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Loeffler unsure if Donald Trump will attend GGG vs. Jacobs

10
Jan

Promoter Tom Loeffler is unsure if President-elect Donald Trump will attend Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight showdown with Daniel Jacobs on March 18 at Madison Square Garden on HBO PPV ($54.95) as he has on two prior occasions.

Trump, a casino magnate who hosted a number of Mike Tyson’s early fights, attended Golovkin’s eighth-round beatdown of David Lemieux in October of 2015, meeting with him in his dressing room to wish him luck before the bout; Trump was also ringside for Golovkin’s third-round stoppage of Daniel Geale in 2014, also at the Garden.

“Trump came to his last two fights here at Madison Square Garden, the main arena,” Loeffler said on Tuesday before a press conference for the March 18 bout. “There’s no telling now that he’s president of the United States, president elect, whether he will come (this time). But he’s a boxing fan and he seems to appreciate Gennady’s talents in the ring and he came to the last two fights. But we haven’t had any word if (he will come on March 18). It might be the first time an acting or sitting president would be to a championship boxing match, at least in recent memory (if he did attend).”

Trump was savagely booed when he traversed a Garden walkway inside the arena before he faced Lemieux. He also received catcalls when he was shown commiserating with Golovkin in his dressing room on the video board above the ring. On Tuesday, Golovkin wouldn’t touch the subject of Trump, saying it’s not his role to discuss politics.

“I’m a boxer, not political,” Golovkin said in response to a question of whether Trump is a good-luck charm for him at his fights. “I have respect for him because he is the president of the United States. He loves sports. There’s respect with him because it’s a sport.” Loeffler followed up by saying the meeting in his dressing room was a brief encounter with little civic significance other than for Trump to express his admiration for Golovkin as a boxer.

“He just came to wish him good luck, that’s really all it was,” Loeffler said. “That’s really all the interaction was. They were preparing for the fight. Like Gennady said, he’s not political. He’s a citizen of Kazakhstan and he’s a world champion boxer who wants to display his talents in the ring.”

  • maxx

    Hope the twat is impeached on the 21st of January!

    • A twat is someone like a Justine Trudeau. Why are there so many annoying Canadiots named Justine? Bieber comes to mind.

      • maxx

        Bieber is indeed an idiot, yet Trudeau seems like a decent fellow.

        • Barley mcgrew

          Never have the Canadians been so far ahead of their North American neighbours in terms of sound leadership then they are about to become. Lol. Kudos.

          • maxx

            Absolutely , no question about it pal.

        • Barley mcgrew

          Maxx, did you see Michael Gove nodding away as Trump sat there bragging to him about predicting Brexit ?

          It was like Einstein (not quite – but even his critics admire Gove’s is very clever) laughably nodding in sycophantic agreement (they need that trade deal) – as a chimpanzee sat there lecturing him on how good it is at algebra. Embrrassing or what ? Kudos mate.
          .

          • maxx

            I am aware that Gove interviewed him and Trump stated that he trusts Putin as much as Merkel , in international relations their is no trust only state interest and verification, this clown is completely and utterly out of his depth, I have yet to see the interview in it’s entirety, but am looking forward to seeing it most earnestly, BTW both channel 4 Dispatches and BBC1 Panorama have done documentaries on Trumps links to Russia and his other nefarious activities, I have recorded them and will most definitely watch them, if you have iplayer they should still be available, most interesting viewing.Kudos pal

          • Barley mcgrew

            Will do that mate (funny how this buffoon has no idea just how dumb he sounds to those he thinks are impressed by him). Kudos.

          • maxx

            The twat has been living in a bubble his entire life, he does not seem to understand the ground reality , a common trait amongst dictators, I am sure Saddam, Ceausescu and co thought they where much beloved by the masses, how wrong they were. I am sure it will be only a matter of time before he is exposed in front of the gullible folk of the now much hated “Rust Belt”Kudos pal

          • Barley mcgrew

            I remember Andy Roddick – well-travelled due to his tennis career – freely acknowledging that his fellow ‘rust belters’ down south weren’t exactly the ‘most enlightened’ of folk. Lol.

            Yet, as you say, even THOSE fellas are soon going to realise their saviour Trump was full of empty promises and hot air. Kudos.
            .

          • maxx

            They are going to get some rotten egg ont heir faces, I am certain of it.Kudos pal

          • Barley mcgrew

            Time will indeed out as they say (with Trump pray god it’s just 4 years though. Lol). Kudos.

          • maxx

            4 years too much pal LOL.Kudos pal.

          • maxx

            BTW great analogy.Kudos pal.

          • Barley mcgrew

            Cheers mate.

      • Shawn

        I’ve watched interviews of some Canadian citizens – say Trudeau is what a Bernie Sanders Presidency in American would look like. Take that however ya please. Obama’s legacy is DJT.

    • PrinceGian

      I don”t think you will be getting rid of him that easy.

      • maxx

        I am entitled to “hope”.Kudos

        • Shawn

          ” Hope” @ change is what created Trump.

          • maxx

            “Hope”….the hope of a trade war with China,,,wish you luck!

          • Shawn

            Pivoting seems to be popular on these boards.

          • maxx

            “Pivoting” is something Trump was unable to do as demonstrated during his very poor debate performances.Kudos Shawn.

          • Shawn

            Another pivot geez.
            Okay I’ll take the bait –

            1. So what’s your recommendation chopsticks – continue the status quo and keep allowing China to take advantage of the United States ?

            Question number 2 – why are you so offended if President elect Trump is going too attempt fair trade for Americans ?

            3. Do you really have that much contempt for Americans ? why are you so offended thinking that China may not be ripping us off for much longer ?

            Sense your such a great negotiator and this avid international brilliant mastermind- lets hear what your plans would be if your were President.

          • maxx

            Shawn I am not a professional economist never the less I do consider myself to be a sensible chap, isolating yourself from the rest of the world will not result in job creation, it will result in massive inflation, it will kill off your exports and do not assume all these semi-skilled jobs will return from China once a trade war initiates because of “robotics”, I have a feeling folk from the “rust belt” are not too familiar with these things and the remarkable advancements being made in this field……Shawn you folks have the largest, most productive and most technologically advanced economy that’s ever existed in human civilisation. The more open the world economy is, the more you folks have the opportunity to leverage your many strengths, despite all your vast resources and capabilities do seriously believe that the USA cannot compete successfully in the global arena unless protected by the imposition of high tariffs and punitive taxes on foreign production and foreign competitors, do you actually believe in your nations vast potential?…….Trump will not bring in fair trade, he will decimate the US economy, make no mistake about it, I am astonished folks take this guy seriously, one of many examples, he claims he is going to revive the coal industry yet at the same time talks about fracking, how can both thrive simultaneously LOL……..In regards too your final comment, sorry to disappoint you Shawn but I am no “international brilliant mastermind” however as God is my witness I can say I was aware of the “Nuclear Triad” unlike a certain charlatan who in a few days will become the most powerful man in the universe as much as it pains me to state this fact.Kudos Shawn and no I do not have any contempt for Americans only for Mr Drumpf.

          • Shawn

            Trump isn’t interested in isolation – if you actually listen to what he says – you Will discover that he’s for trade, FAIR TRADE.
            Don’t think for one moment – China has no skin the game, they got plenty to lose in the negotiation process.

            Robotics are a concern but regardless of that fact – thats been the case for eons and will continue to develop anyhow. Jobs are needed now – specifically in the rust belt were many industry/manufacturing jobs have been lost. Based on your logic – bringing back jobs to American workers is somehow fruitless due advancement in technology/robotics ?
            Then why should Americans why waste time outsourcing jobs in in the first place.
            People are suffering and college isn’t for everyone – for some old timers – coal mining is all they know – and theres virtually no other industry in some of those remote poor communities.

            Contrary to popular beliefs – America isn’t paved with Gold ( that’s Trumps apartment lol)
            yet you wanna guilt trip Americans out of their jobs – have you no shame ?

            Individuals in the rust belt are familiar with robotics ( i.e) the automotive industry, including other manufacturing facilities.
            Growing up where I live – in the rust belt region – many of my friends, family and neighbors had/have jobs in the auto industry – steel companies and secondary related jobs. Many of those good paying jobs have disappeared. 30 years ago, one could lose a job and find 5 new jobs on the way home – that is not the case anymore and Trumps trying to help fix that. ( will he succeed ? hopefully )
            I do not understand why person’s like yourself have such contempt for middle American workers that want to provide for their families. Don’t kid yourself – if you have contempt for Trump – then you have contempt for a very large portion of Americans that voted for him, in which many of those very people are suffering. This isn’t the fairytale glamour bubble that Hollywood elites live in- that you see on television.

            Trumps not specifically trying to tax foreign companies, it’s more American companies – in an attempt to keep Americans jobs here. I know you’d love for hard working Americans to get fired and our jobs pipped overseas and south of the boarder – otherwise we’re mean right ? Typical thinking of your kind.

            Fracking has been going on – along side coal in some capacity for decades.

            Many pundits from National news organizations, even a Mayor of a large municipality admitted to not knowing what the Nuclear Triad was – and seeing Trump was relatively
            new to politics and from a business/entertainment background – i don’t know why your so surprised – lets not forget – Ronald Reagan was a actor and is considered by many as a really good president.

            Last, I don’t know if DJT will be a great President – if he fails we can vote him out of the White House – I can only assume you lean towards a globalist/far left/socialist type – America has rejected your type – come back in 4 years.

          • maxx

            Shawn your such a nasty man LOL…..seriously I think it is best we agree to disagree, time will tell whether or not Trump will actually carry out his election promises, though I suspect with erudite folk like General Matthis in the White house we may be spared the ridiculous threat of 45% tariffs on imports from China, that really would mess things up for the rest of us, I am sure you have heard the term “When America sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold”……seriously dude you need to do some research on Mr Trumps policies or rather rhetoric as he does not have any policy in place example being Obama Care, his team does not even have a plan for a replacement…….You are not entirely accurate about Trump being new to Politics, he first suggested a run in 1988 and then in 2000, yet then and now he does not have the attention span to learn any policies unlike Ronald Reagan who had proven executive experience as well as being a military officer in the US army…I could argue with you till the cows come home yet I suspect even if Trump shot somebody right in front of you, you would still vouch for him, after all you are one of his faithful disciple’s.Have a Budweiser and chill out young fella HEHEEHEHEHEHEEEEEEE.

          • Shawn

            I enjoy a fun debate that’s all – I hold no I’ll feeling towards you.
            I just dont understand why you don’t get it.

            When you said that Americans should just let foreign countries have our manufacturing jobs because those jobs in America are going the way of robotics, it blew my mind.

            Let me make one last attempt to make you understand my point.

            Plenty of companies in the States use Robotics currently – yet still require – Labours, skilled employees, technicians, maintenance, delivery drivers, supervisors and office personal.
            Some have in house engineering, cad guys and specialized welders.
            In addition -independent American roofing companies, plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians and concrete companies will get business from said companies as well ( if said companies relocates out of the United States – Many more jobs are lost than one realizes.

            On China – China continues to reduce need for American goods/imports – stealing U.S patients and counterfeit American products. China is already talking about working with Trump on trade deals.

            In your opinion though – it appears that out sourcing those American jobs due to an influx of robotics -putting thousands of Americans out of work – is perfectly justifiable because we Americans have a robust economy and have way much more than we deserve in the first place is basically what you said.

            You think I’m being nasty but you insulted me and my country.

          • Shawn

            I can’t believe your telling me to do research lol. Your lacking in almost everything you say.
            I can go pretty much go through everything your saying and to some extent correct you.

            I bet if Obama or Merkel had dead bodies in the truck of their vehicles youd defined them them right ? BTW i have no problems bashing Trump one bit.

            I don’t know where you get your information from, but I assure you that the Cartoon Network is not reliable for news – as is Stephens most trusted new organization.

            If I were going to have a beer, it would be a Guinness or a Mc ultra.

            Politics is a blood sport – if you can’t hang it’s cool bro, go smoke some turtle wax and chill aslo. peace.

          • maxx

            Believe me I could refute anyone of your absurd points, but what would be the point, you are so dogmatic in your beliefs regarding Mr Drump that it would be a most futile exercise.Kudos young fella

          • Shawn

            You have a serious problem with comprehensively understanding text, pivoting and misinformation.

            I hear it from my liberal friends all the time – who run at the slightest hint of disagreement of their ideological views – much like yourself.

            You’ve not been able to refute anything I said – no intelligent rebuttal or remotely successful arguments.

            I’ve made no predictions of a Trump Presidency – on the other hand you have and you can’t seem to see past your hate, ignorance and intolerant self absorption.

            Trump wants a long list of good things – like Better/cheaper health coverage.

            More and better paying jobs.
            Help vets obtain better healthcare.
            Shore up trade deals.
            Strengthen our Military.
            Increase boarder security/decreasing crime/drugs
            Stronger vetting decreasing possible terrorism.
            Increase educational opportunity for minorities.
            Help inner city African Americans
            Kick ISIS azz.
            Negotiation wIth drug manufacturing companies for lower cost medication.
            Protect the American tax payers., in which I support.

            Let me guess -you didn’t know one of those things – maybe in a distorted twisted liberal media views.

            This what you hear from your news source.

            Trump Hates all Mexicans and wants to ban Mexican restaurants and Sombreros.
            Trumps the grand wizard of the kkk
            Trump wants to start a nuclear war.
            Trump wants to pump oil into the ocean and kill all sea life.
            Trump wants to build Hotels in national parks.
            Trump related to Hitler
            Trump hates kittens
            Trump wants to blow up the moon.

            Your a troll dude – I welcome differing opinions – but your bringing my I.Q down each time I read your stupidity.

            Your can have the last word dumbbell.

          • maxx

            Shawn, Shawn,,,,,Shawn you are implying I am ignorant, well let me tell you something sunshine, I am a very , very smart person, I was offered scholarships to both MIT and Wharton, a tremendously smart person am I, I do great things because I am so smart with a great temperament, a truly great temperament, I also have a very successful business, you would be astonished to know how successful it is, unfortunately I can not release my tax returns because they are currently being audited so I cannot share with you the true scope and magnitude of my business, a tremendous company indeed, once again I have to say I am a great leader a truly great business leader and between you and I , I plan to run for office in Great Britain, I intend to make GB great again, recolonise our lost colonies, make GB the envy of the world, as of now the Germans are raping us, the French are raping us, no body is taking GB seriously, it is time somebody stood up for the common man and make England great again.
            NB: A sensible piece of advice Shawnie boy, a great way to make use of the drivel you post is to patent it as a cure for “Insomnia”.Kudos young fella

          • Barley mcgrew

            Lol. THAT’S a put down.

          • maxx

            LOL, Some of these folk from the “rust belt” are truly delsuional, classic example gullible Shawnie boy LOL. If Trump was to ask Shawn to jump, the undoubted response from this cretin would be “How High Sire” LOL……..Btw terrific series of scraps over the weekend , was pretty shocked to see the Ukrainian Khytrov get mashed up by some unknown dude, I have seen Khytrov close up at the 02, he looked like the real deal when he was blatantly robbed against Ogogo , I guess he needs to regroup and perhaps hire a new team, in regards to the main event I felt Jack did more than enough to win , 8-4 I had for the Gambian Olympian. He seems like a class act unlike the rude, vulgar and abrasive Degale whom I have never liked and neither his rival halitosis George Groves.Kudos Barley

          • Barley mcgrew

            What a great fight that Khytrov fight was (forgot he fought Ogogo – a fighter I never rated amateur or pro). Agree this Khytrov guy still has potential – needs that new team you speak of though.

            Way too easy to hit. And way too casual with regards taking punches .

            On Jack-DeGale I wouldn’t really argue with that, Maxx (I had it a draw – although leaning towards Jack as ‘looking’ more the boss).

            A hugely subjective fight – between two excellent though not that special champions with very different styles who matched up beautifully on the night (I have never really thought about DeGale the personality much – although Groves has long been a complete prick outside the ring. Lol).

            Incidentally, super-middleweight, IMO, has been the finest ‘heavier division (middleweight-heavyweight) in boxing for a very long time (indeed, since Hagler retired after losing that middleweight title to Leonard). Kudos pal.
            .

          • maxx

            Indeed it was a great fight, he certainly needs to work on his defence and rejuvenate his self in a similar manner to Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera , I believe with his amateur pedigree (former World Champion) he may well be able to pull it off, though a GGG he will never be, that is for certain.
            Indeed it was a very subjective fight, their are some folk on the blog who have it 114-112 for Degale, so who am I to say LOL, indeed the 168lb is a hot one, I think the WBO champion Ramirez is probably the weak link, I would fancy Smith to walk right through him.Kudos pal

          • Barley mcgrew

            I must be one of the few who have never yet watched Ramirez, Maxx but I’d far sooner take your word for him likely being the weakest link than others on here who I noted instantly started matching the guy in potential superfights the moment he emerged as a champion. And I really hope Callum is all we have hoped he is – got to keep up that great tradition of bossing this excellent division. Lol. Kudos.
            .

          • maxx

            Ramirez is a rangy 168lb fighter standing at 6ft 2.5 minches, he is a southpaw who has a great engine on him, throws as many punches in the first round as in the last round, he completely owned Arthur Abraham yet I feel he is a bit too crude to beat the likes of Jack or Degale infact Georgie boy would probably beat Ramirez.Kudos pal

          • Barley mcgrew

            Interested to watch the guy. I just think the fact Ramirez is a Mexican-American 168 pounder understandably excites certain fans over there. Kudos mate.

          • maxx

            Absolutely, the Mexicans love their fighters especially in a weight class where they are not very dominant to say the least, just imagine if some Mexican won the heavyweight title, he would instantly eclipse the great Chavez most probably.Kudos pal

          • Barley mcgrew

            I reckon you’re right. Think how rich that guy would become. Kudos.

          • maxx

            Multi-millionaire in no time.Kudos pal

    • Kudos

      Gay

      • maxx

        Oh shut up Lee!

    • Barley mcgrew

      Ha. That definitely deserves a richly-deserved ‘Lol’. Kudos my fellow Trump-loathing boxing buddy.

      • maxx

        Let us all hope and pray.Kudos pal.

  • Michel Desgrottes

    I wonder if Tom and gennady voted for him

    • Robert Archambault

      Seeing as GGG is not a US citizen, it would have been impossible for him to vote for Trump.

      • Michel Desgrottes

        Damn he not a us citizen but he out here fucking with trump? Smmfh

        • Robert Archambault

          You do not read very well, do you? Why am I not surprised?

          • Michel Desgrottes

            Does he not embrace trump?

          • Charlie U.

            Where does it read that he embraces Trump? “I am a boxer, not political.”

          • Keano

            Go Trump!!!!

          • Michel Desgrottes

            “when he was shown commiserating with Golovkin in his dressing room on the video board above the ring.” – SOUTHSIDE JAMAICA QUEENS

          • Charlie U.

            The guy said he’s a boxer, he’s not political. If Trump wanted to visit the dressing room and Golovkin kept him out, wouldn’t that make him political? I’m sure if Bernie Sanders or Clinton were at the Garden that night and wanted to visit, he would talk with them for a few minutes, too. It seems like you’re always trying to stir things up with GGG and, to be honest, you’re really reaching here. GGG fuels almost the same passion in you as he does in Robert, only the motivation is different.

          • Michel Desgrottes

            I said embrace, did he not embrace trump?

          • Everybody embraces a winner. MAGA!

          • Robert Archambault

            Please point out to all of us where this article says that? Or any other article for that matter. While you go on your search it will at least keep you from further embarrassment by making you too busy to post.

          • Robert Archambault

            Please point out to all of us where this article says that? Or any other article for that matter. While you go on your search it will at least keep you from further embarrassment by making you too busy to post.

      • Shawn

        If some Californians have their way – it would be possible – but I don’t see that going down. Arnold Schwarzenehonky would agree off record.

  • Stephen M

    If Trump does go, it will be interesting to see if he gets booed, how much he gets booed, and how he reacts. It might be fun to see him at a Canelo fight in Texas…

  • Shawn

    It was very wise for 3G to refrain from commenting on Trump. The Movie Star’s or exploding Star’s ” SUPERNOVAS ” in Hollywood would be wise to follow in his path.

    Half of the consumers are laying in wait to pounce either way.

  • Tony Nightstick

    Vice President Truman was at the Garden the night Graziano stopped Arnold. Inconceivable, however, that a sitting President today would attend a boxing match. A security nightmare, for one thing.

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