Fresh off their first round knockout of the MLB playoffs by the St. Louis Cardinals, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was at the StubHub Center in Carson on Saturday night, to watch some HBO Boxing. Gonzalez, who has been a boxing fan all of his life and does boxing training during the offseason in San Diego, CA told Radio Raheem (not the one from Do The Right Thing), that he was in attendance to watch both Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio.

Coincidentally, Golovkin wore Dodgers trunks for the fight, but Gonzalez claims he was not the one who gave them to him. Golovkin on the other hand, says he is a Los Angeles Dodgers fan and that his favorite player is Adrian Gonzalez. Earlier this year, Golovkin threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Dodgers game. Gonzalez who is of Mexican descent just like Rubio, was front row for the fight and proved he was a knowledgeable fight fan with his post game commentary.

“I think after he (Golovkin) hit him with that body shot that was the end of the fight right there,” said Gonzalez. “He knocked him out shortly thereafter.”

Gonzalez says in the interview that he has been a fan of boxing his entire life and that he grew up watching some of Mexico’s greatest fighters like Julio César Chávez and Oscar De La Hoya. Gonzalez trains in San Diego with former boxing champion Chris Byrd, in preparation for spring training. Gonzalez turned his La Jolla home’s garage into a state of the art boxing gym where he trains for at least three months doing cross training.

“The explosive rotation of a swing is the same as that of a punch,” he said “The first movement has to be really explosive.”

In addition to talking about boxing, Gonzalez spoke about the Dodgers loss in the NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals for the second consecutive year.

“We didn’t get the job done,” he said sadly. “Unfortunately our goal wasn’t met, hopefully next year it will be.”