Tom Loeffer from K2 Promotions is reportedly looking for a crowd of at least 8,000 fans or better when his fighter WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) defends his title on July 26th this month against challenger Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KO’s) at Madison Square Garden. The MSG can hold up to 18,200 fans at max capacity, but obviously Loeffler realizes that it’s not realistic to count on that many fans showing up to see the Kazakhstan born Golovkin fight the Australian Geale.
Steve Kim said on his twitter “Tom Loeffler says anything over 8000 at MSG in attendance on July 26 for GGG vs Geale would be a home run.
If this was someone popular like Miguel Cotto fighting at Madison Square Garden, then it would be a no-brainer that he’d sell it out. But unfortunately that’s not the case, so somewhere along the lines of 50% capacity would be a major victory for Golovkin and K2 Promotions.
It’s too bad that Cotto isn’t fighting Golovkin now, because then the fight would bring in huge numbers right now instead of in the future. However, it’s unclear whether Cotto will ever elect to fight Golovkin because he’s not talked about wanting that fight, and his promoter Bob Arum hasn’t said anything about wanting that fight.
Geale, 33, is kind of overmatched in this fight in terms of power, as he’s been more of a finesse fighter during his career for the most part. He’s going to need to find an extra gear for his offense on July 26th because if he chooses to just box Golovkin for 12 rounds, then he’ll lose badly in this fight. Geale thinks that people are overlooking him in this fight, and that he intends on showing fans how wrong they were when they picked against him pulling off the upset.