Abel Sanchez, the trainer of WBA middleweigiht beltholder Gennady Golovkin, gave RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield his thoughts on the stacked middleweight division. A showdown between Golovkin and fellow puncher Curtis Stevens is close to being finalized for Nov. 2.
Mark E. Ortega compiled notes on Golden Boy Promotions’ future plans from the Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares post-fight press conference following Gonzalez’s shocking first-round KO victory, as well as from CEO Richard Schaefer, who also spoke about Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman, Peter Quillin and Deontay Wilder.
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.