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Photos & video: Gennady Golovkin-Martin Murray final press conference

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Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and challenger Martin Murray shared their thoughts about their clash this weekend at today’s final press conference.

View the Golovkin vs. Murray final presser photos and quotes here.


“Martin Murray is a great fighter, he looks strong here today. He is the biggest test of my career.”

“Thanks to everyone for putting this event together, it’s great to be back in Monte Carlo, I love fighting here. Thanks to my team and my coach Abel Sanchez.”

“I promise a great fight on Saturday night and a big drama show.”

“Welcome to my fight!”


“Gennady Golovkin is one of the best fighters in the world, but this Saturday I will beat him.”

“We had a great camp, six weeks in England followed by five in South Africa. I’ve done everything I need to beat him, this is the hardest fight of my life but I’m ready for it.”

TOM LOEFFLER, K2 Promotions

‘Thanks to everyone for their help in putting this fight together. In addition to HBO in the United States this fight will be shown live all over Europe and in over 100 countries.”

“This is actually the sixth press conference we’ve done for this fight including previously here in Monte Carlo, also in Kazakhstan, in London, Mexico City and Los Angeles. This is truly a worldwide event.”

“We expect Martin to rise to the occasion as he did against Sergio Martinez and Felix Sturm and expect a great fight on Saturday night.”


“We thank Martin Murray for taking the fight, we know how good he can be as he showed against Sergio Martinez and Felix Sturm.”

“Gennady had a great camp and understands that he needs to please and be responsible in the ring.”

ANDREW MIKHAIL, Manager of Murray

“Martin is the uncrowned champion and we know he is coming to win. The world is in for a great fight this Saturday night.”

“Martin is ready, willing and able to beat Gennady on Saturday night.”


“On behalf of HBO we’re very happy to be here.”

“Martin has shown his toughness throughout his career and the ability to fight all over the world against the best in the division. Gennady will fight anyone, anywhere.”

RODNEY BERMAN, Golden Gloves of South America

“Golden Gloves fighters have had some excellent luck over the years as underdogs. Corrie Sanders defeating Wladimir Klitschko, Hasim Rahman stopping Lennox Lewis and Sugar Boy Malinga beating Nigel Benn. On Saturday night we continue the trend.”

Golovkin vs. Murray takes place this Saturday, February 21 at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET/PT.