Abel Sanchez is excited at the prospect of Gennady Golovkin sharing a ring with Daniel Jacobs and admits the American would cause his fighter problems.
Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) has been frustrated in his attempts to secure a bout with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, with the Mexican prepared until September 2017 for what would be considered a super-fight between arguably the two best boxers in the world.
And the unified middleweight champion could now face secondary titleholder and mandatory challenger Jacobs in New York on December 10.
“I hope the Jacobs fight gets made. We want that fight,” Gololvkin’s trainer Sanchez told ESPN.
“I think Danny has been quiet and patient, and now that the WBA has ordered the fight, he’s talking. He has a lot of talent.”
The WBA have ordered negotiations between the two parties to take place and talks are understood to be well underway.
And while Jacobs was knocked out by Dmitry Pirog in a world title fight in 2010, he has since won eight fights in a row, all of which by stoppage.
“The fact that this kid beat cancer, how is Golovkin going to scare him? That’s a guy who really believes there is nothing he can’t handle,” Sanchez added.
“Golovkin understands that Danny Jacobs would be coming at him with that kind of mentality. Our job is just to make sure that with all of Gennady’s success, that he doesn’t get complacent.
We’ve all seen that happen to some fighters when they achieve a certain amount of success, and it is important that doesn’t become us.
“A fight with Jacobs would definitely motivate Gennady. I think it’s a great fight to sell. It’s a great fight for the fans. It would be a great fight, and it’s an opportunity for a great story in Danny.
“He’s the second-best middleweight in the world right now, and he’s on a roll. He has had some dramatic knockouts, and in his mind, he believes he can win. We’re not just saying that to promote the fight. People know this guy is legitimate.”