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.
Fans share their thoughts on Jermain Taylor’s IBF middleweight title victory over Sam Soliman, seek Dougie’s thoughts on the controversy surrounding Taylor and the fight, and ask his opinion on Canelo Alvarez’s pay-per-view promise and boxing ability in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
WBA middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin’s popularity rise with every fight. That popularity has spilled over into the West Coast where “GGG” will face Marco Antonio Rubio on Oct. 18.
Trainer Abel Sanchez is so confident that his charge, Gennady Golovkin will successfully defend his WBA middleweight title against Marco Antonio Rubio that he’s even calling the round in which the fight ends.
They won’t be fighting each other but Abel Sanchez and Robert Garcia will square off through their pupils on Oct. 18 and Nov. 29 for chief second supremacy.
HBO is dusting off its star-making machine for Canelo Alvarez. The network did a good job with Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now HBO is working hand-in-hand with De La Hoya and going to go head-to-head with Mayweather to establish the next star.
Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya answered questions from the media at the Los Angeles press conference announcing his return to HBO. Alvarez talked about future showdowns with Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland, Gennady Golovkin and Manny Pacquiao.
Undefeated WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin weighed in at 165 pounds less than a month away from his Oct. 18 title defense against Marco Antonio Rubio, who weighed in at 174.5 pounds, according to a WBC-mandated 30-day advance weigh-in.
Featherweight contender Nicholas Walters knows that to be the best, you have to beat the best and he’ll face one of the best 126-pounders in the world, WBA titlist Nonito Donaire on October 18.
Former super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez returns on Oct. 18, this time at light heavyweight, to challenge Azea Augustama at the StubHub Center in Carson, Ca.