GOLOVKIN READY FOR HBO DEBUT
Press Release: The final press conference was held at The Turning Stone Casino Resort for Saturday Night’s HBO Boxing After Dark card. In the main event, WBA regular middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin will defend against European champion Grzegorz Proksa of Poland. In the co-feature, ex-WBO junior middleweight titlist Sergei Dzinziruk will battle undefeated Jonathan Gonzalez. The action starts on HBO at 9:45 pm EST. below are quotes from the fighters and Promoters involved in the card.
Grzgorz Proksa—“15 years ago when I started to box, this was my dream to fight for the championship. I know he is a top level boxer and I am excited for this fight.”
Gennady Golovkin—“Proksa is a good boxer and very strong” “This is my dream to fight in America.
Abel Sanchez (Trainer of Golovkin)—“We anticipate a very difficult fight.”
Tom Loeffler (K2 Promotions-Promoter of Golovkin)—“This coming Saturday is a realization of a dream for Gennady to defend his title in America. We Give Grzegorz credit for wanting this fight. Both guys are big punchers.”
Charles Giles (British Boxing Board of Control)—“Grzegorz has a great opportunity and I am sure he will make the best of it
Sergiy Dizinziruk (FormerWBO Middleweight champion)—“I will show what I can do on Saturday and this will be a wonderful show.”
Artie Pelullo (Promoter)—this is a show with two compelling fights. The co-feature is a turning point for both fighters. One has been there and the other is trying to get there.”
Jonathan Gonzalez—“Saturday will be another hurdle that I will get over.
Leon Margules (Warriors Boxing—Promoter of Gonzalez)—“We believe that Jonathan is the next Puerto Rican Superstar.”