By Mark Elezaj
New York- Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin, one of boxing’s top stars, will be making his return to the ring for the first time since his controversial loss to Canelo Alvarez, when he faces Steve Rolls Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The fight will be Golovkin’s debut on DAZN, who recently signed a six-fight deal with the global sports streaming service back in March.
Rolls (19-0, 10 KO’s) has promised that he will upset Golovkin.
“I have never had a training camp like this. It was so intense and productive. I turned my professional boxing soul over to (trainer) Tommy (Howat).
“I developed such a hunger to learn and an unending desire to achieve.
“I have such a strong belief in myself and I believe I’m going to win. I have been preparing my whole life for this opportunity and it’s an opportunity I’m going to take advantage of on Saturday.”
Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s) said that he has no intention of overlooking Rolls the way Anthony Joshua may have overlooked Andy Ruiz Jr. last week.
“My motivation for training for Steve Rolls is the same as for any fight. To me, every fight I have is my biggest test. I know Rolls can be dangerous because earlier in my career, I used to be Steve Rolls. I was an unknown challenger. It is the unknown fighters who can end up being the most dangerous. Andy Ruiz just showed us that an underdog should not be underestimated,
“I trained so hard for this fight. Everything is at stake. I love bringing the Big Drama Show back to the Mecca of Boxing because it has a special feel. To me, it is the boxing capital of the world. Fighting at The Garden is old school. Look at the legends that fought there. The fans know their boxing and appreciate a good fight with a lot of action. They are a great audience. I feed off their energy and the energy of the city.”