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Tom Loeffler explains why Vanes Martirosyan was chosen for Gennady Golovkin on May 5

Ringside 26/04/2018

WBC

Promoter Tom Loeffler is expecting a big turnout on May 5 as Gennady Golovkin takes over Cinco de Mayo in the United States.

Golovkin, the 36-year-old wrecking ball who has reigned over the middleweight division as world champion since 2010, was a dominant amateur standout and Olympic Silver Medalist before turning professional in 2006.

Since then, Golovkin has been on an historic trajectory, knocking out one opponent after another to unify the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO World Middleweight Titles.

During this run, Golovkin maintained an unblemished record that included a 23-fight knockout streak, which ended with a unanimous decision victory against then-undefeated world champion Danny Jacobs in March 2017.

In September of the same year, Golovkin went the distance in a historic and controversial split draw against Alvarez, which most scored as a victory for Golovkin. The hotly-anticipated rematch, which had been scheduled for Cinco De Mayo, was canceled when Alvarez withdrew from the fight.

Golovkin has sold out the most iconic arenas of the world, including T-Mobile Arena, Madison Square Garden, O2 Arena, The Fabulous Forum and StubHub Center.

“We are adding extra bleachers to accommodate the demand from Gennady’s fans. We are prepared for Gennady to break his own StubHub Center attendance record for a boxing event, which he set in 2014,” said Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter.

“When you think about all the great champions and exciting world title fights StubHub has hosted, that’s quite an accomplishment.

Explaining why Martirosyan was chosen as the opponent, Loeffler added: “Vanes Martirosyan brings a passionate Armenian fan base from nearby Glendale and an aggressive style of fighting.

“Best of all, he is ready and wants the fight.

“Golovkin vs. Martirosyan will definitely be the fiesta de rĂ©sistance of Cinco De Mayo.”

Promoted by GGG promotions, in association with Don King Productions, and sponsored by Tecate, Chivas Regal, Jordan and Hublot, tickets to the Golovkin vs. Martirosyan world championship are on sale now!

Priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets may be purchased online at AXS.com, by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX, or by visiting the StubHub Center box office.

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