- Maidana: First I’m going to give Mayweather a beating, and then I’m going to KO him
- Anthony Joshua sparring with Wladimir to get him ready for Kubrat Pulev fight
- Maidana doubts Mayweather can improve from previous fight
- Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2"
- Hearn: Kell Brook is an obvious opponent for Mayweather in 2015
- Roach: Algieri isn’t in Pacquiao’s class
- Brook receives Lord Mayor’s welcome home on Friday
- MANCHESTER VERSUS LIVERPOOL BATTLE FOR THE ENGLISH TITLE
- USA Boxing’s Elite Women to Face Northern Neighbors in the Battle of the Frontiers on August 21
- Gingras-McCreedy, young stars headline Sept. 12
- New wave of Canadian prospects were showcased last weekend by EOTTM
- Bradley Skeete, Frank Buglioni headline at York Hall On Sept 20
Golovkin-Macklin: A Great Fight for Boxing
This Saturday night Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA and IBO middleweight titles against his toughest opponent to date when he faces Matthew Macklin at the MGM Grand, Mashantucket.
The Kazakhstan native, known simply as ‘GGG’, likes to keep his fights as short as his nickname. He has gained a reputation as one of the most devastating punchers of recent times, boasting a KO ratio of 88.46%. The 31 year old champion has racked up 26 consecutive wins however he has never ventured past the 10th round.
Macklin is the first top 20 ranked middleweight to challenge ‘GGG’ and as such poses his stiffest test to date. ‘Mack the Knife’ is no stranger to big fights having shared a ring with both Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez.
This bout is guaranteed to get the crowd on their feet, while either man is at serious risk of getting knocked off his. The question hanging over Golovkin is whether he can continue his impressive winning streak against the top men at 160lbs.
Although he is yet to take on a credible force in the middleweight ranks, Gennady’s celebrated amateur exploits have allowed us to believe that the somewhat premature hype may be duly justified. Saturday night should provide boxing fans with a clear indication of Golovkin’s standing within the middleweight division.
In contrast Macklin has had tough fights throughout his career. His domestic slugfest with Jamie Moore was one of the most entertaining fights to unfold on an English canvas. Anyone familiar with Matthew’s fights knows that you consider him an underdog at your own peril.
The question hanging over Macklin is whether his collection of hard bouts will work for him or against him. Matthew has the power to hurt the champion however he may need to establish this fact in the early rounds, similar to his bouts with Alcine and Asikainen.
Another tactical ploy may be to use the jab to set up hard right hands from the outside and avoid close quarter trading with the powerful ‘GGG’. The championship rounds are relatively alien to Golovkin and Macklin may look to rally late against a tiring opponent. However Matthew himself has fallen victim to the late rounds, notably against Martinez.
Most fans are expecting the colossal power of the champion to wear down and ultimately knockout Macklin however others are of the opinion that this will be a tough fight for Golovkin as he steps up in class. Matthew firmly believes he can beat Gennady at his own game.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Shannon Briggs vs. Cory Phelps this Saturday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Hearn hinting Khan may need to be B-side against Brook
- Loeffler sees Rubio as tough test for Golovkin
- Danny Garcia – Viktor Postol fight ordered by WBC
- Erislandy Lara back in action in November
- Hearn likes Brandon Rios for Kell Brook’s next fight on 12/6
- Golovkin vs. Rubio, October 18 at StubHub Center