Gennady Golovkin says “everyone will remember” his middleweight unification fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, one he calls a “real Mexican fight”.
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It represents what boxing is at its best and is a fight that is nearly certain to deliver in the ring in terms of a competitive battle at the highest level professional boxing.
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The highly-anticipated bout will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, the venue for Mayweather’s clash with McGregor.
“The people say the victor of this fight is pound-for-pound number one, so we are ready for that”.
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Said Loeffler, “We were all pretty convinced that Floyd would win”.
De La Hoya, who lost a decision to Mayweather in 2007 and has had an ongoing feud with him, said he didn’t watch Saturday’s fight, which he relentlessly criticized from the moment it was announced. “It is boxing’s biggest fight”.
“There should be two asterisks”, said Loeffler of Mayweather, who could earn $200 million from the event. This fight’s for you; this fight’s for all the fans who have been asking for it.
“I am so happy and grateful for the opportunity that Golden Boy Promotions has given me”, said Caballero, 26, of Coachella, California. “The experience I’ve had is the training. There is no pressure I am OK”, Golovkin told media.
“Who [will] win? [People will] probably say [the victor is] pound-for-pound king – not for me – this is the biggest fight for history, biggest fight for Mexico, so many people [will] watch this fight”.
Golovkin, a 35-year-old Kazakhstan native fighting out of Santa Monica, California, had his 23-fight knockout streak ended on March 18 when he won a close unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to retain the title. It is a real Mexican fight. I see it as a fight which there will be a before and after Canelo. Canelo is No. 1 in Mexico, a country known for great fighters. “Let me repeat – this is a fight boxing can be proud of”.
Former world champion and Olympic gold medallist Oscar De La Hoya has been one of the biggest critics of Mayweather-McGregor from the start. “There are lot of projections and talks for me to be a part of some of those bigger fights”. “It’s going to be a great night for Mexico when we both leave the ring with all the belts wrapped around us”.