Alvarez muscle gain won't help him, says Golovkin trainer

  • Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet in Las Vegas on September 16 
  • Alvarez is looking for his 50th professional victory over unbeaten Golovkin
  • The Mexican has been looking notably larger ahead of the middleweight bout 
  • Golovkin is tipped to have the power advantage ahead of the match-up 

Spencer Morgan For Mailonline

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez is unconcerned by the extra muscle weight put on by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ahead of the pair’s middleweight super-fight.

The two meet at T-Mobile Arena on the famous Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night in what is seen by many as the most mouth-watering clash in boxing.

Alvarez, looking for his 50th professional victory in the contest against the unbeaten Kazakh, has significantly bulked up ahead of the clash with Golovkin tipped to have the advantage when it comes to size and power.

Canelo Alvarez is looking significantly bigger ahead of his fight with Gennady Golovkin

Canelo Alvarez is looking significantly bigger ahead of his fight with Gennady Golovkin

Canelo Alvarez is looking significantly bigger ahead of his fight with Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin's (right) trainer (left) insists he is unconcerned by the Mexican's added size

Golovkin's (right) trainer (left) insists he is unconcerned by the Mexican's added size

Golovkin’s (right) trainer (left) insists he is unconcerned by the Mexican’s added size

But Sanchez believes the Mexican’s changed physique will mean nothing when it comes to fight night as he still has to make the 160 pound weight limit the day before and 170 pounds the morning of. 

‘No matter how big he looks, he still has to make 160 pounds on September 15, and he still has to make 170 on the 16 morning,’ said Sanchez to secondsout.com about Canelo. 

‘How big he gets is really irrelevant. It’s not going to make him any stronger. It’s not going to make him fight any harder. It’s still the same Canelo. 

‘He’s still going to have to get in the ring with Golovkin, and we know what he can do at 160 pounds.

Alvarez has bulked up to better handle both his opponent's size and power 

Alvarez has bulked up to better handle both his opponent's size and power 

Alvarez has bulked up to better handle both his opponent’s size and power 

Golovkin has his hands taped by Sancez during the media workout in Los Angeles last month

Golovkin has his hands taped by Sancez during the media workout in Los Angeles last month

Golovkin has his hands taped by Sancez during the media workout in Los Angeles last month

‘We’ll see in the first 3 rounds,’ Sanchez added when asked about how he saw the fight playing out.

‘We’ll see what kind of respect Gennady has for Canelo and the punching power,’ said Sanchez. 

”If he has no respect for him, then we’re going to see a great fight. Gennady is ready to go 12 rounds as hard as he can. If Canelo can stand it, it’s going to be a great fight. 

‘He’s making 165 pounds 7 days before the fight. We’re going to be surprised at the outcome of how dominant Golovkin will be.’

Alvarez and  Golovkin meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday evening 

Alvarez and  Golovkin meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday evening 

Alvarez and Golovkin meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday evening 

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