Super middleweights Thomas Oosthuizen and Brandon Gonzales will meet in a clash of unbeatens on Saturday’s undercard to the main event between WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Matthew Macklin.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Gennady Golovkin wants to face the world’s best middleweights but the WBA titleholder’s management is having a hard time getting top 160 pounders to fight the undefeated puncher. So Golovkin is staying busy with a defense against Nobuhiro Ishida on Saturday.
Super middleweight contender George Groves will appear on the undercard of the Arthur Abraham-Robert Stieglitz rematch on Saturday in Germany. Ivan Morales, the undefeated younger brother of Erik Morales, will fight on the Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout undercard on April 20.
Sam Soliman’s manager is upset with how drug testing was handled prior to his fighter’s Feb. 1 victory over Felix Sturm in Germany, and outraged that the German Boxing Federation announced to the media that Soliman tested positive for a banned substance.
Former middleweight beltholder Felix Sturm dropped in THE RING’s 160-pound rankings after losing his second consecutive close decision, this time to previously unrated Sam Soliman, over the weekend.
Attorneys for former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will address his positive post-fight drug test for marijuana as well as his future before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
Unbeaten middleweigt beltholder Gennady Golovkin on fighting Gabriel Rosado: “First round, hard work, hard fight. Second round, hard work… by the fifth round, I will knock him out.”
Trainer Abel Sanchez calls WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin a “Mike Tyson-esque kind of individual that goes out there to kind of search and destroy.”
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez will face Martin Murray on April 27 with an eye toward a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in September.