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.)
Undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin says his fight with Matthew Macklin is a “great step” in his career and a “great fight” for the fans. HBO will televise the bout live on June 29.
Former middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin says he’s the more “seasoned, experienced fighter” in his anticipated June 29 matchup with WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin. Macklin’s promoter Lou DiBella chimed in during Macklin’s interview with Bill Emes.
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.