BIG BEAR, CA (December 24, 2012) WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is in the snow covered mountains of Big Bear, California preparing to defend his titles on Saturday, JANUARY 19 against world ranked challenger “KING” Gabriel Rosado LIVE on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT, from The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, ‘The Mecca of Boxing.”
Arriving four weeks ago and training under the watchful eye of Abel Sanchez at The Summit Boxing Gym, Golovkin will remain on a steady schedule leading up to his departure to New York City for fight week.
“Gennady came into camp in great shape, he was at 168 when he came in the door” said Sanchez. “We started sparring last Friday, just six rounds to begin with and after Christmas we’ll increase the rounds with multiple sparring partners.”
Evident when they faced off at the media lunch in New York City earlier this month, Rosado is a couple of inches taller and with a much greater reach than Golovkin.
‘”For this fight Gennady agreed to come down from the middleweight limit to accommodate Rosado at a catch weight” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions, “This is unheard for a champion, that’s how much respect Gennady has for Gabriel.”
Continued Sanchez, “We’ll have Gennady at 158 before we leave for New York City for fight week. He’s on a great schedule now, he runs between 3.5 and five miles per day, sparring on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with weight training on Tuesday and Thursday. “
“He works so hard and is very disciplined so he eats what he wants, just no soft drinks. We watched a few rounds of Rosado’s fight with Charles Whitaker but with Gennady as with all of my fighters we don’t spend a lot of time watching tapes. It’s more important that we’re 100% ready in our preparation and make them adapt to what we do.”
“Gennady is excited to be fighting on HBO again and to realize his dream of fighting at Madison Square Garden. “
ADAMEK’S PROMOTER QUESTIONS THAT HIS MAN WON THE FIGHT
PHILADELPHIA (December 24, 2012)—Just moments after Tomasz Adamek scored a controversial split decision over Steve “USS” Cunningham in a rematch of their thrilling 2008 fight, Adamek’s own co-promoter told Ring Magazine’s Joseph Santoliquito & Philadelphia Daily News Boxing maven Bernard Fernandez that he doesn’t believe that his man won the fight.
“He Got a Christmas present”, Said Ziggy Rozalski of the decision that just about every ringside observer and Millions of fans watching the fight thought that Cunningham should have been awarded the fight but instead it was Adamek getting the win via disputed decision by 116-112; 115-113 for Adamek and 115-113 for Cunningham.
The bout highlighted the return of boxing on NBC.
“By him saying that just further puts a stamp on the point that I clearly won the fight”, said Cunningham.
“I worked so hard and executed my game plan perfectly and won this fight. There is outrage all over the internet about the decision and I feel bad that my promoter Main Events has done such a wonderful job to get a fight of this caliber back on big network television and for these judges to see a different fight then everybody else is disappointing. Now its time to sit down with my management and promoter to discuss what is next and what to do from here. I trust that Main Events will find the justice here and make sure my career only moves ahead and onto bigger better fights”