The buildup to Gennady Golovkin’s WBA middleweight title defense against Martin Murray was overshadowed by the hype of the Mayweather-Pacquiao announcement but the undefeated puncher rekindled his buzz with another stellar stoppage victory on Saturday in Monte Carlo.
Gennady Golovkin, who defends his WBA middleweight title against Martin Murray today, is on a mission to collect all of the major 160-pound belts this year, including THE RING and WBC titles held by Miguel Cotto. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez and Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach are already talking about the potential showdown.
Gennady Golovkin weighed 159.8 pounds on Friday for his WBA middleweight title defense against Martin Murray, who weighed 159.9. The pair will battle it out on Saturday, at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Weigh-in photos from Monte Carlo for the middleweight world-title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Martin Murray, plus strawweights Hekkie Budler and Jesus Silvestre.
As Gennady Golovkin’s popularity has grown since his U.S. debut, so has clamor for a showdown between the Kazakhstan-born WBA middleweight titleholder and one of the sport’s stars. However, Golovkin says he’s focused on Saturday’s title defense against Martin Murray.
THE RING magazine has withdrawn its championship recognition of undefeated super middleweight Andre Ward due to inactivity and lack of recent quality opposition. Ward has also been dropped from the magazine’s divisional and pound-for-pound rankings until he returns to the ring.
Two-time world title challenger Martin Murray has left no stone unturned during a torturous training regime which has readied him for the biggest fight of his life against WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin on Saturday in Monte Carlo.
Fans share thoughts on Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense against Martin Murray, the British challenger’s merits, and what should be next for GGG in this week’s Monday mailbag; plus rants on Danny Garcia, Billy Joe Saunders, a Tyson-Frazier mythical matchup, and an email from Dougie’s wife.
RingTV’s Bill Emes caught up with Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions to talk about the April 25 showdown between RING heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko and undefeated American contender Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden. Loeffler also discussed the potential of Miguel Cotto fighting Gennady Golovkin.
Gennady Golovkin and Martin Murray hit the scales on Wednesday to comply with a WBC mandate that its 160-pound division boxers (Golovkin holds an interim title) weigh no more than 176 pounds 30 days prior to their scheduled fight.
A rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is “probably the biggest fight out there” for Miguel Cotto if the Puerto Rican star’s talks failed to produce a May 2 bout against Canelo Alvarez. That’s what Cotto’s adviser, Gaby Penagaricano said during an interview with RingTV.com last month. “We’re interested. If we end up not fighting Canelo because […]
On Jan. 19, IBF welterweight titlist Kell Brook will announce who he will meet in March for the first defense of the belt he won from Shawn Porter.
RingTV spoke to Gennady Golovkin and the middleweight crusher’s promoter Tom Loeffler at the recent Los Angeles press conference for GGG’s Feb. 21 WBA title defense against British contender Martin Murray. Golokin says he hopes score pay-per-view showdowns vs. Miguel Cotto and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2015.
Should a mega-bout between RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez not become a reality, there are other options, according to Cotto’s adviser.
HBO will replay eight bouts featuring the network’s premier fighters over the course of four days starting tonight. The fight will highlight victories by Sergey Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin, Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Marquez and Terence Crawford.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn further details on the ongoing litigation between Golden Boy Promotions and All Star Boxing regarding an alleged contract breach involving Canelo Alvarez.