HBO’s 2 Days: Gennady Golovkin has accumulated more than 2.5 million viewers, surpassing last year’s average of 2.1 for the installment in advance of the WBA middleweight titleholder’s bout against Matthew Macklin on Saturday, according to the network.
Super middleweights Thomas Oosthuizen and Brandon Gonzales will meet in a clash of unbeatens on Saturday’s undercard to the main event between WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Matthew Macklin.
A return bout between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would have to include Olympic-style drug testing and take place either in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or New York, according to Martinez’s advisor.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Andre Ward ranks No. 2, pound-for-pound, ahead of Manny Pacquiao, according to Yahoo! Sports and ESPN, and is at No. 3 in THE RING ratings, having surpassed Sergio Martinez in all three polls.
HBO’s Jim Lampley will review Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Alvarez’s fifth-round knockout of Josesito Lopez on the latest episdoe of The Fight Game this Saturday.
Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez on Saturday drew a live gate of $3,052,475, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director, Keith Kizer.