Gennady Golovkin isn’t phased by American boxing fans having a ho-hum reaction to his next fight against Marco Antonio Rubio.
The fighter will test his undefeated record against a strong challenger who boasts 51 of his 59 wins by knockout.
“This is a big step for me … first fight in L.A., biggest name in the division from Mexico,” Golovkin said. “Good boxer, smart, not scared. It’s a good fight for me.”
While he awaits bigger fights with opponents like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Miguel Cotto, Golovkin is trying to increase his brand awareness.
“My work is in the ring and in training camp … middleweight division is no problem to me,” Golovkin said. “I understand my situation. Hard work every day is my life. Outside the ring, I leave that to [promoter Tom Loeffler].”
Tags: Boxing, Gennady Golovkin
Source: LA Times