Undefeated world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) will be a special guest of owner Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys for Sunday night’s game against Philadelphia at AT&T Stadium.
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
“This is Gennady’s first trip to Texas and we’re honored that the Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium reached out and invited him as a special guest of their game on Sunday night.” said Tom Loeffler of K2 promotions. “Gennady has always stated that he will fight anywhere. He’s looking forward to visiting the DFW market and San Antonio, both of which would be great places for him to fight in the near future.”
On October 17, Golovkin won the IBF World Middleweight Title from David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin has won his past 16 world title fights by knockout.
His fighting style has elevated his popularity among boxing fans. Considered by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport now that Floyd Mayweather has retired, Golovkin is a knockout machine who brings back visions of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson when Tyson was in the peak of his career.
The 5-foot-11-inch righthander has power in both hands. His 91.2 percent knockout ratio is the highest in the history of the middleweight division.
“The victory over Lemieux was Gennady’s first world title unification and his immediate priority now is facing the winner of the Miguel Cotto/Canelo Alvarez bout in his next fight according to the WBC mandate,” Loeffler said.
The Cowboys have history with boxing.
On March 13, 2010, Manny Pacquiao defended his WBO world welterweight championship by beating Joshua Clottey in a unanimous decision in the first boxing match at AT&T Stadium. It drew a crowd of 50,944 which was the second largest attendance for a boxing event in the state.
Pacquiao returned to AT&T Stadium on Nov. 13, 2010 to beat Antonio Margarito in a WBC super welterweight title bout in front of a crowd of 41,734.
A year ago, Jones was in the conversation to host the Pacquiao-Mayweather mega fight, but the event was eventually held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.