By Keith Idec
LAS VEGAS – Andre Rozier was not surprised when he learned of the separation between Gennady Golovkin and coach Abel Sanchez last week.
The coach of Daniel Jacobs said on Tuesday that he said Sanchez's outspoken nature costs him his job as Golovkin's corner man. Sanchez publicly revealed last week that his long-standing partnership with Golovkin was recently ended because Golovkin wanted Sanchez to accept a significant pay cut for his upcoming bouts.
"I was waiting for it to happen," Rozier said. "[Sanchez is] the worst. It's exactly the way he does things.
Rozier and Jacobs discussed the separation of Golovkin-Sanchez on Tuesday at the end of their interview session at the MGM Grand. They met in the T-Mobile Arena (DAZN) on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena (DAZN) with reporters who had made "big announcements" for Jacobs' title-winning fight against Canelo Alvarez.
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" I'll never forget it, "Rozier said. "We had a conference call with us on the phone and he told me that Danny was not ready for the big time and I was watching [Sanchez] when we were fighting Golovkin and he was sweating bullets and I'm like," Oh yeah, come on baby one more time Let's continue building "and I wish no one bad, I really do not, but sometimes you could talk so much that you talk out of a situation Abel Sanchez did.
Jacobs, trained since his youth by Rozier, pointed out that Golovkin is not the only B oxer, who recently separated from Sanchez. Former cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev, heavyweight expert Joe Joyce and junior welterweight veteran Ryan Martin have started new coaches since their last bouts.
"I thought it was funny because Abel is not the most pleasant guy when it comes to criticizing opponents of Triple-G, right? "Said Jacobs. "He said a lot of negative things about me and Canelo, saying that we are fighting for Golovkin's belt and so many other irreverent things. Do you know, he just lost something, maybe three or four fighters in a row? Four fighters in a row?
"I mean, I'm glad I got my trainer, who's been here since day one and made me who I am today. When we achieve this victory, I not only catapult, but catapulted as one of the best coaches in the world. It's me for him. So when I see all those other coaches saying so many negative things, other things, and then all that stuff happens, I just smile, man. It's just funny. "
The Golovkin from Kazakhstan (38-1-1, 34 KOs) did not announce who will train him for his next fight. The former middleweight champion meets Canadian Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 8.
Keith Idec is a senior writer / columnist for BoxingScene.com. He is available on Twitter @Idecboxing.