Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Lem's latest: Golovkin growing in viewership
HBO's 2 Days: Gennady Golovkin has accumulated more than 2.5 million viewers, surpassing last year's average of 2.1 for the installment in advance of the WBA middleweight titleholder's bout against Matthew Macklin on Saturday, according to the network.
HBO's documentary 2 Days: Gennady Golovkin has accumulated more than 2.5 million viewers, surpassing last year's average of 2.1 for the installment in advance of the WBA middleweight titleholder's bout against Matthew Macklin on Saturday night in Mashantucket, Conn., according to the network.
The Kazakhstan-born Golovkin (26-0, 23 knockouts) most recently notched his13th consecutive KO in March with a third-round knockout of Nobuhiro Ishida, who was stopped for the first time in his career. The win over Ishida followed Golovkin's bloody, seventh-round stoppage of Gabriel Rosado at New York's Madison Square Garden in January.
Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs), who, like, Golovkin, is 31, was last in the ring for September's first-round stoppage of ex-titleholder Joachim Alcine after losing back-to-back fights against Sergio Martinez and Felix Sturm.
ANTHONY OGOGO ADDED TO JULY 13 KELL BROOK-CARSON JONES CARD
English 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (2-0, 1 KOs), of Great Britain, who has fought twice since signing with Golden Boy in December, will face a middleweight rival to be determined on July 13 in Hull, England, as well his Olympic bantamweight gold medalist teammate Luke Campbell.
The card will also feature welterweights Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KOs), of England, and, Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KOs), of Oklahoma City, in a rematch of Brook's majority decision victory that ended Jones' winning streak of eight consecutive knockouts on July 7 of last year.
ALEJANDO PEREZ RETURNS ON JULY 13
UNBEATENS LUIS OLIVARES, JONATHAN PEREZ TO MEET ON JULY 5
Photo / Valery Hache-AFP
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