GGG: Joshua Wasn’t Mentally Prepared For Ruiz Jr

Heading into his return to the ring at Madison Square Garden, Gennady Golovkin witnessed first hand how a heavily favored fighter can fall, as Anthony Joshua would be stopped by Andy Ruiz Jr.

“This is boxing, everyone has a chance,” Golovkin said of Joshua’s loss of the unified world heavyweight titles during a conference call.

“Anthony Joshua was not mentally ready for this fight.”

“It was his first fight in the United States and felt like a superstar, felt like Superman,” noted Golovkin, who faces undefeated Steve Rolls on June 8th in his debut fight on DAZN.

“This is boxing. I respect my opponent,” Golovkin said of his opponent and the idea that he may look past the Canadian because of a potential trilogy with Canelo Alvarez.

“I understand this situation and am prepared for anything.”

Report: Boxing Scene

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