By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Trainer and the man behind Gennady Golovkin’s gloves – Abel Sanchez has called for Mayweather’s 50th fight against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor to be expunged from the record books.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. picked a 10th round technical knockout win over Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 to break Rocky Marciano’s record [50-0] but, Abel Sanchez who has train fourteen boxers to world championships including Triple ‘G’ believes that the fight against McGregor lacks the weight to be counted as credible.
“As important as it is for him to be ‘TBE’ and as important as it is for him to be recognized as one of the best, I’m surprised that he made this fight,” Sanchez told BoxingScene.
“I understand the financial part of it for him, but it does nothing for his legacy and I think for us to consider that being one of the 50 fights would be bad for his legacy and to his image.”
Sanchez think Mayweather’s win over McGregor is synonymous to a baseball player using performance enhancing drugs. He further advised that Mayweather ‘TBE’ would have to fight at least once more for his legacy to remain intact.
“If he retires and does nothing after that, I don’t think that it will be something that will be considered as breaking the record of Marciano,” he added.
“It’s just like when these baseball players were caught using performance enhancing drugs, how can you put those records on file and consider them with the records of the guys that didn’t?”
“I think of this talk about an asterisk besides their name for this being done while using the performance enhancing drug. For Mayweather fighting an amateur, it shouldn’t be considered as his 50th win. What he does after this fight will determine how he’s viewed at the end of his career.”
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