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Old 01-23-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Golovkin unplugged - interview. What is Golovkin really like?

You've seen Golovkin's interviews. They don't tell much about him. Especially if the interview is in English.

I am publishing a translation of unedited tape of Golovkin talking to a Russian boxing journalist, Anna Dragost. The original is on youtube:

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This is not a word for word translation, but rather extracts - about 90% of the conversation (I left out bits that wouldn't be of interest to the readers here).

Enjoy an opportunity to find out what Golovkin is really like!

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G: Hi, I am Gennady Golovkin.WBA and IBO World Champion. My next fight is happening on January 19 at MSG. Do I need to say something now?
A: Of course!
G: Right, so I am already talking?
A: Correct, you are now looking at me and saying: I am Gennady Golovkin,the biggest threat of the middleweight division!
G: No no no, guys. That's not something I can allow myself to say. No hard feelings. 'The biggest threat of the middleweight division?'That just doesn't do it for me.
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A: So this is not an image? You are just a nice guy, for real? A nice, decent type of guy?
G: Hell, I am not a nice guy.I am not always nice. Nice guys, they stay at home.
G: I'll tell you what, I never read any comments on websites. I never watch my interviews.I am not on Facebook, I am not on the Russian social networking sites. Well, a friend of mine runs my Facebook account, His brother runs Twitter. This is a way of keeping the fans informed.I am telling you, practically no-one is in touch with me directly. Few people are my friends, few people are in touch with me directly. Otherwise all sorts of rumours start going around, people start trying to assert or demonstrate their influence. So I am not on any social media.
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G: Yes, you need to try hard. Of course, in a fight, it's more complicated. Small gloves, so it's a risk. Of course, I am technical enough to minimise the damage, not let any punches through, and it could look picture perfect. But I prefer action. It's like a hunt, I am a predator. You feel the opponent out (clicks his fingers) and you start. Whether you succeed or not, it's a different matter. But you take care of the business.
A: I was always curious, when the noise starts. The boxers fight, and sometimes the stadium just chants a name, and it's not yours. The stadium supports your opponent. What does the other boxer feel? Does he hear the crowd?
G: I can't talk about boxers in general, I can only talk about myself. You come out, and ... What I like about professional boxing is, you are fighting one on one. Well, maybe two on one, if the referee is supporting the other fighter. You are in the ring, and you have the time. You have 12 rounds. However rich your opponent is, however poor he is, whoever he is, what matters is how prepared he is, and you can see it. When you start boxing, when you start feeling your opponent out, who he is, then the whole arena - and lots of times I boxed on a hostile territory. Well, for a European, I had to often box in Asia. Asia's a nightmare. I know how Russians are supporting their fighers, but Asia is a whole other thing, another way of thinking. You come and everything is different. But you are feeling your opponent, and you feel that no matter how many people support him, no matter how many people wish for him to win, when he starts breaking, you are the one breaking him. And you do your job.
A: But often the support of the crowd gives strength to the home fighter, who gets more active because of it?
G: No.
A: No?
G: No. Every professional is already maxed out. He's ready from the first to the last bell ring. From start to finish. You are ready, you are making your calculations, you have your strategy and tactics, you feel your strength, if you start reacting to all of this you will be burned out in two rounds.
A: And what about the shouting of the coach.can you still hear it through the crowd?
G: Of course. They are there, in the ring, with you. They talk to you and you hear them.
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A: Have you had to fight outside the ring?
G: of course.
A: How often?
G: Pretty often. Pretty often.
A: Probably in Russia?
G: Of course. Well, I lived in Kazakhstan.
A: Before you became a professional boxers?
G: And after.
A: So being a professional boxer, you allow yourself to get into street fights?
G: Well, who doesn't? Show me one guy who doesn't?
A: And you appear like such a shy guy. I was so wrong about you ... (giggles)
G: Well, I am a real person. I live my life. Life is beautiful. And I get to live all of it. Sometimes it's fights. But I don't know a single boxer who doesn't or didn't used to get into street fights.
A: Well, neither do I.
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G: Well, it's not my territory, but I hope one day I'll make it over here.
A: You are getting there. Mexcans already recognise you. A couple of fights on HBO and you'll have no worries.
G: I have no worries already.
A: Tell me, do you ever get big-headed? ****y?
G: Great people never get big-headed (both lough).
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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Он хороший мальчик
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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So you mean this is the Russian Elie Seckbach ? **** Elie give me Anna Dragost every day of the week.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Nice, thank you
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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Cool dude.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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He also said in the end of this interview:

A: Do you take an interest in amateur boxing? How do you rate the results of Kazakhstan team on this Olympic games?
G: I'm not interested in amateur boxing lately, I didn't watch Olympic games. I know the results. I am satisfied with results, like every resident of Kazakhstan, I am very satisfied with the results.
A: What do you think about people who says that you should represent Russia, not Kazakhstan.
G: Total absurdity! How can I represent Russia when I was born in Kazakhstan, my parents and family live in Kazakhstan for all that time. And how can I represent Russia, it's the same if Russia can represent the USA I think.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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thanks thats great interview
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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How can you hate on this dude?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #9
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He also said in the end of this interview:

A: Do you take an interest in amateur boxing? How do you rate the results of Kazakhstan team on this Olympic games?
G: I'm not interested in amateur boxing lately, I didn't watch Olympic games. I know the results. I am satisfied with results, like every resident of Kazakhstan, I am very satisfied with the results.
A: What do you think about people who says that you should represent Russia, not Kazakhstan.
G: Total absurdity! How can I represent Russia when I was born in Kazakhstan, my parents and family live in Kazakhstan for all that time. And how can I represent Russia, it's the same if Russia can represent the USA I think.
Nice av pic, Golovkin's Shapan is ****ing awesome. Best ring clothing ever along with Pirog's Papakha.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #10
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How can you hate on this dude?
He's good boy !
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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he's a goodboy! ...goodboy!....golovkin is goodboy!
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G: Well, it's not my territory, but I hope one day I'll make it over here.
A: You are getting there. Mexcans already recognise you. A couple of fights on HBO and you'll have no worries.
G: I have no worries already.
What do I keep telling you guys?

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The dude is cooler than a cuke.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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This guy is a GGG. He'e getting into street fights,smashing people up staying hidden away like in his dungeon or something.
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