Golovkin warns De La Hoya over comeback talk
Gennady Golovkin released a fatal caution to Oscar De La Hoya on Tuesday after the United States boxing legend stated he wished to battle the middleweight world champ when he makes his unlikely go back to boxing.
The 47-year-old De Le Hoya, who revealed in August he prepares to come out of retirement after a 12-year lack from the ring, stated just recently he wishes to battle IBF world champ Golovkin on his return.
“You know how easy GGG would be for me? Oh, my gosh,” De La Hoya informed the Boxing Scene site last month.
“I always took a good shot and I always took apart fighters like him. In my mind it would be that easy.”
However Golovkin, who is getting ready for a necessary defense of his title versus Poland’s unbeaten Kamil Szeremeta in Florida on Friday, rejected De La Hoya’s garbage talk.
“You know Oscar, you know how dirty his mouth is,” Golovkin, 38, informed AFP through a translator when asked if he took De La Hoya’s obstacle seriously.
“Everything involving Gennady Golovkin for him is a nightmare. He can say whatever. But let me put it this way – If I got an opportunity to legally kill a person in the ring, I might seize it.”
De La Hoya has actually not battled because being taken apart by Manny Pacquiao in 8 one-sided rounds in 2008.
Nevertheless, De La Hoya is determined that he is major about a return, informing ESPN in August he was prepared to eliminate “any top guy” offered.
De La Hoya ventured into promo after his battling profession and was greatly associated with the acrimonious accumulation to Golovkin’s 2 battles with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2017 and 2018.
Golovkin, on the other hand, informed AFP on Tuesday he was enjoying going back to battle on Friday more than a year after his last ring getaway, a unanimous choice win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
“It was a long pause,” Golovkin stated. “There was enough time to miss boxing and forget certain things. The training was good. I went through my standard training and it went well and I’m ready.”
Golovkin included that he had little instant interest in pursuing rewarding battles versus YouTube characters such as Logan Paul.
“Right now I’m in my professional boxing career and I don’t see the need for that myself. But in future if there is a demand and an interest, then why not?” he stated.
Golovkin likewise soft-pedaled the possibility of a 3rd battle with Mexico’s Alvarez who beat the Kazakh with a questionable bulk choice in 2018 after their very first bout ended in a draw.
“I don’t think about this because I’m tired of thinking about it,” he stated. “It’s been over two years that we’ve been throwing this around. It’s not my fault that this fight has not taken place.
“Presently, it’s prematurely to state, however there is a possibility this battle may never ever take place.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.