IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez recently called out Andre Ward, accusing him of being a liar and using GGG’s name to stay relevant in the sport.
Ward has stated that GGG’s promoter turned down a fight offer for Ward to go up against Golovkin. However, Golovkin’s trainer says that’s absolutely false and that Ward never even mentioned Golovkin or fighting him until after GGG had signed a contract to fight IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux on Oct. 17.
Here’s what Sanchez had to say to Fighthype:
“Untrue. Andre’s a liar, and I’ll say it on the air. Andre talked all that after he [Golovkin] had signed the fight against Lemieux. He’d been offered many things before that and never came out and said he wanted the fight. But once he signed the fight with Lemieux, you can go back and look at the record, the fight with Lemieux was signed and talked about, and then he [Ward] comes out and says that. That guy doesn’t want to fight. Not only that, he was at 72 for his last fight.”