As we wind down the final few days before Saturday’s middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Vanes Martirosyan, the fighters held their final press conference which can be viewed in full above, courtesy of Fight Hub TV.
Golovkin will be taking on Martirosyan, who will be moving up to middleweight, as a late replacement after Canelo Alvarez withdrew from the match following his failed drug tests. Martirosyan is certainly a capable fighter, but he’s not perceived to the best available opponent for Golovkin which leads many to believe Golovkin is just biding his time until Canelo’s suspension is over, taking minimal risk.
Naturally Martirosyan believes that the fans are in for a rude awakening as he plans on shocking the world on Saturday, upsetting Golovkin. He’s maintained that he plans on getting into a firefight with Golovkin to test what Golovkin has to offer and whether or not that’s a good idea, it should make for a fun fight for as long as it lasts.
Check out the full video above to see what the fighters and promoters, including the infamous Don King, had to say about the impending action.