Gennady Golovkin crushed Matthew Macklin with a devastating KO victory, which came on a wicked shot to the liver at 1:22 of the third round, to defend the WBA middleweight title at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Saturday night.
Andre Ward on his relationship with promoter Dan Goossen: “If we don’t have an understanding, which it looks like we don’t right now, then we have a major problem.”
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin extended his unbeaten record and increased his awesome KO ratio with a one-punch (body shot) knockout of top-10 contender and former title challenger Matthew Macklin on Saturday in Mashantucket, Conn.
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.”