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Golovkin Martirosyan Media Day
Undefeated undisputed middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and two-time world title challenger Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) of Glendale, California by way of Armenia hosted a media workout Monday afternoon at the Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, California as the two will square off next week Saturday May 5th at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. The fighters were on hand to talk about their upcoming fight.
Here is what Golovkin had to say.
“I’m happy for my next fight. I have known Vanes from the Olympics. He is a good fighter and has a strong team. He is a good guy and a real guy. He is not an easy fight,”
“It’s a good fight, not an easy fight. This is boxing nobody knows. I wanted this fight and I believe my, style, power that I will win this fight,”
“ I want to stay active. I don’t want to wait till September. I’m back to fight. My job is to fight and right now my focus is Vanes,”
Martirosyan is confident that he will shock the world.
“I’m happy to get this opportunity. I didn’t even think I was going to get a fight. I know your all thinking he’s fighting a giant. I want to win this fight,”
“The boxing game is about who you with. I’m happy Don King took me under his way. Don King told me. There’s this guy Triple G, do you want to take this fight. I was like, hell yeah,”
“I plan on going at him. He is going to come at me and I will be coming at him. You will be surprised it will be intense. Me and Golovkin will do the fighting,”
Also at the workout was undisputed women’s welterweight champion Cecilia “The First Lady” Braekhus (32-0, 9 KOs) of Norway. Here is what she had to say.
“This is a huge opportunity for me. This is my big break break to show myself to the American audience. We have been training hard for my opponent the number two middleweight Kelly Rice,”
“I have to to be smart but we have a good plan for this fight. I can tell you it will be a spectacular fight,”
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