Watch today’s live stream of the Gennady Golovkin-Matthew Macklin final press conference, starting at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. The Golovkin-Macklin middleweight title bout headlines an HBO Boxing After Dark from Mashantucket, Conn., on Saturday.
Keith Thurman: “You can doubt me as much as you want, but you are going to watch me throughout my career climb that ladder and reach the destination that I foresaw, and the one that I told you about, and that’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will face Juan Carlos Candelo on the undercard of the Dec. 14 main event featuring Adrien Broner against Marcos Maidana.
Andre Ward spoke to the media after dominating Edwin Rodriguez to a unanimous decision. Ward talked about the Rodriguez bout, the weight and VADA controversies before the fight, potential showdowns with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin, and when he might move to light heavyweight.
Edwin Rodriguez spoke to the media after losing a decision to super middleweight champ Andre Ward. Rodriguez, who didn’t make weight for the fight, says he’s moving up to light heavyweight where his promoter, Lou DiBella, believes he will win a world title. Rodriguez and DiBella believe middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin can give Ward a fight.
One-time lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. takes on hard-punching Fidel Maldonado Jr. in the main event of tonight’s Golden Boy Live! show from San Antonio. Ramos, who took a break from boxing before joining trainer Abel Sanchez’s Big Bear, Calif., camp, says he is rededicated to the sport.
Readers share their emotional thoughts on the condition of Magomed Abdusalamov and professional boxing, the appreciation of defensive fighters and ring warriors, Gennady Golovkin’s “hype” and potential fights, and the Segura-Marquez war in this week’s Friday mailbag.
RingTV.com asked fans who they wanted to see Gennady Golovkin fight next after the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder stopped Curtis Stevens. The overwhelming choice, according to a poll, was THE RING/WBC champ Sergio Martinez.
Former junior flyweight champ Giovani Segura broke into THE RING’s flyweight rankings by stopping No. 3-rated Hernan Marquez in the 12th round of a Fight of the Year candidate.
Tom Loeffler, who represents K2, Gennady Golovkin’s promoter, spoke to the ringside media after “GGG” stopped Curtis Stevens. Loeffler discussed and debated the realistic potential super fights for Golovkin, including Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Sergio Martinez and Floyd Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao on Brandon Rios: “I have seen Rios fight, and I am confident that I will win the fight. One of my advantages is my experience against better opposition. A more diversified opposition.”
Read on for a ton of fan feedback on Gennady Golovkin’s eighth-round stoppage of Curtis Stevens in this week’s Monday mailbag. Some fans were impressed with GGG, others think he’ll prove to be vulnerable against elite boxers such as Sergio Martinez and Andre Ward. Enjoy!
Undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin spoke about scoring his 15th consecutive stoppage (Curtis Stevens), taking Stevens’ power, fighting on Feb. 1, staying busy and fighting RING champ Sergio Martinez in an exclusive post-fight interview with RingTV’s Bill Emes.
Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens spoke with RingTV’s Bill Emes after his spirited eighth round TKO loss to Gennady Golovkin. “It’s boxing,” he said. “You take some shots, you get knocked down, you get up and keep fighting. It wasn’t my night.”
Follow RingTV.com’s live round-by-round coverage of Saturday night’s middleweight title bout between WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens.