Gennady Golovkin Says COVID-19 Didn’t Impact Training For Kamil Szeremeta Fight
Gennady Golovkin insists his training wasn’t negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Golovkin is set to put his IBF and IBO Middleweight Titles on the line against Kamil Szeremeta. The action will take place on Friday night, December 18. This will be “GGG’s” first and only fight of 2020. He last competed back in October 2019 when he captured the IBF and IBO gold via unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
Ahead of the title showdown, Golovkin told media members during a Zoom call that his training hasn’t felt the destructive wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic (via BoxingScene.com).
“I treat every fight very seriously. At this level, there are no easy fights. When you’re a champion, you realize that every opponent brings certain challenges. I take training very seriously and I hope that the harder I train that the easier it will become in this fight.
“We’ve had enough time to adapt to the COVID situation. Thanks to my team we were able to organize training camp and get ready for this fight. We made some adjustments and there was a special emphasis placed on power training. I know that I am ready for this fight.”
Both Golovkin and Szeremeta made weight for their title clash. Golovkin tipped the scales at 159.2 pounds, while Szeremeta weighed in at 159 pounds. Many have noted that Golovkin appears to be in tremendous shape for this fight. While “GGG” has never been known to be out of fighting shape, he looks quite shredded ahead of the fight with Szeremeta.