Watch a live stream of today’s weigh-in for tomorrow night’s HBO-televised Gennady Golovkin-Matthew Macklin middleweight shodown. The weigh-in stream begins at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT and will include other fighters on the Boxing After Dark tripleheader.
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.
WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin can’t say much in English but the Kazakhstan native’s punching power speaks volumes in the ring, where he is creating a buzz among U.S. boxing fans with the help of HBO.
WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin sees a “difficult, close fight” with top contender Matthew Macklin on Satruday, but the undefeated puncher looks forward to showdowns with Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. before a move to super middleweight.
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.
Matthew Macklin won’t over-analyze his June 29 showdown with WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin. The top-rated contender knows it will be a good scrap. “He’s a strong, aggressive big-punching middleweight. So am I. It’s not exactly rocket science what kind of fight it’s going to be, it should be all action.”
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.
Lou DiBella erupted during an interview with boxing writers following the kick-off press conference for the Gennady Golovkin-Matthew Macklin fight, directing much of his ire at RingTV.com contributor Mike Coppinger. (Warning: DiBella uses some colorful language during the interview.)