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Golovkin, Geale excited about MSG showdown

Photo: Will Hart / HBO

Photo: Will Hart / HBO

Middlweight titlist Gennady Golovkin will put his title on the line against two-time champ Daniel Geale at Madison Square Garden on July 26 on HBO.

“I’m happy to be fighting at Madison Square Garden once again. Fighting in front of the great fans in New York City for the third time is an honor for me and I will train hard to defend my titles in style by giving the fans an exciting show,” said Golovkin. “Daniel Geale has a lot of world championship experience, is a big international name and I look forward to this challenge.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for me. I want thank HBO, Gary Shaw, Grange Old School Boxing and Madison Square Garden. This is a perfect fight for me and I look forward to the challenge of facing Gennady,” said Geale at their press conference.

The co-featured bout is the highly anticipated 12-round title eliminator between Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez.

“I want to thank Gary Shaw in addition to Antonio Leonard and James Prince. I also want to thank HBO. I’m very happy to be back on their network and back at Madison Square Garden,” added Jennings. “Mike doesn’t like to talk much but I’m here to tell you that I will be the next heavyweight champion from the United States and I can’t wait for July 26.”

On queue, Perez quipped, “I don’t have much to say but I look forward to facing Bryant Jennings on July 26 and fighting on HBO.”

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