Gennady Golovkin HBO-televised stoppage of Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday was watched by 1,304 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, making his 18th consecutive knockout the second highest viewed premium cable boxing event of 2014.
RingTV caught up with Roy Jones Jr. after the HBO-televised “Mexican Style” card on Oct. 18. Jones says Nicholas Walters is the new star of the featherweight division, Nonito Donaire should go back down to 122 pounds, and Gennady Golovkin should fight Andre Ward. “Give the fans what they want,” Jones said.
Nonito Donaire admitted that he can’t compete with featherweights like Nichols Walters, who stopped him in six rounds on Saturdays, but the 31-year-old Filipino star also says he won’t consider retirement yet. If he continues boxing he’s got some hard choices to make.
The manner in which fans supported Gennady Golovkin on Saturday was as impressive as his knockout of Marco Antonio Rubio.
Gennady Golovkin, trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler answered questions from the media after THE RING’s No. 1-rated middleweight stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in two rounds in front of 9,323 fans at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Loeffler says GGG will be back in the ring in February in Monte Carlo.
Gennady Golovkin fell back on his conservative, safety-first style against Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday, carefully picking opportunities to pitty-pat his way to a bloodless, 12-round decision. Totally kidding, of course. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Gennady Golovkin made short work of Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday in Carson, California, but that didn’t disappoint the record crowd that came to see the WBA middleweight titleholder make his area debut.
Photos from Carson, Calif., where middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio stepped on the scale along with featherweights Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters ahead of tomorrow’s HBO card.
Marco Antonio Rubio came in 1.8 pounds over weight for Saturday’s middleweight matchup with defending WBO titleholder Gennady Golovkin, who weighed in at 159. Rubio was given two hours to lose the excess.
The talking heads get their last moment in the spotlight before Saturday’s action in Carson, Calif., where middleweight ogre Gennady Golovkin will face the experienced fists of Marco Antonio Rubio for the WBO title. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale spoke to Gennady Golovkin, Marco Antonio Rubio, Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters ahead of the anticipated Oct. 18 “Mexican Style” card at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
How did Gennady Golovkin, who defends his WBA middleweight title against Mexican veteran Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California, become an attraction in the greater Los Angeles area without ever fighting in the region?
Freddie Roach says he wants to see THE RING/WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto face Canelo Alvarez next, followed by oft-avoided WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin. Roach spoke to RingTV.com from his training camp with Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines.
Most of the buzz going into Saturday is over middleweight power-puncher Gennady Golovkin, but the man he’ll face is no slouch. Marco Antonio Rubio sports an impressive KO ratio of his own — 51 knockouts in 66 bouts — and will bring a formidable range of experience into the ring.