GGG Refuses To Underestimate Opponents

For Gennadiy Golovkin, this Saturday’s return to Madison Square Garden is the first step to gaining all of the titles he lost over the course of 2018.

The first being the IBF middleweight championship stripped from him in the spring of last year when he refused to make a fight with his now October 5th opponent, Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

“I (still) feel like a champion, every fight to me is a championship fight,” Golovkin said ahead of his fight against Derevyanchenko inside Madison Square Garden. “I feel the same. All of my fights—my last fight, this fight—are the same level.”

“You can’t underestimate your opponent no matter what,” insists Golovkin, who fought underwhelming challenger Steve Rolls this past June.

“You have to look at every (fight) as if it will be your last one. It speaks to a fighter’s character. I will never underestimate any of my opponents.”

Report: Boxing Scene

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