'Triple G' ready to deliver in ring

September 14, 2017

LAS VEGAS, California (AP):(AP):

Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady 'Triple G' 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 labour 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 on Friday in Big Bear. He was able to be with his wife and newborn daughter the next day, though he declined to answer questions yesterday about the birth.

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

There were plenty of boxing questions to keep Triple G occupied as he met with a contingent of media to talk about a fight that many in boxing are already comparing to the great middleweight clashes of the past. The former Olympic silver medallist from Kazakhstan and Mexico's biggest boxing star meet on Saturday night in a 160-pound battle that has been years in the making.

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