On Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden a press conference was held for the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard fighters featured on the highly anticipated divisional clash between Unified Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (36-0, 33 KO’s) and WBA Middleweight World Champion and Mandatory Challenger, DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS, (32-1, 29 KO’s) this Saturday, March 18 at the famed venue in New York City.
The Championship Event presented by K2 Promotions will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ
“Thanks very much to everybody for coming to the press conference and thanks especially to God. I know it’s going to be a difficult fight but this is the best preparation I’ve had. I’m ready to put on a great performance.”
“Thanks very much to HBO, K2 Promotions, Teiken Promotions and my family.”
“Thank you all my fans for the support, I look forward to defending my title on Saturday night against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai here at Madison Square Garden and live on HBO Pay-Per-View.”
SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI
“I have to thank K2 Promotions, HBO and the WBC for this opportunity. This fight is for the history of Thailand and I’ve come here to win and I will get the victory for the people of Thailand.”
“I’m visiting New York City for the first time, I’m very happy to be here but it’s a little too cold for me.”
“I want to thank Tom Loeffler and K2 Promotions, Teiken Promotions and HBO and my promoters in Mexico.
“I hope Carmona is ready, I came very prepared. I hope Rungvisai is ready and I look forward to a rematch with Roman and I hope you win.”
“I am strong, I am fast and I am very, very handsome.”
“It’s great to be part of this card, it’s a great opportunity for me. I’m well prepared, I had an excellent training camp and once I hit the ring, I’m going to be ready to perform at my best.”
“I’m honored to be on the same card as a great champion like Gennady Golovkin.”
“It’s amazing to be here, amazing to be fighting at the Mecca of Boxing. I’d like to thank Tom Loeffler and K2 Promotions for this opportunity.”
“I want to thank Abel for opening up the doors for me at the Summit to train up there. Five weeks in Big Bear, six weeks in Cleveland. I’m definitely 100% prepared for Saturday night and ready to put on a show and showcase my skills on this platform.”
TOM LOEFFLER, Managing Director of K2 Promotions
“While the main event has gotten much of the interest so far, when you see the great fighters on the stage here today, it really shows how deep this card is with such a strong international interest from the media and fans.”
“There will be a lot fireworks in the arena on Saturday with the two best middleweights and all these other world class fighters. We’d really like to thank Madison Square Garden for their support of this event, Gennady Golovkin has really made the Garden his home.”
“Fighting at The Mecca of Boxing is really the dream of most fighters.”
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s), fighting out of Managua, Nicaragua, will defend his title against Mandatory Challenger SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (41-4-1, (38 KO’s) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, (35-1-1, 27 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico returns to battle against cross-town rival and Former World Title Challenger DAVID “SEVERO” CARMONA, (20-3-5, 8 KO’s), also of Mexico City, Mexico.
Top Lightweight Prospects, WBC Lightweight Continental Americas Champion, RYAN “BLUE CHIP” MARTIN, (17-0, 10 KO’s) of Cleveland, Ohio via Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Port Chester, New York’s BRYANT “PEE WEE” CRUZ, (17-1-0, 8 KO’s) will battle in a scheduled ten rounder.
GOLOVKIN vs. JACOBS is presented by K2 Promotions. Tickets priced at $1000, $600, $400, $300, $200 and $100, are now on sale and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com