Sport Baby's birth doesn't stop Golovkin training for big fight

12:45  14 september  2017
12:45  14 september  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Nicola Adams heading Stateside for Alvarez-Golovkin undercard date

  Nicola Adams heading Stateside for Alvarez-Golovkin undercard date Nicola Adams is to make her American debut when she fights for the third time as a professional on the undercard of Saul Alvarez's match-up with Gennady Golovkin. The double Olympic champion, 34, faces Hungary's Alexandra Vlajk on the September 16 bill at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, where Alvarez and Golovkin meet for the IBF, WBA and WBO middleweight titles in the year's most significant fight."Every boxer dreams of fighting in Las Vegas one day and to be doing this as part of the biggest boxing match of the year is going to be incredible," Adams said.

LAS VEGAS — Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin ’ s training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin was getting ready to put the final touches on his training camp last week in the Southern California mountains when word came from Los Angeles

Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin ' s training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions Wednesday about the birth .

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin ' s training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions Wednesday about the birth .

The baby did come as Golovkin was wrapping up his training session Friday in Big Bear. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions Wednesday about the birth . "Please, do not ask about my family," Golovkin said Wednesday.

Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin's training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez.

Golovkin was getting ready to put the final touches on his training camp last week in the Southern California mountains when word came from Los Angeles that his wife was going into labor with their second child. Trainer Abel Sanchez urged him to go to the hospital, but Golovkin wasn't about to interrupt preparations for what could be the defining fight of his career.

"He said, 'Coach, the baby is going to come whether I'm there or not. I have to train," Sanchez said.

The baby did come as Golovkin was wrapping up his training session Friday in Big Bear. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions Wednesday about the birth.

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The baby did come as Golovkin was wrapping up his training session Friday in Big Bear. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions Wednesday about the birth . "Please, do not ask about my family," Golovkin said Wednesday

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"Please, do not ask about my family," Golovkin said Wednesday. "Just boxing questions."

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For Golovkin the fight is a chance to finally break out as a superstar outside the core of boxing fans who believe he is that already in the ring. But it's also shaping up as the toughest fight of his career, one that leaves no room for distractions, baby or not.

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To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Baby ' s birth doesn ' t stop Golovkin training for The fight matches a big puncher in Golovkin , who has 33 knockouts in winning all 37 of his fights , against Alvarez, whose only loss in 51 fights came

Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin ' s training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin was getting ready to put the final touches on his training camp last week in the Southern California mountains when word came from Los Angeles that his wife was going into.

Golovkin was in a jovial mood while meeting with reporters, something Sanchez attributed both to becoming a father for the second time and knowing the biggest fight of his career is only days away. He laughed easily, made a few jokes, and talked about what he expected from a fighter he has been pursuing for more than two years.

"It's not an easy fight for him or me," Golovkin said. "I think the second half will be much crazy, like a street fight."

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Boxing purists have salivated over the matchup in styles, with Golovkin always coming forward and Alvarez being a devastating counter-puncher.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin ' s training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions Wednesday about the birth .

The baby did come as Golovkin was wrapping up his training session Friday in Big Bear. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions Wednesday about the birth . "Please, do not ask about my family," Golovkin said Wednesday.

"The styles have the ingredients to make a fight that can go down in history for many years," Alvarez said through an interpreter.

The expectations have helped the fight gain traction, despite coming just three weeks after Mayweather and Conor McGregor met in a 154-pound match featuring a boxer against a mixed martial artist. That fight sold more than 4 million pay-per-views, driven mostly by the curious and UFC fans.

Alvarez is already an established superstar in his native Mexico and a proven pay-per-view draw. Golovkin has the middleweight titles and 18 defenses, knocking out all but Danny Jacobs, who went the distance with him in a close fight his last time out.

The fight from the T-Mobile Center on the Las Vegas Strip will be televised by HBO pay-per-view, beginning an hour earlier than the normal 9 p.m. Pacific start time.

Alvarez can't wait.

"For the people who said this fight wasn't going to happen and for the people who said I was going to get knocked out, we'll see Saturday night," Alvarez said.

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Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's hotly-anticipated world middleweight title showdown ended in a controversial draw in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The judges scored the bout 118-110 for Alvarez, 115-113 for Golovkin and 114-114 after 12 hard-fought rounds at the T-Mobile Arena, with the first scorecard swiftly sparking outrage on social media.Alvarez started and finished the contest well, but the hard-hitting Golovkin had much the better of the middle rounds. Neither fighter went down.

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