The trainers for all four featured fighters on theG4 World Championship Boxing event this Saturday (July 26) held court with the media at Madison Square Garden Thursdays to discuss their respective boxers’ upcoming battles.
Present roundtable media interviews were ABEL SANCHEZ for Gennady Golovkin, GRAHAM SHAW for Daniel Geale, FRED JENKINS for Bryant Jennings and ADAM BOOTH for Mike Perez.
ABEL SANCHEZ (Gennady Golovkin)
"This is a thinking man’s fight, the adjustments we make in the corner will determine the fight."
"Geale will get hit somewhere and that will change his aggressiveness."
"Geale will not run, he will be cautious and use his boxing ability."
"Nobody at 160 can stand the power of Gennady."
"No one at 154 or 160 can stay with Gennady for 12 rounds."
"Gennady would go down to 154 to fight Floyd, at 168 there are six or seven different guys."
"They are say they want to fight him, they all say they want to fight him, different story about getting in the ring with him."
"We started four years ago, I told him he would be the best 160 in the world
and the most avoided. He listened to me and doesn’t question me. He does his job and I do mine."
"He’s never said no to me about anything in regards to his training."
"There’s so much more in the gym than what we’ve seen."
GRAHAM SHAW (Daniel Geale)
"Daniel’s come to win a belt, not just be another name on Gennady’s list."
’There’s a risk in every fight, Daniel is willing to fight 12 hard rounds."
"Daniel must engage Gennady to win."
"We’re ready for anything, we need to win the first two rounds and start fast."
"Gennady’s a big puncher, but Daniel typically doesn’t get hit too often."
"He’s tougher than people think."
FRED JENKINS (Bryant Jennings)
"Anytime he’s been put to the challenge, he always succeeds, the harder the challenge the harder the fight. "
"If Perez presses the fight, Bryant will be there to meet him. He will control the pace with his skills."
"Perez is fast and accurate, we expect the best of Perez."
"We’ve had excellent sparring, I’ve had to hold Bryant off until fight time."
"Fighters like Bryant only comes along once every 50 years."
"Bryant loves the publicity, it’s a dream that he has been waiting on."
ADAM BOOTH (Mike Perez)
"We started 16 weeks ago, but took off four weeks for his (shoulder) injury to heal."
"He’s the most skilled heavyweight I’ve trained."
"If he can fulfill his potential, Mike will be a very special heavyweight."
"His manager Patrick Thomas contacted me, we had a trial for five days."
’It’s possible for a Mike Tyson and Pernall Whitaker combination for him to
fulfill with his skill set."
"Jennings is tough and strong but Mike has that and much more
elements to beat him."
Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion
GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN will defend his titles against two-time world champion DANIEL "The Real Deale" GEALE on Saturday, July 26 at Madison Square Garden and LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing ® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
GOLOVKIN VS. GEALE is presented by K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Grange Old School Boxing.
JENNINGS VS. PEREZ is presented by K2 Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions in association with Antonio Leonard Promotions.
"Road to Golovkin/Geale" replays on HBO include: July 25 (5:30 p.m. & 1:00 a.m.), and 26 (8:45 a.m.). All times are ET/PT.
With the highest knockout ratio (89%) among all active champions, in addition to his extraordinary growth in viewership on HBO, Golovkin has become a must-see attraction in the international sporting world.
In 2013, Golovkin, 29-0-0 (26KO’s) scored four knockouts, three of which were telecast on HBO to outstanding viewership earning him plaudits for both Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the Year among many media members.
Previously holder of the (’IBF’) International Boxing Federation Middleweight Title and WBA "Super" Middleweight Title, Geale brings a distinguished record of 30-2-0 (16KO’s) into the world title challenge with Golovkin. Geale is currently ranked # 3 by the World Boxing Association.
Co-featured on "G4" is the WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator between undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT "By By" JENNINGS, 18-0-0(10KO’s), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and MIKE "The Rebel" PEREZ, 20-0-1(12KO’s) of Cork, Ireland.
The winner of Jennings Vs Perez will become the mandatory challenger to WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermaine Stiverne.
July 24, 2014