Gennady Golovkin throws first pitch at LA Dodgers game
- Gennady Golovkin takes on Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday night
- Golovkin became a father for the second time on Friday after his wife gave birth
- He also threw out the first pitch at an Los Angeles Dodgers game on Sunday
- But now he has insisted he is supremely focused on his clash with Alvarez
Gennady Golovkin’s insists he is fully focused on his fight with Canelo Alvarez despite his unusual start to fight week, which saw him become a father for the second time and throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.
The Kazakh’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child on Friday, before heading to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday to throw out the ceremonial pitch in the Major League Baseball game between the LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.
The 35-year-old looked to enjoy the experience as he threw the pitch right-handed, dressed in a Dodgers uniform but now, despite his joy at becoming a father again, has insisted he is firmly in fight mode.
Boxer Gennady Golovkin throws out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against Colorado
The Kazakh is busy preparing for his fight against Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas
Golovkin is looking to improve his boxing record to 38-0 in his clash against Canelo
His preparations for the contest have also included becoming a father for the second time
‘I just want to talk about my business now — my boxing — not my family,’ Golovkin said. ‘My focus now is boxing.’
‘Boxing is my business. I’m a professional athlete. I have to give 100% attention to my boxing. It’s a very dangerous sport. I understand this. I like my life, and [the thoughts] with my family … I can’t relax [to reflect too long]. Boxing is too dangerous.’
The contests sees Alvarez looking to extend his unbeaten record to 38-0, with 33 of the fearsome puncher’s previous victories coming by knockout.
Golovkin, pictured with his collection of belts after beating Kell Brook last September
Standing in his way is a Mexican fighter who is looking to clock up professional win No 50, with the only defeat on his 49-1 record coming at the hands of Floyd Mayweather in 2013.
Golovkin, though, can see the two becoming friends once their careers are over.
‘I believe after boxing, maybe 10 years later, we’ll stay close, like two great champions, like friends,’ Golovkin said.
‘I understand this life and he does, too. This is not easy.’
Golovkin believes he and Alvarez could become friends when they finish their boxing careers