Former Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin has made the decision to split from longtime trainer Abel Sanchez, releasing the following rather standardized statement:
I would like to announce that I have made a major decision for myself and for my career. I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to better myself. Therefore, I will not be training with Abel Sanchez. This was not an easy decision for me and it is not a reflection on Abel’s professional abilities. He is a great trainer, a loyal trainer, and a Hall of Fame trainer.
I will be announcing my new trainer at a later date. But today, I want to thank Abel for the lessons he taught me in boxing.
Whilst Abel Sanchez released his own statement not nearly as complimentary of Golovkin’s decision.
“FYI, as of today I will no longer be working with Gennady Golovkin,” Sanchez said in a statement to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports.
“After a great 9-year run, records set and equaled, developing a Hall of Fame career and making it possible to sign a six-fight, $100 million contract with DAZN, he proposed and insisted on an insulting new trainer compensation schedule. My dignity and honor does not allow me to be screwed like that. It’s unfortunate being greedy, being ungrateful and no ethics, honor or integrity will end this relationship.”