VERONA, NEW YORK - This Afternoon the final press conference was held at the Showroom at The Turning Stone Casino Resort for Saturday Night’s HBO Boxing After Dark card that will take place in the Events Center.
In the main event, WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend his title against European champion Grzegorz Proksa. In the co-feature, former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk will battle undefeated Puerto Rican Jonathan Gonzalez.
The action starts on HBO at 9:45 pm EST / PAC.
Below are quotes from the fighters and Promoters involved in the card.
Artie Pelullo (Promoter Banner Promotions)—this is a show with two compelling fights. The co-feature is a turning point for both fighters. One has been there and the other is trying to get there”
Gennady Golovkin (WBA Middleweight Champion)—“Proksa is a good boxer and very strong” “This is my dream to fight in America".
Abel Sanchez (Trainer of Golovkin)—“We anticipate a very difficult fight”
Tom Loeffler (K2 Promotions-Promoter of Golovkin)—“This coming Saturday is a realization of a dream for Gennady to defend his title in America. We give Grzegorz credit for wanting this fight. Both guys are big punchers”
Grzegorz Proksa (European Middleweight champion)—“15 years ago when I started to box, this was my dream to fight for the championship. I know he is a top level boxer and I am excited for this fight”
Charles Giles (British Boxing Board of Control)—“Grzegorz has a great opportunity and I am sure he will make the best of it
Sergiy Dzinziruk (FormerWBO Middleweight champion)—“I will show what I can do on Saturday and this will be a wonderful show”
Jonathan Gonzalez (Undefeated Puerto Rican Jr. Middleweight)—“Saturday will be another hurdle that I will get over.
Leon Margules (Warriors Boxing—Promoter of Gonzalez)—“We believe that Jonathan is the next Puerto Rican Superstar”
Greg Cohen (Greg Cohen Promotions)—“It doesn’t get much bigger then a world titlefight on HBO. The main event has Fight of the Year written all over it. The co-feature should be non-stop action deserving of a world title shot. In the next eighteen month, Tony Luis should be fighting for a world title”