We have been informed that WBA Middleweight "super" champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27) will be returning to the ring on October 18th as he continues to demolish the Middleweight division and enhance his ever growing reputation as one of the sports truly elite fighters. In the opposite corner to "GGG" will be Mexican veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51), the WBC Silver champion.
Rubio, like Golovkin, is a heavy handed fighter and boasts a 77.27% rate. Although much of his record has come against limited foes he has scored notable stoppages over Domenico Spada, Carlos Manuel Baldomir, David Lemiuex and Rigoberto Alvarez. Incidentally he has been stopped 3 times though the most recent of those stoppages came more than 5 years ago against Kelly Pavlik.
Whilst Rubio will be looking for his first world title Golovkin will be looking to extend his incredible run of KO's that has seen him stopping his last 17 opponents, that run dates al the way back to November 2008. With both men holding great KO records it's almost a given that this will be a great firefight though of course Golovkin will be favoured for his superior skills, timing and ring generalship which should allow him to make the most of his power against a game and
From what we understand the fight will held at the Stub Hub Centre in Carson, California and, as with recent Golovkin fights, it will be shown on HBO. If Golvokin wins it seems almost certain he will continue to call out the other top Middleweights such as Miguel Cotto, Sam Soliman, Felix Sturm, Matt Korobov and Peter Quillin. With Quillin and Korobov now set to fight and Soliman set to fight Jermaine Taylor we hope that some where down the line the winner could meet as we, hopefully, head towards a single champion in the division. Unfortunately it seems unlikely though we can all hope.
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