A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Golovkin-Ishida available on Pay Per View
A defense by WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin against Nobuhiro Ishida will headline a March 30 card that will be avaliable on American Pay Per View.
A deal has been worked out for WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin to pursue his 14th straight stoppage victory on American Pay Per View's Integrated Sports when he faces rugged Japanese journeyman Nobuhiro Ishida in the co-featured bout to a four-man light heavyweight tournament in Monaco on March 30, it was announced on Monday.
Golovkin (25-0, 22 knockouts), who stopped Gabriel Rosado in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden last month, will attempt to do the same to the durable Ishida (24-8, 9 KOs), who has never been stopped.
The four-man elimination event, available for $24.95 and airing at 3 p.m., will also take place as the Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four and include Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs) opposite Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13 KOs), and Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) against Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs).
The two Super Four winners will fight for a 60/40 share of one million dollars on July 13 in Monaco as part of a show that is being co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and K2 Promotions.
There will also be a junior middleweight bout featuring Russia's Sergei Rabchenko (22-0, 16 KOs) and Italy's Adriano Nicchi (20-3-2, 9 KOs).
"All the major fighters, among them Gennady Golovkin, Nobuhiro Ishida and Edwin Rodriguez, are bringing out supporters while Zsolt Erdei has asked for a special block booking at the venue for his Hungarian supporters."
The weigh-in will take place on March 29 at 6pm with the invitation-only post-fight conference set for March 30.
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