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Team Golovkin Fire Back at De La Hoya Over Recent Claims

Tom Loeffler, promoter of undefeated World Middleweight Champion GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN has called out the team of Canelo Alvarez and specifically, its promoter Oscar De La Hoya. 

De La Hoya conducted an interview with Villainfy Media which was posted on You Tube on Aug. 31 - where De La Hoya questioned Golovkin's support of his own country.

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“Look, I mean, they have to stop all this nonsense. I can tell you one thing for instance. Talk about not supporting your own country? The Golovkin people didn’t want to sing the national anthems before the fight. That’s a ritual. Having a national anthem before a championship fight is what you’re supposed to do," De La Hoya said.

"It makes it feel like a bigger event. Golovkin’s people didn’t want the Kazakhstan national anthem to be sang, the Mexican national anthem to be sung, the American national anthem to be sung. I mean what else are they going to demand? Jesus, are they going to cancel the fight? It's ridiculous Just go out there and fight!”

Loeffler fired back to the claims.

"I have no idea what Oscar is talking about but it is not true," said Loeffler.

 "The truth is Team Golovkin had requested that the national anthems of Kazakhstan, Mexico and the United States be sung before the pay-per-view telecast began so that we could proceed with the fights seamlessly and uninterrupted. HBO supported this position and has always preferred that the anthems take place before the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast begins. 

"To suggest that Gennady is unpatriotic and has no respect for the anthems of his Kazakhstan, Mexico or the U.S., where Gennady resides in southern California, is patently false.  Oscar and Canelo owe Gennady yet another apology.  This is just another example of why Gennady never believes anything from Canelo's side."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Graz on 09-09-2018

I’m glad to hear Canelo doesn’t like Golovkin. Maybe he’ll fight him this time.

Comment by Travycat on 09-09-2018

Big Stomps/Little Stump is going to come in defending the kitchen spatula in a minute lol[QUOTE=FaustoGeraci;19079500]Hahaha true my brother[/QUOTE]

Comment by Chuckguy on 09-08-2018

The two hating robi’s are the only ones who oppose to scratching the anthems before the main event. Too fawking funny

Comment by FaustoGeraci on 09-08-2018

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19070287]Wannabe Mexican can't be having the Kazakh anthem played. He even thanked the Mexican fans and almost forgot about the Kazakhs after the first fight. The fake **** is a disgrace.[/QUOTE] You still post after getting embarrassed years ago?…

Comment by FaustoGeraci on 09-08-2018

[QUOTE=Travycat;19068447]They seriously need to get someone else to do the speaking and be the face of that company now. To quote Jonah Hill in Superbad when he's making fun of the kid in gym class for pissing his pants..."People don't…

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