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.
Sergio Martinez had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right knee. THE RING middleweight champ wants to make a defense of his belts on April 27 and then face Julio Cesar Chavez in a rematch on Sept. 14.
Hammer-fisted WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin could put his unbeaten mark on the line opposite super middleweight Thomas Oosthuizen on Jan. 19 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder will pursue his 26th knockout in as many victories without a loss against unbeaten Kelvin Price on the Dec. 15 Amir Khan-Carlos Molina undercard.
Unbeaten British middleweight contender Martin Murray, who hasn’t been able to secure a big fight since holding Felix Sturm to a draw last year, wants a crack at WBA and IBF beltholder Daniel Geale.
WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Josesito Lopez will be featured on Showtime in advance of their Sept. 15 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
A WBO junior lightweight bout between Roman Martinez and Miguel Beltran Jr. will be on the undercard of the HBO Pay Per View-televised main event featuring RING middleweight champ Sergio Martinez and WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Sept. 15.