Via Sean Jones: Coach Abel Sanchez said the three people who can beat Canelo Alvarez are Artur Beterbiev, David Benavidez and Gennadiy Golovkin.
Those fighters all possessed the kryptonite needed to defeat Canelo and bring him to his knees, ending nine long years as the face of boxing.
If Canelo fights all three of those fighters over the next two years, chances are he will lose them all.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence that Canelo is yet to face Benavidez (25-0.22 KOs) and IBF/WBC light heavyweight champion Beterbiev (17-0.17 KOs).
Canelo recently dismissed Benavidez as an option, saying he has nothing to offer him. However, Golovkin doesn’t have a belt to offer Canelo, but he still has a chance to fight him in September.
Canelo’s comments made it clear why he turned down a huge offer from the PBC to have him play Jermall Charlo and Benavidez in May and September.
Sanchez believes that even now, with Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) turning 40 on April 8, he will beat Canelo if he abandons the boxing style he has adopted. Use and return to the high pressure boxer he was most of his career.
Sanchez lists 3 who beat Canelo
Abel felt that Beterbiev was too big and too strong for Canelo, and the Mexican star wouldn’t have been able to knock him down if he hadn’t been crushed in the process by the Russian boxer’s intense body punch.
“In my opinion, only three people beat Canelo now,” Abel Sanchez told Against TV Hub. “It was Betterbiev. He’s just a bigger, bigger man and he’s as strong as a bull. You will have to hit him with a stick to stop him.
“David Benavidez and Gennady Golovkin if he gets in shape if he gets in the shape he was before,” Sanchez went on to name two additional boxers he thinks will beat Canelo.
“No, I shouldn’t have said ‘by shape.’ If he [Golovkin] fight like he used to. Right now, he’s trying to be something he just couldn’t do. He’s trying to be a boxer, and he’s not a boxer,” Sanchez said of GGG.
“He was shooting and receiving punishment he shouldn’t have received. He is a stalker; he is a man who will hold Canelo with his hind leg which will make Canelo think because he might crack.
“Golovkin stalking like Canelo will be a great fight for the fans. But will he be able to reach that point again? I don’t know,” said Sanchez.
Since Golovkin’s first fight with Canelo in 2017, he’s been boxing more than he’s been sliding downhill like he used to. It’s reasonable to assume that Golovkin studied Floyd Mayweather Jr’s fight with Canelo, and has used that style in virtually all of his fights since.
That style didn’t suit Golovkin, and it resulted in him struggling with Canelo in both their skirmishes and struggling against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, a fighter he should run like a tank. .
Bivol CANNOT beat Canelo says Abel
“I had one of my guys, I won’t mention anyone, at Manny’s in Santa Fe Springs or anywhere in Whittier, and my guy had no trouble with him,” Sanchez said. about his warrior dealing with Bivol in battle.
“He’s a very good fighter, but he’s a very cautious fighter,” Sanchez said of Bivol. “He’s not taking the chances that you need to get at that level.
“It may be that you are up, but at that level you need to have some chance to make things happen. He [Bivol] there doesn’t seem to be that device. Canelo is expected to have an uphill fight against Saunders; Canelo is supposed to have a tough fight with Plant.
“By the fifth or sixth inning in both of those games, he hit the jackpot,” Sanchez said of Canelo. “He could close his eyes and hit these guys. I think Canelo is at the first of his career.
“Bivol will present some of the problems with Canelo from the start just like Rey [Julio Cesar Martinez] made with Chocolatito [Roman Gonzalez].
“But once Canelo zooms in, maybe in the sixth, seventh, eighth innings, I wouldn’t say it’s an easy fight, but it’s one that will be easily won by him.
“I do not think so,“Sanchez said when asked if Bivol has no chance of beating Canelo. “Yes, I think it’s a 70-30 fight if Canelo goes before he gets in the ring and heads.
“It’s not that Bivol is a bad fighter. It’s Canelo, I wouldn’t say he’s at his peak, but he’s at a point in his career where if he continues to train the way he trains, it will only There are a few people who will come close to him.
“Tricks [of Bivol] very cool and the techniques are great, but when you start to get affected, all that goes away.
“When Canelo follows you the way he does and takes shots where he receives them, it will be difficult to stay away from him.
“Like I said in his last two teamfights, in the middle of the game he hit the shots as if they were going to hit the pocket. He wasn’t really disinterested in the people that were in front of him,” said Sanchez.
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Sanchez said that Bivol doesn’t have the right professional style for him to beat a boxer like Canelo right now, as he fights like an amateur. Bivol was also too cautious, not attacking in the way necessary for him to have a shot down Canelo.
The way to beat Canelo is to attack him, push him back and force him to defend with his back foot the way Golovkin did with him in their first match in 2017.
Unfortunately, Bivol is too shy to fight like that, and Canelo will make the most of his weakness by taking him down the same way he did with the four paper champions he just defeated. at 168 to become the undisputed champion.
“That’s what usually happens when guys get into this phase of their careers where nothing can go wrong,” Sanchez said of Canelo’s fighting at a high level. “There is nothing in their minds that can go wrong, and there is nothing anyone can do to defeat them.
“I had it with Terry Norris when he fought Sugar Ray Leonard, Donald Curry, and some of those guys. I had it with Golovkin as he fought a lot of those fights early before Canelo fought.
“Inside [Curtis] Stevens fights, where he piggybacks him for eight rounds until he wants to knock him down and punish him. It’s a stage in a person’s career where there’s a lot of faith in what they’re doing.
“Again, it’s not that Bivol is a bad fighter. He’s a world champion, he’s a great fighter, but Canelo is on another level now.
“I don’t think so,” Sanchez said when asked if Canelo would stop Bivol. “I think Bivol is smart enough to resist. He will be punished in the final third of the war. He will be punished.
“No, it won’t be a boring fight. Bivol had the skill. Bivol has had a great amateur career, but amateur and professional are different things. Right now, he’s not an amateur, but he’s not the pro that he needs to be to beat a Canelo.
“Not experience but metal, the Chocolatito medal you need to have. Supplement. On that level is different,” said Sanchez.
There was a time when Bivol was more aggressive than the present, but the fight against Joe Smith Jr. in 2019 took away his belligerence, leaving behind an overly cautious gladiator who fights as if walking on eggshells.
In Bivol’s three battles since the one with Smith, he looked fearful of his own shadow in victories over Lenin Castillo, Craig Richards and Umar Salamov.