Golovkin announces coach split

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A new trainer will be in Gennady Golovkin’s corner when he returns to the ring against Steve Rolls in June.

Gennady Golovkin has announced a split from long-time coach Abel Sanchez.

The former unified middleweight world champion confirmed the news in a statement on Instagram, describing it as a “major decision”.

Golovkin, who recently signed a six-fight deal with DAZN, will return to the ring against Canadian Steve Rolls in June.

And he will have a new trainer in his corner for that bout at Madison Square Garden, which will mark Golovkin’s first outing since losing his WBA and WBC titles in a rematch with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last September.

“I would like to announce that I have made a major decision for myself and for my career,” said the 37-year-old.

“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.”

Я хотел бы объявить о важном решении, которое принял для себя и своей карьеры. Мне необходимо продолжать совершенствоваться, опираясь на то, чего я уже достиг. Поэтому я решил не тренироваться с Абелем Санчесом. Это было нелёгкое решение, которое никак не связано с его профессиональными качествами. Он хороший тренер, преданный, тренер из Зала Славы. Я объявлю своего нового тренера в ближайшее время, но сегодня я хотел бы поблагодарить Абеля за то, что он дал мне в боксе. ⠀ 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.

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