The camps of the nearly 5-foot-11 Golovkin (27-0, 24 knockouts) and the 5-7 Stevens (25-3, 18 KOs) have engaged in plenty of trash talk.
With his fighter having earned his 14th straight stoppage win against Matthew Macklin in June, Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, insists that Stevens represents a “short night for Gennady,” adding, “I also expect that as soon as Curtis gets hit with the first jab, he’ll be more scared than Macklin was.”
The HBO broadcast began at 10 p.m. ET/PT Saturday night.
Golovkin vs. Stevens
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Referee: Harvey Dock
Judges: Michael Pernick, Florida; Max DeLuca, California; John Poturaj, New Jersey
Photo by Tom Casino/K2 Promotions
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