fight great people, but he doesn’t get it.
“Everything he [Canelo] same thing. It has methods. It’s a similar thing. No improvement there. There is no difference; there are no variations to anything he does.
“As for how tired he was in the last third of the fight, Golovkin that we had in the first and second fight, if he had that kind of attitude, he would have beaten Canelo.
“If you [Golovkin] did what he did in the previous four innings, if he starts in the fifth, it’s a different fight.
“He is [Canelo] do the same thing; Compare matches,” said Sanchez when asked if Canelo is doing the same thing he did with Dmitry Bivol.
“My concern for Canelo is that I heard during the fight with Bivol that he sucked gas at the end of the game, just like he did in this fight. Why did he end up with gas?
“At least Gennadiy in the end of the war was better than the beginning. Canelo is the opposite. What is the reason for that? He was tired in the Bivol fight, he was tired in this fight, but he was not tired in the first two games against us.
“We’ll see if he gives the same excuse in the sequel,” Sanchez said when informed that Canelo made excuses after the loss to Bivol that he hadn’t been able to train properly.
“That’s something I’ll look into. Is he letting off steam because he’s not focused enough? You are the top level. You must be able to adapt and adjust. We’ll see what he has to say in the next game,” Sanchez said of Canelo.