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Gennady Golovkin's coach has cast doubt over Floyd Mayweather's boxing record

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In the opinion of die-hard boxing fans, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor wasn't even the biggest fight of the year.

McGregor's journey from the octagon to the ring was dressed up in unbridled publicity with over-the-top press conferences and empty threats. Nevertheless, few can honestly say they weren't dragged into the spectacle of it all.

The fight wasn't half bad, either. Mayweather rode the punches in the early rounds before ending the bout with a technical knockout in the tenth round.

It propelled Money to new heights in boxing, and in retiring immediately afterwards, locked in his professional record at 50-0 - defeating the previous unbeaten record of Rocky Marciano.

One man isn't impressed, however.

Abel Sanchez has the rather enviable job of coaching Gennady Golovkin who was involved in what some supporters saw as the real fight of the year against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

A rematch looks inevitable after the original fight finished in a controversial draw - depriving GGG of his perfect record, even if he was able to retain his belts.

And perhaps Sanchez is a little bitter when it comes to the Mayweather-McGregor match, with GGG's coach rubbishing the spectacle and even the value of the result.

Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez - News Conference

Speaking to On The Ropes Boxing Radio, he explained: "As important as it is for him [Mayweather] 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.

"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.

“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.

"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.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor

Brutal but come on Abel, Mayweather could only beat who was in front of him.

Money has been constantly linked with a fight against Glolovkin but in spite of his antics in the past, at age 40, his record looks to remain at 50-0.

Who do you think would win if Mayweather came out of retirement for GGG? Have your say in the comments section below.

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