Abel Sanchez Defends Why GGG Did Not Confront Lara In This Provocative Interview

I am not surprised in the least by the statements of Abel Sanchez about the Guantanamo Erislandy Lara, after all we have had many opportunities to speak with him on the subject and the speech is the same.

What did surprise us is that finally Abel Sanchez speaks in this way publicly and not off the record as he used to do when we visited his GYM in Big Bear to see one of his stars at that time, also Guantanamero Sullivan Barrera.
For some time now Erislandy Lara has been publicly challenging Gennady Golovkin, challenges that have not materialized since the Kazakh has not even deigned to publicly answer the Cuban. But this weekend our friend and colleague Dontaes from Dontaes Boxination had Abel Sanchez as a guest on his YouTube channel and in an interview where he talked about the whole issue of Lara he occupied a large part of it.

Dontaes:
Abel, Lara still wants the fight with Golovking.
Abel Sanchez:
Yes, he loves her, but as I have said in the past. Someone has to be willing to pay for it. Money that will not be recovered.
Dontaes:
So you still think that. But if we look at Erislandy Lara had good ratings when she faced Canelo. And when Golovkin faced Willy Monroe Jr the arena was filled
Abel Sanchez:
But who do you think is going to fill the arena? Erislandy Lara fans?
Dontaes :
No, no Golovking fans will fill the arena.
Abel Sanchez:
So you propose that we have to help Erislandy Lara promote the fight?
Dontaes:
But in all fights there has to be a part A and a part B. It is always one of the two that attracts the fans.
Abel Sanchez:
Look, this fight that we are having between Canelo and Golovkin is being done because both fighters are going to bring fans to the arena.
Dontaes:
Yes, but that is one of the few exceptions.

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Abel Sanchez:
So why are you asking us to go back four steps and help someone with our sweat? Who did Lara face in her last fight, Delvin Rodriguez?
Dontaes:
No, no, he fought another after that but now the name of his rival does not come to mind.
Abel Sanchez:
That’s so you can see how good their fights are .. (Laughter….)
Dantoes:
Well, I definitely don’t fight anyone at the height of Golovkin but that’s why I ask you why Lara wants to fight not someone like Golovkin, he wants to fight Golovkin.
Abel Sanchez:
Leave me and I ask you this then. Why don’t I agree to fight Demetrius Andrades?
Dontaes:
Well, it’s true, he didn’t agree to fight Andrades.
Abel Sanchez:
Why?
Dontaes:
Well, I can’t vouch for it, it doesn’t correspond to me.
Abel Sanchez:
That’s what I want to tell you, if Erislandy Lara wants to be on the same level as Canelo, Golovki, Floyd for example, then because he continues to fight with that kind of rivals with such low quality. And forget about money, if he wants respect and if he wants time on television because he keeps fighting with those rivals. He has to fight with the same quality of rivals that we are fighting.
Dantoes:
Well, those are the ones who are willing to get in the ring with him ……
Abel Sanchez:
No, no! Demetrius Andrades wanted to fight him!
Dontaes:
It’s true Abel, but that just happened recently and Erislandy Lara has been challenging Gennady Golovkin for almost two years.
Abel Sanchez:
Well, everyone challenges Golovkin, everyone.

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Dontaes:
Curti Steven challenged him and you guys gave him the fight without thinking.
Abel Sanchez:
Everybody wants to see Steven fight. Everybody wants to see him fight.
Dontaes:
Are you telling me that people want to see Golovkin face Monroe Jr but that people don’t want to see Golovkin vs Erislandy Lara?
Abel Sanchez:
I absolutely think so! Lara puts you to sleep, she bores you. But not just me. Look, leave me and I ask you this question. Why does Willie Monroe Jr fight on HBO and Erislandy Lara doesn’t? Monroe just fought on HBO. Why isn’t Lara because she’s asking for a lot of money and HBO doesn’t want to pay her or is it because it’s so boring that no one wants to see it?
Dontae:
So what you are telling me is that Erislandy Lara is very boring and nobody wants to see him fight.
Abel Sanchez:
No, you answer the question. If according to you Monroe has less value than Erislandy Lara then why has Monroe received opportunities on HBO and Lara has not vs Nelson?
Dontaes:
Well, I don’t know the truth if Lara and Nelson have tried to negotiate a fight.
Abel Sanchez:
It doesn’t matter, it’s not the point. Look when we started fighting in the United States in the first big fights Golovkin was making less than $ 30,000. A misery. We fought for so little because we wanted to be seen, we wanted to be on HBO and for people to see us. If he is not willing to do that then it is his problem. Why do we have to sacrifice for him and help him?
Dontaes:
Well, Erislandy Lara has had good fights on her record.
Abel Sanchez:
Who ?! Delvin Rodriguez his last rival?
Dontaes:
No, Yuri Foreman was his last rival.
Abel Sanchez:
(Laughs…) Much worse, much worse… (Laughter) That I think was inactive for like 5 years or something like that.
Dontaes:
Well no, the last time the fight was in 2016.
Abel Sanchez:
And before that? I think it was Cotto or something like that. But what I’m telling you is this. Why do we have to take three steps back fighting with him?
Look at Charlo, he just fought an undefeated boxer. I don’t remember the name. Why doesn’t Erislandy Lara do that?
Dontaes:
Well right now he’s trying to unify with Jarred Hurd.
Abel Sanchez:
Ah please. He is not negotiating anything. He refused to fight Demetrius Andrades and that fight is much better for him.
Dontaes:
I agree, I think he should face Demetrius Andrades.
Abel Sanchez:
And then why is he not facing Andrades?
Dontaes:
Actually, I have no idea. But what I can tell you is that this is a fight that should be negotiated from now on.
Abel Sanchez:
When he does that, then maybe he deserves the opportunity to be considered and respected.

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Dantoes:
And what about the fight against Canelo? I and a lot of people think that Lara beat Canelo.
Abel Sanchez:
Look, what you and I think doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what the judges think. And the reason I am telling you this is the following. The most important thing is what the judges think because never in history has there been a decision that has been changed.
Dantoes:
Well it’s true I agree, but the public will always give you credit based on what their own eyes saw.
Abel Sanchez:
Let me tell you this last thing on the subject. That thought that you just told me accompanied by 50 cents to buy a cup of coffee at McDonald’s, nothing more….

Then we will put the full video of Dontaes’ interview with Abel Sanchez. The conversation about Erislandy Lara begins at minute 19.

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