The art of boxing: Gennady Golovkin

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Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin holds the highest knockout percentage – 91.7% – in middleweight championship history. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin holds the highest knockout percentage – 91.7% – in middleweight championship history. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2017 – In today’s modern world of boxing, among the rituals of preparing for a significant bout with great fan interest is the media workout day. Boxers and trainers invite boxing journalists, and especially still and video photographers to a demonstration of their skills, allowing them to gather material to aid them in reporting on the upcoming bout.

Unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and trainer Abel Sanchez recently visited the Wild Card West Gym in Santa Monica, California for their media day in support of Golovkin’s upcoming main event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 18 against WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs of Brooklyn, New York. Golovkin is 36-0 with 33 knockouts. His KO percentage of 91.7 percent is the highest in middleweight division history. Jacobs, 32-1 with 26 knockouts, is considered Golovkin’s most significant opponent to date.

Los Angeles based boxing photographer Mickey Bonilla of MB Sports Photography turned her eye toward capturing this ritual for Communities Digital News with a different approach. Bonilla is one of a growing number of women boxing photographers capturing the sport with their unique perspective.

Enjoy Mickey’s photos and a look inside boxing, then be sure to watch the fight on HBO PPV on Saturday, March 18, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Trainer Abel Sanchez and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin enjoy a laugh at a media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Trainer Abel Sanchez and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin enjoy a laugh at a media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin works on his power punches with trainer Abel Sanchez at a media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin works on his power punches with trainer Abel Sanchez at a media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Raw power is why middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is among the most feared men in boxing today. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Raw power is why middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is among the most feared men in boxing today. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Gennady Golovkin works on shadowboxing while training during a media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Gennady Golovkin works on shadowboxing while training during a media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin holds the highest knockout percentage – 91.7% – in middleweight championship history. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin holds the highest knockout percentage – 91.7% – in middleweight championship history. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Unified middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin poses for photographers at his media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
Unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin poses for photographers at his media workout in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
As members of the news media get their shots, middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin goes through his shadowboxing routine at the Wild Card West Gym in Santa Monica, California this week. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News
As members of the news media get their shots, middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin goes through his shadowboxing routine at the Wild Card West Gym in Santa Monica, California this week. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for Communities Digital News

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.

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