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On Thursday afternoon the final press conference was held at the Showroom at The Turning Stone Casino Resort for Saturday Night’s HBO Boxing After Dark card that will take place in the Events Center. In the main event, WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend his title against European champion Grzegorz Proksa. In the co-feature, former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion will battle undefeated Puerto Rican Jonathan Gonzalez. Below are quotes from the fighters and promoters involved in the card.
Artie Pelullo (Promoter Banner Promotions)
"This is a show with two compelling fights. The co-feature is a turning point for both fighters. One has been there and the other is trying to get there.”
Gennady Golovkin (WBA Middleweight Champion)
“Proksa is a good boxer and very strong.”
“This is my dream to fight in America."
Abel Sanchez (Trainer of Golovkin)
“We anticipate a very difficult fight.”
Tom Loeffler (K2 Promotions-Promoter of Golovkin)
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Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) battered his Polish opponent in every round, dropping Proksa (28-2) in the first and fourth rounds before the referee halted the bout. Golovkin defended his WBA and IBO middleweight belts with his 11th consecutive stoppage victory.
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Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin defended his WBA and IBO middleweight belts with his 11th consecutive victory on Saturday, stopping Poland's Grzegorz Proksa in the fifth round of an impressive American debut.
Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) battered his Polish opponent in every round, dropping Proksa (28-2) in the first and fourth rounds before the referee halted the bout.
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