GGG Explains Why Rolls Fight Is At 164 Pounds

Gennady Golovkin’s return to boxing will not be at middleweight, but at a catchweight of 164 pounds, as he faces Steve Rolls on June 8th at Madison Square Garden.

“I’m very happy. I’m happy to go back to the sport. Also, I’m happy to be back at Madison Square Garden. It’s a very interesting time for me,” said Golovkin at a press conference Monday..

“It’s an amazing time for the sport. Also an amazing time for boxing. Madison Square Garden, I feel like it’s my second home.

“I don’t have a lot of time left in my career, this is the time when we’ll be able to give our audience a good big show.”

With Rolls used to fighting at super middleweight, Golovkin thought the two could meet in the middle on June 8th. “I wanted to try it out,” Golovkin said of fighting at 164 pounds. “It wasn’t that big of a deal for me to do this weight. And for my opponent, this would be a little more comfortable since he usually fights at 168.

“I wouldn’t want him to be uncomfortable,” he added.

 

Initial Report: WBN

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