In the highest profile bout anywhere in the world this weekend, WBA Middlweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (26-0, 23) defends his title against Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20). The talented and heavy handed Kazakhstani fighter will be fighting in the US for the 3rd time and is heavily favoured against the British challenger but Macklin is still a very credible contender. This bout, in full has been previewed here.
In Mexico Kimika Miyoshi (8-5-1, 3) attempts to claim the IBF female Bantamweight title as she takes on Yazmin Rivas (27-7, 9). Despite her record Miyoshi is on the best run of her career with 5 straight wins, including a victory over Riyo Togo (who recent went to Mexico herselt and stopped Mariana Juarez) for the OPBF title. Whilst some may write the challenger off, she could well spring a major upset here.
On the same card in Mexico Toyoto Shiraishi (23-7-1, 11) faces Jose Salgado (31-2-1, 26) for the NABF Super Flyweight title. Salgado is currently taking an unbeaten run of 5 bouts to the ring following a split decision loss to Liborio Solis (who recently defeated Kohei Kono). Shiraishi on the other hand comes in to the bout 2-2 in his last 4 bouts with losses to Ryo Akaho and Teiru Kinoshita, both coming in title fights.
In Germany, Ali Mammadov (10-2, 2) of Azerbaijan looks to get back to winning ways following a decision loss to Nico Salzmann in March. Mammadov will be up against the hard hitting Akmal Sadullaev (5-1, 5). Sadullaev has been out of the ring for a little over a year following his sole defeat, a decision loss to Harun Akcabelen so Mammadov has every reason to fancy his chances.