Gennady Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, reaffirms to World Boxing News that their side won't budge on the weight limit when it's time for Golovkin to get his mandatory shot at the WBC middleweight title. Whether it's Canelo Alvarez or Amir Khan, Sanchez says Golovkin isn't draining down past 160lbs for either man.
"Gennady Golovkin is a middleweight, so for Canelo or Khan the limit is 160. They can come in at any weight under 160 they like, but ‘GGG' will not bow to DIVA demands and will fight at 160."
Of course Abel Sanchez doesn't really expect Khan to factor into this equation after May 7th anyway.
"Khan will make for a good fight early as his hand speed will trouble Canelo, but the strength of Canelo will take over in the second part of the fight and that will be the big difference.
"I wasn't really shocked or surprised that this fight got made in the first place as it seems like Canelo's M.O. to take on these type of fights," added Sanchez.
That last slight aside, there are still questions as to whether or not the WBC will actually force Canelo to fight Golovkin at the full division limit if Golovkin won't budge. Personally, I'd love for Golovkin to force their hand by not conceding to a catch weight, forcing the commission to make a ruling one way or the other which will undoubtedly reveal their true colors.