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Golovkin: It's About Entertaining Fans, So I Fight Mexican Style

24/7 Canelo/GGG 2 debuts Tues., Aug. 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Canelo vs. GGG 2 takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

Quiestion: When the rematch first fell through, you were determined to fight on May 5 anyway. Why was it so important for you to do that?

 “When it became clear Canelo would not be allowed to fight on May 5 because of his failed drug tests, my priority was to keep my fight on Cinco De Mayo. Cinco De Mayo is a huge date for boxing. It is a boxing holiday. I did not want to let the fans down. I also wanted to stay active. And I like headlining boxing events on Mexican holidays. It brings out the best fans and the best in me," Golovkin said.

 “I was told that Canelo and his promoter did not want me to fight on Cinco De Mayo and that it could keep the rematch from happening. A lot of people tried to stop me from making a fight on Cinco De Mayo. I did not care about what they wanted. Keeping that fight on Cinco De Mayo was important to me, to the fans, and to the sport of boxing. This was going to be my decision.

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"Boxing fans look forward to Cinco De Mayo. Sponsors like Tecate put a lot of time and energy into making it a special holiday weekend. My promoter Tom Loeffler worked very hard to make this happen. My fight with Vanes Martirosyan at StubHub Center was a great night for boxing and a big hit for HBO.

“No one is bigger than the sport. Boxing is about working hard and giving a fair and honest fight. I respect the sport of boxing and the fans around the world who support it. For me, it is always about giving fans an entertaining fight. That is why I fight Mexican Style which was taught to me by Abel Sanchez.

When I was an amateur I dreamed of becoming a world champion. I have worked hard to make that dream come true and I am not ready to give that dream up. That is why it was important to fight on Cinco De Mayo. I like being a world champion. I like defending my titles. And that is why I am working hard to stay world champion on September 15 and beyond.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19045029]That's a strange kind of pass when they agreed to fight don't you think.[/QUOTE] no Tony, and I explained why in the short post you replied to Golovkin's words are hollow actions speak louder than words..... and when Golovkin had…

Comment by TonyGe on 08-23-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19044903]Bullshhtkin has made all kinds of promises over the years excuse me if I don't believe a word of it if fact, why would I beli iteve a word of it..... when Bullshhtkin just got stripped for fighting Vanes rather…

Comment by ladiesman217 on 08-23-2018

The Mexican fan base is somewhat divided as a great portion of it is rooting for GGG. What I'm wondering about is why the black boxing community is all for Canelo. Virtually not one of them is for Golovkin.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-23-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19043974]He signed to fight Saunders if the Canelo fight fell through numbskull. You conviently leave that out. Your such a jackass...[/QUOTE] Bullshhtkin has made all kinds of promises over the years excuse me if I don't believe a word of…

Comment by TonyGe on 08-23-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19041487]who fkn cares, you silly excuse-making cvnt ? :lol1: Hypekin would have had 7 weeks of sparring oh then, fine..... stripped it is then who does Strippedkin need to be forced to take a dangerous fight? lol[/QUOTE] He signed to…

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