LOS ANGELES (September 10, 2017) — Boxing’s No. 1 superhero and undefeated WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, began the biggest Fight Week of his stellar career with a high kick and a fierce delivery. Boxing’s pound for pound superstar took the mound at Dodger Stadium on Sunday and threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies tangled. Golovkin threw it straight down the pipe.
“I clocked the pitch at 96 miles per hour,” said Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez. “Gennady threw a fastball today but on Saturday night it will be a sinker. He’s trained hard in this camp — harder than ever. He’s ready to pitch a perfect game.”
“It will be all work this week. I am focused on winning all the belts in the ring. The only thing that matters is being champion of the world,” said Golovkin.
Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) who has been middleweight champion since 2010, is six days away from his 19th consecutive title defense – one short of the all-time record – against lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion and Mexican icon CANELO ALVAREZ (49-1-1, 34 KOs). Canelo vs. Golovkin is the long-awaited showdown to determine supremacy of the storied middleweight division and arguably the pound-for-pound rankings.
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Photo Credit: Tom Hogan / GGG Promotions