07/26/2014 01:29 pm ET Updated Jul 26, 2014

Too Good For His Own Good

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NEW YORK -- After training for months in solitude up in California's Big Bear Mountains for his fight at Madison Square Garden this weekend, Gennady Golovkin, the middleweight boxing champion, arrived to a sour welcome. For his last fight in New York, Golovkin had gone to Yankee Stadium as part of his promotional tour, and during the game the Yankee's in-house camera crew had agreed to film him in the audience and splash his face on the Jumbotron along with other athletes and celebrities at the ballpark. But even though his opponent, Daniel Geale, is more dangerous this year, and the Garden will feature him in its main arena -- a rare occasion for boxers these days -- the in-house producers at Yankee Stadium turned Golovkin down.

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