GGG: Joshua Was Terrible Against Ruiz

GGG: Joshua Was Terrible Against Ruiz

Before his bout against Steve Rolls inside Madison Square Garden, Gennady Golovkin continued to speak to the media about Andy Ruiz Jr.’s victory over Anthony Joshua last weekend.

Like Rolls is, Ruiz was the underdog while Joshua was the heavy favorite. After stating that Joshua wasn’t mentally prepared for the fight, Golovkin elaborated on his statement.

“If you look at it partially, Joshua was terrible, Ruiz was great,” Golovkin stated during a press conference. “You can look at various elements. It will probably be a big lesson, an important lesson for Joshua to learn. And also, I know Andy Ruiz. I’m not surprised of the outcome of that fight.”

Golovkin (38-1-1) is 1-1-1 in his last three fights. Following a split decision draw against Canelo Alvarez in 2017, Golovkin defeated Vanes Martirosyan via KO before losing to Canelo in the rematch via majority decision.

Rolls (19-0) may be undefeated, but faces his first true challenge with Golovkin. Seeing how anything can happen, Golovkin is playing it safe with his training leading up to the fight.

“I’m very cautious and very respectful of my opponent. I understand his situation,” Golovkin continued. “I always think of my opponent as a professional. It’s very serious so I really understand it’s a dangerous situation, and I’m conscious of that.”

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