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Abel Sanchez: No one at 160 lasts the distance with Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer is expecting a short night when they meet Daniel Jacobs.

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It had taken a while to solidify the fight, but with a fight between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs officially signed and sealed, now all there is to talk about is how the fight will play out.

For Abel Sanchez, who serves as Golovkin’s head trainer, he’s expecting a good show between the combatants...a good show albeit a short one as he doesn’t believe any middleweight can survive 12 rounds with his fighter.

“I’m hoping Danny Jacobs is true to his word and comes to fight. Everything about him and the things he has said - indicate that we will have a barnburner for as long it lasts on March 18.

“I’m afraid it won’t be good for him though as nobody at 160 will last the distance with Golovkin.”

The fact is, though, Daniel Jacobs sports a healthy 88% knockout percentage himself. He’s proven that he can punch and it’ll be interesting to see if he can’t make a dent in Golovkin’s chin — who thus far has never seemed to be truly hurt in a fight.

Either way, Golovkin-Jacobs is the perhaps the best available fight to be made at middleweight right now, and will hopefully tell us more about how good both Golovkin and Jacobs really are going forward.

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