Undefeated WBA middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin recently sat down with RingTV’s Dominic Verdin and talked about his title defense against Osumanu Adama tomorrow in Monte Carlo, his plans for 2014 and his dedication to the sport of boxing.
This Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin-Osumanu Adama WBA middleweight title bout will not air live in the U.S., but it will be shown in over 100 other countries, it was announced on Thursday by the promoters of the event in Monte Carlo.
Super middleweight champ Andre Ward spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about his lawsuit, a potential fight with George Groves (for which he says he might be willing to travel to England) and had a few choice words for former foe Carl Froch and potential rival Gennady Golvokin.
Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens was in a celebratory mood after icing Patrick Majewski in 46 seconds on NBC Sports Net on Friday. The Brooklyn bomber says he’s past his loss to Gennady Golovkin and ready for a shot at WBO titleholder Peter Quillin.
Curtis Stevens says he wasn’t himself during his loss to Gennady Golovkin in November: He couldn’t punch like usual, he couldn’t move and he couldn’t react. Against Patrick Majewski on Friday, Stevens says he’ll stop thinking so much and let his hands go.
Gabriel Rosado believes gutsy losses to middleweight titleholders Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin have made him a better fighter, but he says losing is not an option in Saturday’s fight against junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo, who he’s vowed to KO.
Due to production issues and the size of the venue, HBO will not broadcast the Feb. 1 Gennady Golovkin-Osumanu Adama fight from Monte Carlo, Monaco, according to Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. Golovkin is slated to return to HBO on April 26 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Once-beaten middleweight Max Bursak will replace injured former title challenger Martin Murray against Jarrod Fletcher on the Gennady Golovkin-Osumanu Adama undercard on Feb. 1 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, promoter Rodney Berman announced on Friday.
Gabriel Rosado will take on his fourth consecutive unbeaten fighter when he faces junior middleweight contender Jermell Charlo in the co-featured bout to the Lamont Peterson-Dierry Jean fight on Jan. 25 on Showtime. Rosado says he’s in a must-win situation.
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on the prospect of facing WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin: “A lot of people say that he’s gotten a lot of unnecessary hype, but I’ve got a lot of respect for Gennady Golovkin…When that fight happens, it’s going to be a great fight for boxing.”
Hard-punching African cruiserweights Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu and Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola will clash on Jan. 24 in Atlancit City.
Fans selected the undefeated Kazakhstani KO-machine from a crowded field of contenders for 2013′s highest individual honor. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Fighter of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]