King Tells GGG Can Get Rematch When He Loses On May 5th
On Wednesday’s press conference, the ever confident Don King told Gennady Golovkin not to worry when Vanes Martirosyan beats him on Saturday night.
King, who acts as the promoter for the Los Angeles based middleweight, attempted to “comfort” Golovkin with the idea of him becoming “a champion of the losers.”
“The inimitable words of Muhammad Ali says, ‘You have to lose to be a whole champion,’ ” King told Golovkin. “So there’s no disgrace in losing if you come back. You get knocked down, you get back up, you dust yourself off and get back into the game. That’s what counts.”
Even though Martirosyan is coming in as a 30-1 underdog against Golovkin, King utilized his traditional pomposity when speaking to the WBA, WBC, and IBO middleweight champion.
“When you see the championship transfer, it ain’t gonna be because it’s bad,” King said. “It’s gonna be because it’s good for Golovkin. It gives him an opportunity to understand what it is to lose. That makes him bigger. That makes him better. That gives him that type of intestinal fortitude that no one can deny. And I promise you, Golovkin, we will give you a return match. It’s not gonna be where you’re gonna have an opportunity where you’re gonna be knocked down and discarded – no, no ,no, no. Fair play for the boxer. Safety for the boxer.
“You have an opportunity to become bigger than ever. Show them what you can do in losing. We know what you can do in winning. We know what you can do in winning. Ain’t no question about that. You’re Triple-G, got more belts than anybody. You know what I mean? You’re Triple-G. So now let us see how you can win when somebody gets knocked down, for the guy that’s on the corner, that just lost his job, feeling sorry for himself, the man who had a virus, a cold, who can’t seem to get up and go get it. You know, however it’ll be. Show us to be a champion of the losers. Then you’ll become a whole god-damn fighter. You know what I mean? A whole fighter!”
Original Story: Boxing Scene