Golovkin - I want to put on an amazing show

Boxing superstar Gennady Golovkin insists he is ready to headline a major fight at the new Stadium and has become a big fan of the Hammers this season.

The IBF & WBA middleweight world champion attended the Boleyn Ground last Saturday and was impressed with the West Ham performance as they were unlucky not to take all three points against former Premier League champions Manchester City.

Golovkin has a formidable record with 31 knockouts from 34 fights and is rated one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

And with potential fights against Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr on the horizon, Golovkin has not ruled out the possibility of staging a big event at the Hammers new home in Stratford.

Speaking exclusively to West Ham TV, Golovkin said: “I have heard that the club are moving into a new home during the summer and congratulations to them. This is a big move for them.

“I hope that I can go there in the future. Why not? They are beautiful people and it feels like a big family. I have a lot of respect for them.

“I want to put on an amazing show. I hope to stay champion for a long time.

“I really enjoyed my time at West Ham United and thought it was a great game against Manchester City.

“Congratulations to the team for the way they played and they are having a good season.

“It was my first visit to the Boleyn Ground but I really enjoyed it and I have become a fan!”