Rising boxing star Gennady Golovkin breaks from Big Bear training, visits New York City and the New York Rangers

7 Feb

Picture credit: K2 Promos

Undefeated WBA middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin has taken a three-day reprieve from training camp in Big Bear to visit New York City. Golovkin boasts a record of 22 wins with 19 knockouts and is considered one of the brightest stars and biggest punchers in the sport today. It has been Golovkin’s dream to fight in Madison Square Garden and he has been invited to attend the NY Rangers game at The Garden tonight.

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Golovkin absorbing the bright lights, big city

Golovkin absorbing the bright lights, big city

Golovkin, elated with the trip, said: “This is my first time in New York and it is a great city. I love the energy of the people and I can help them celebrate the Super Bowl victory of the New York Giants. There are great boxing fans in New York – at the airport people were already asking for my autograph.”

The 160lb supremo has a full schedule. In addition to the Rangers game, he has meetings with the major US television companies. On Wednesday, he meets the Ambassador from Kazakhstan and will then attend a special event planned for him at the Consul General office later in the afternoon.

Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions added: “We are excited about this trip for Gennady. It has been his dream to fight in Madison Square Garden and this trip is a big step to making this dream a reality. We plan to use the same marketing campaign that we used when Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko fought in New York.”

Golovkin had a very successful amateur career boasting victories over such notables as Lucien Bute, Andy Lee, Andre Dirrell and Matt Korobov on his way to becoming a two-time world champion and winning silver in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. As a result of his success in the amateurs and now a professional titlist, he is very popular in the Russian speaking community.

The middleweight division is very deep in talent with many great potential fights for Golovkin, including Sergio Martinez, WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, IBF king Danny Geale, WBO belt holder Dmitry Pirog and WBA super champ Felix Sturm, who has done everything possible to avoid fighting Golovkin. In addition to the champions, Andy Lee and Peter Quillen make for other compelling match-ups in the US.

The future looks bright for Golovkin.

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