NEW YORK (October 22, 2013) WBA and IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will welcome the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York during fight week leading up to his world title defense on Saturday, November 2 against Brooklyn’s Curtis Stevens.
Golovkin will make a ticket donation to both departments at his Media Workout on Wednesday, October 30 at Madison Square Garden. A representative from each department will be on hand to receive the donation as well as to publicize the 31st Annual “Battle of the Badges” amateur boxing event held on Friday, November 22 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
“New York CIty feels like a second home to me and I’m always happy to come here for my fights and press events. Everywhere I go the fans are always very supportive”, said Golovkin. “The New York Police and Fire Departments are made up of very dedicated men and women and I want to recognize them for their work.”
Continued Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions, “We are very excited to bring Gennady back to New York City for his 9th world title defense and second bout at Madison Square Garden.”
“We’re are also very proud to honor the tireless efforts of both of these departments and to help promote their future event.”
Golovkin vs. Stevens is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Main Events and Madison Square Garden.