Charmed and captivated by the warmth of a traditional open arms Mexican welcome, chile pepper hot KO King and new WBC Interim middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin says he’d be thrilled and honored to fight in Mexico. Golovkin is as sweet as pie outside the ring yet as crusty as rock cakes in it, says he’d be delighted to return to Mexico to mix it with either Julio César Chávez Jr. or Saul “Canelo” Álvarez, although either encounter would be far from a piece of cake. “Both of them are great boxers and fighting against them is a career possibility,” said the Kazakhstan fighter.
Golovkin, who has built an impressive record of 31-0, with 28 KOs, feels deep affection and affinity for Mexico, as his trainer, Abel Sanchez is from here. After being presented with the famous green and gold belt, black sombrero and a Hublot Watch, Gennady bused it with his coach and his promoter through Mexico City’s teaming streets, arriving at the Legaria Childrens’ Hospital, where he, WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman, and some former great champions, gave out some presents, to the supremely brave battling youngsters. “I feel great in Mexico. This is a country with so many champions. I also like how Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto fights. He’s a great and a worthy champion,” said the Kazakh.
Thanks to his friends and to his Trainer, Golovkin confirms that he’s rather partial to Mexican food, as well the traditional music. He also mentioned that two of his greatest boxing idols are : Julio Cesar Chavez and Muhammad Ali.