News | Mar 09 2017

How Gennady Golovkin is ‘a thorn in Floyd Mayweather’s side’

Gennady Golovkin has never hit an opponent with his full power, his trainer claims
Gennady Golovkin
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN’S ever-increasing popularity is “a thorn” in Floyd Mayweather’s side, according to the Kazakh’s trainer Abel Sanchez.

The unbeaten 34-year-old faces the toughest test of his career next weekend when he defends his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles against Daniel Jacobs in New York.

Rising from relative obscurity, ‘GGG’ has made himself one of the most marketable fighters in the sport today and Sanchez was not moved by Mayweather’s recent put-downs of his man, when the retired American picked Canelo Alvarez to beat Golovkin should they meet in the future.