Gennady is here!
You've only had three fights where you didn't get a KO, will you be looking for another KO Saturday?
I think so, yeah. I think this is boxing. I think so. Probably, yes.
Where do you keep your silver medal from the 2004 Olympics?
I have the silver medal in boxing and it's a great time for me.
You haven't gone the distance in a fight in 5 years....do you go into a fight thinking KO?
There is a different style with this fight. It's a great fight for us, for the people, for the fans.
How much longer do you think you will stay at middleweight?
I don't know. I don't know right now.
what do you think of the other fight on Saturday, Salido-Garcia...who wins?
Oh, I think it's a very good fight for Salido and Garcia. Because two guys from Mexico, who is best?Who is the champion? Salido has a good team and Garcia too. Salido has good power. It's a good fight for him and for Garcia....it's a great fight.
would you be open to a unification bout?
Right now in middleweight I think the next fight in the future will be in Germany. Right now it's not about how many belts I have, I just want to be the No. 1 in junior middleweight, middleweight and super middleweight.
What do you remember most about competing at the olympics?
The semifinal fight. It was a very hard fight against a good fighter. Very good speed. Good fight.
I am fan of yours as you did your preparation for this fight?
We prepared for two months. I went to my camp in California. Two months I've been preparing.
Hard work every day we trained.
what do you think about fighting in New York City?
Oh, I like New York City. It's like my country. The people have good energy, good atmosphere. It's just work, work, work. Everyone is working. It's a lot like my country.
You're always smiling. You think its important for a boxer to have such a positive mind frame?
Yes. I am very positive. I like to box. I like my life. I am happy every day.
GGG, you looked spectacular against Proksa and ever since you've been incredibly popular with American boxing fans. Will you continue to fight often until you get a big name fight? Nothing would make me happier than to see you up against Chavez Jr. or Martinez
Yes, absolutely. On Sept 1 it was my first fight in the U.S. Every fight is better, better, better for me for the fans and the people. Thank you to HBO for my first fight and now my second fight in the U.S.
who is your favorite fighter?
Sugar Ray Robinson is my favorite boxer of all time. He is a middleweight. I saw him and liked him.
What is the Best & the Worst Sports Facillity that you have Fought at?
Madison Square Garden is one of the best fighting venues in the world. MGM and Madison Square Garden. I love Madison Square Garden.
what is your gameplan coming to this match
For me, it doesn't matter who is next. I am ready. Right now, for this fight, I am ready.
Hi Gennady! Wish you best luck on Saturday night! I know that your next fight may take place somewhere in Europe. Can it be on undercard of Wladimir Klichko's show? And will we see you fight against Pirog?
I want my next fight to be in the United States. It's good for me, because I have style. I have power. I have good speed. Just like American style.
Gennady, have you had a chance to see my boy Andre Ward fight yet? Still undefeated and Gold Medal winner.
He's a good fighter. He's a good man. I think he would be a good fight for me. He's got a good style. I have a good style. In the future, why not? I want this fight.
Thanks for chatting Gennady. Good luck on Saturday!