Team Golovkin Have No Idea Where The 'Illness' Rumors Began

By Carlos Boogs

Last week, rumors surfaced all over the place - claiming that Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (36-0, 33KOs) was under the weather as his fight approached with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25KOs).

Even Brook's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, felt Golovkin was looking a little drained at the final press conference and the weighin. Usually a very talkative, friendly fighter - Golovkin bailed from both the final presser and the official weighin with doing almost no interviews.

Sick or not, Golovkin had enough in the tank to retain his middleweight belts by scoring a fifth round stoppage over Brook on Saturday night from the O2 Arena in London.

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Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, who promotes Golovkin, denies the rumors and has no idea where they first began - but feels that it might be connected to Golovkin refusing to do interviews during fight week.

"I don't really know how those rumors came out. I think it was when the media wanted to do some interviews after the press conference and Gennady went back to the hotel. They thought he wasn't feeling well and it kind of snowballed from there," Loeffler said.

Abel Sanchez, who trains Golovkin, says his fighter was pissed off when he arrived to the weighin, because they were stuck in traffic for nearly two hours, so he just wanted to make weight and leave.

"On the weighin day, it took us an hour and forty minutes to get to the weighin from the hotel. It was stop and go, stop and go in city traffic. I think it pissed him off a little bit. He was just at the point now here he wants to fight. When you're trying to make weight and then you have that long ride, he just wanted to go back to the hotel and do his thing," Sanchez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 12TRIBEsRiSe on 09-13-2016

[QUOTE=ChiCityExtractz;17033975]Go back on some posts last week, Tom and GGG said, " if we look bad, they will sign" this was a poker face and funny enough people like you fell for it. Once he gets them in the ring,…

Comment by StudentOfDaGame on 09-13-2016

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17034063]wowwwww! The best middle weight in the world stopped a welter weight in the 5th because of a injury! What a legend![/QUOTE] You must be stupid? A punch from GGG broke his frigging eye socket. Although I'm not giving…

Comment by Lester Tutor on 09-13-2016

[QUOTE=154-168 doe!;17033352]His team probably put that rumor out to have an excuse in case he looked bad or lost to the tiny Brook.[/QUOTE] green K. welcome to the world of Top Rank and Pacquiao fights.

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 09-13-2016

He may not have been sick but he wasn't 100%. I put the blame on his team. They arrived in London the week of the fight which doesn't make sense considering the 9 hr flight difference. And then you get…

Comment by JASON SHAW on 09-13-2016

[quote=luilun;17033800]you know how stupid you sound when someone stops someone in round 5 they're exposed. Exposed would have been a 12 round loss or just going 12 rounds in a close fight[/quote] wowwwww! The best middle weight in the world…

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