LAS VEGAS -- While unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin has made his views on Canelo Alvarez and the two performance-enhancing drug tests he failed in February well known, GGG has been somewhat measured, though pointed, in his comments.
Ever since Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), 28, of Mexico, failed the two tests in February, forcing the rematch to be canceled from its original May 5 date, renegotiated and then rescheduled for Saturday, Sanchez has been on Alvarez's case about everything from the failed tests to how he fought Golovkin last September.
"Gennady is boxing's longest-reigning world champion (since 2010) but I don't think he has really been appreciated until he stood up for the sport of boxing and boxing fans after Canelo flunked two random drug tests in February," Sanchez said.
"Instead of being up front and honest about it, Canelo and his team trotted out an old wheeze about the Mexican beef industry.
"No, Saturday night's rematch isn't about revenge, it's about respect.