Middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin says he is preparing for the toughest fight of his career when defends his WBA title against former beltholder Daniel Geale on July 26 at Madison Square Garden, according to camps notes from his promoter K2 Promotions.
Golovkin (29-0, 26 knockouts) is training under the guidance of Abel Sanchez and in pursuit of his 17th consecutive knockout against Geale (30-2, 16 KOs).
"This is a longer camp than normal, but I haven't fought since February. It feels great to be back with Abel and the team," Golovkin, who was last in action for a seventh-round knockout of Osumanu Adama, stated in the press release.
"Daniel Geale is a former world champion, and this is the toughest fight of my career. It took me a couple days when I got to camp to get comfortable, but now camp is going well and I look forward to returning to Madison Square Garden."
Sanchez owns The Summit High Altitude Training Center in Big Bear, Calif., where he is preparing Golovkin.
"Geale boxes a little more. We've been very confident of the past opponents running away, but we don't anticipate that from him. Hopefully, he will bring out the very best of Gennady," said Sanchez, who has trained Golovkin since June 2010.
"The better he is, the better it will be for Gennady to perform. Geale is more accomplished. He's a two-time world champion, and he's the most experienced boxer at the top level that we've fought. He's got the most to gain and is on the cusp of being a world champion again."
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