hotos: Will Hart/K2 Promotions

Undefeated unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) and undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) faced off for this first time today at the New York City press conference to promote their April 23 HBO clash at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.

Dominic Wade: I’m just coming here to do what I gotta do, you know what I’m saying? Everyone thinks I’m young, so that’s going to play a part of it. I’m definitely hungry. I definitely want the titles…April 23 is gonna be a show. I ain’t scared. I’m gonna put in this work.

Gennady Golovkin: I feel much better now. New year, new fight…I’m very excited, April 23, because this is boxing. I respect Dominic Wade. He’s the undefeated mandatory challenger. It’s very serious. I have new emotions. I don’t know who’ll win. I’m not God. This is boxing guys.