Abel Sanchez, the renowned trainer of Gennady Golovkin, has indicated that Canelo vs. Khan may be more competitive that most people think.
“I don’t think it’s a bad fight,” said Sanchez “If you recall, 28, 29 years ago Roberto Duran moved up 12 pounds, fought Ray Leonard, and beat him in their first fight. And then moved up another 13, and fought Hagler at 160. I think the weight that he’s coming up, maybe it’ll help his chin. Maybe he’s killing himself to make the weight. I don’t know. And he’s not gonna lose his hand speed, he’s not gonna lose his foot speed. Canelo’s gonna come in 25 pounds heavier. He’s gonna be a little slower. So it may be an interesting fight.”
Whilst Sanchez views the fight as “interesting,” he, like the bookmakers has Canelo as the firm favourite. “Khan has a chance,” said Sanchez. “I’m not a betting man. I wouldn’t bet on it. But I believe he has a chance.”