Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”
Curtis Stevens on why he pursued Gennady Golovkin: “Golovkin is the so-called ‘Most-Feared Middleweight in the World,’ so why not? Why not go after God instead of going after the peasants in the middleweight division?”
Juan Manuel Marquez calls his triumph over Manny Pacquiao “the best thing that’s ever happened to me in this sport.”
Popular New Jersey-based junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia will headline this Saturday’s Solo Boxeo card against Elco Garcia at Bally’s in Atlantic City. Tapia has won 19-straight bouts but he and his management are in no rush to fight for a title.
Action shots from Friday Night Fights, where Glen Tapia scored an eighth-round stoppage against Abraham Han, and Chris Avalos pounded out a unanimous-decision win over Drian Francisco. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.