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Golovkin: I Need To Perform at My Best in Canelo Fight

BIG BEAR, CALIF.  -- Boxing's No. 1 pound for pound superhero GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN is back at The Summit Gym, head trainer Abel Sanchez's high altitude training complex in Big Bear, Calif., preparing for the biggest challenge to his world championship crown -- Canelo Alvarez!  Golovkin, the 2017 ESPY Award Best Fighter nominee (his third consecutive nomination), came into training fit and fired up as he gears up for his long-awaited Las Vegas debut.

“Abel has new ideas for this fight – exciting ideas -- and I need to be my best to perform in the ring,” said Golovkin.  “I don’t care about pound for pound.  This is real.  This is about being the champion of the world.”     

“I was very happy with the first week Gennady spent in camp for basic conditioning,” said Sanchez.  “The most difficult thing to do with Gennady is to hold him back.  Starting slowly is just not in his vocabulary.  Gennady has wanted this fight for so long.  I can already tell he is going to pull out all stops in this training camp to be at his best on September 16.  This is war.”

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Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), a native of Karaganda, Kazakhstan who now resides in Los Angeles, has reigned as a world middleweight champion since 2010.  Throughout his seven-year championship tenure he has successfully defended his crown 18 times while unifying the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO titles.  Only one of those fights went the distance.  He defends his titles against lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion and Mexican icon Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs).

Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Fred Loya Insurance, Tsesnabank and Capital Holdings.

The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at  soldout T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GrandmasterWang on 07-14-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;17854121]If fighter A lands 1 more punch every rd,then he should win every rd. Its irrelevent how close the rd was,if fighter A lands more clean meaningful punches he should win. In the mayweather fight he got 1 gift scorecard…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 07-13-2017

[QUOTE=kafkod;17856036]Who the **** is Captain Adama?[/QUOTE] exactly !! that is what we were wondering when lil'G selected him over Mora TIP: he is a guy who could accurately be described as "[I]available[/I]" unlike Mora

Comment by Damn Wicked on 07-13-2017

This is the most intriguing fight of the year. It's going to be a great fight! I'm definitely ordering the PPV.

Comment by kafkod on 07-13-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17855850]FACT: lil'G [B]COULD[/B] have fought Cotto, but he [B]CHOSE[/B] not to " [I]I am not a middleweight, all of my future middleweight opponents will be at catchweight[/I] " ~ Miguel Cotto "[I]Whatever negotiations are, it’s for the middleweight championship, the…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 07-13-2017

[QUOTE=kafkod;17855833]Lol, yeah ... you and the man with a dozen names currently calling himself Robbie Barret. Or at least that's what he was calling himself earlier today, could be going by something else now doe.[/QUOTE] :lol1: chill son Lou Cipher…

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