Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Golovkin and Ishida Go Face To Face in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA - A media lunch for the Los Angeles boxing press was held on Saturday afternoon for WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and contender Nobuhiro Ishida who will clash on Saturday, March 30 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The Golovkin/Ishida battle will be broadcast LIVE by Integrated Sports Media at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via IN Demand, DIRECT TV, DISH and Avail-TN/$24.95.

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin

“Thank you all for coming today, this will be a great fight and I’m looking forward to fighting in Monte Carlo, a beautiful part of the world. It’s very good for boxing that this is event is being held there.”

“It’s no problem for me to fight from 154 to 168.”

“I agree, my style means that I will never be in a boring fight.”

“Ishida is taller than me and that does present different challenges, I saw his fight with Pirog and I know how tough he is.”

Nobuhiro Ishida

“I have a lot of respect for Gennady and his power and consider him to be one of the best middleweights in the world.”

‘I am looking forward to fighting for a world title again.”

Daisuke Okabe, Co-Trainer of Ishida

“This could be Ishida’s last chance at a world title, he is like a samurai warrior and will do everything possible to win.

Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions

“We have a lot of respect for Ishida for agreeing to fight Gennady while others have avoided him at all costs.”

“Gennady wants to fight all over the world and it’s very important for him to put on exciting fights.”

“Ishida beat James Kirkland in a middleweight bout and his last fight was against Pirog, one of the top middleweights in the world. He’s very popular in Japan, Asia and Europe and we’ve had a lot of international interest.

“Our plan is to stay at 160 until a more attractive fight presents itself either at 154 or 168.”

“We’ve had very strong support in New York City from boxing fans and the Kazakh Consulate there and look forward to fighting there in the future.”

“While we are focused on making Gennady a household name in the United States, he would have no problem facing Sergio Martinez in Argentina.”

When asked about the Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout winner, Loeffler stated,

“For the winner of Canelo vs. Trout, Gennady would have no problem fighting either at 154.”

“There is an excellent chemistry between Gennady and his trainer Abel Sanchez, it’s great to watch in the gym as well as in the ring. Gennady has been very accepting of Abel’s direction.”

Abel Sanchez, Golovkin’s Trainer

“We’re looking forward to a competitive fight on March 30th from both fighters.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Japanese Boxing on 03-20-2013

[QUOTE=ElMeroChingon;13164851]That would be crazy if he does a Kirkland on GGG.[/QUOTE] It's happening :boxing:

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 03-20-2013

That would be crazy if he does a Kirkland on GGG.

Comment by HeroBando on 03-20-2013

[QUOTE=toshmurph;13163115]I would actually say its the opposite, Japanese boxers seem to step up too high in competition too quickly. You very rarely see Japanese boxers with records over 22 fights before they fight for a world title! I have a…

Comment by giacomino on 03-19-2013

Ishida has won one of his last 24 rounds. The only question is how soon Golovkin takes him out. It's gonna be ugly

Comment by ricky1978 on 03-19-2013

WTF? First time I hear about this fight.....

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Arum: De La Hoya is Like a Momma in How He Protects Canelo! Upset Alert: Dominguez Stops Payasito Hernandez In Four Petrov Batters Perez For TKO, in Line For Linares-Crolla Winner Mike Lee Drops, Outworks Chris Traietti To Grab Clear Decision LIVE Results From Las Vegas: John Vera Blasts Out Zizic in Two Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Set For October 22 Adrien Broner vs. Ricky Burns Nearly Finalized For December Roach is Concerned: Pacquiao Looks Tired, Sluggish in Sparring WBC Warns Boxers About Dangers of Consuming Energy Drinks Orlando Cruz: I Won't Rest Until I'm First Gay World Champion! Sanchez: If GGG Breaks Hopkins' Record, Mayweather May Come Chocolatito Drops 112 WBC Belt, Hernandez-Nawaphon Ordered Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Finalized, Dec. 17 on HBO Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Ready For Chicago Showdown Jorge Linares Update on Hand Injury, Crolla Rematch Clause Petrov vs. Perez WBA Title Eliminator - Photos, Weights Juanma Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Pushed Back To Oct. 29
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement