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.

gennady-golovkin (20)

“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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (56)
Top Headlines Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren Pacquiao: Me and Mayweather Have Unfinished Business! Encarnacion, Michael Rivera, Starling Castillo Ink With Sampson Photos: Jacobs, Andrade, Haney Training Hard at SNAC Facility Roman Gonzalez Returns Home, Open To Fighting Again in 2018 British Title News: Welborn vs. Heffron, Iqbal-Camacho, More Cem Kilic vs. DeAndre Ware Will Open ShoBox Card on Sept. 28 Michael Dutchover Learning On The Job From Danny Roman Juanma Joins Team of Jayson Velez, Hits Back at Orlando Cruz Antonio Orozco To Remain at 140, May Return in February Malignaggi: McGregor Should've Retired, Khabib Makes Him Quit! Billy Joe Saunders Handed Misconduct Charge By The BBBoC Yvan Mendy Will Go For The Knockout Against Luke Campbell Anthony Joshua: I Wanted To Show I Can Box Against Parker Golovkin Will Likely Rest, Evaluate Options For 2019

Latest Active Forum Threads