Abel Sanchez doesn’t think his middleweight Gennady Golovkin will ever get a shot at RING champ Sergio Martinez: “I think that they’ve made a comment about fighting Gennady Golovkin in about September of 2014. That’s like saying that he doesn’t want to fight him.”
Darren Barker enters his second title shot a stronger man, mentally and physically. Barker, who has put nagging injuries behind him, carries experience and confidence from his game challenge to Sergio Martinez into his Aug. 17 fight with IBF beltholder Daniel Geale. The British middleweight contender shared his thoughts on the Geale fight, his career and the 160-pound division with RingTV.com.
After demolishing Matthew Macklin, Gennady Golovkin said he wants to face the best middeweights — including Daniel Geale, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Martin Murray — before targeting RING champs Sergio Martinez and Andre Ward. “GGG” says his “dream fight” is vs. Floyd Mayweather.
Sergio Martinez, who used to emulate the styles of great right-handed fighters by watching a mirror image of their fights on a TV screen, has made a habit out of turning things around in his favor. Martinez defends his RING and WBC titles against Martin Murray in his native Argentina on Saturday.
Ricky Hatton believes Martin Murray will match anything achieved by a British boxer — past or present — should he upset Sergio Martinez in a week from this Saturday in the WBC middleweight titleholder’s backyard of Buenos Aries, Argentina.