Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio will be on October 18 at the Stub Hub Center
Aug 30 2014 12:00 AM
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GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will defend his World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Organization (“IBO” Middleweight World Titles against World Boxing Council (“WBC”) Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO on Saturday, October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Radam G says:

This bout will be either a fight of the year candidate or a stinkfest. Or even a knockout quickie. Holla!

The Shadow says:

Let's be real here. If a still-green Julio Chavez gave him that work, what in the blue hell is Gennady Golovkin going to do him?!

I just read an article today in the LA Times with GGG saying the same old gggarbage about fighting anyone from 154 to 168, naming Andre Ward [I]specifically[/I]!

Well, damn, I just saw Ward call out Golovkin once more, using his lawyer and his hoodlum manager J. Prince as his mouthpiece for some refreshingly uncharacteristic truthful trash talk.

“They don't want that Dre Day,” they said or some ish like that. “And Dre Day is the day that Golovkin steps in the ring with Andre Ward and get destroyed. His team is going to try to protect him.”

Prince continued, “The reason they are running for cover, in our opinion, is because they know as soon as he steps in the ring with Andre Ward – the party is over….no more being able to sell the people these ridiculous fantasies that he's somewhere in the same [class] as 'Sugar' Ray Robinson. The fight can be made. All they have to do is pick up the phone.”

All rhetoric aside, I think it's time we get some better opposition in there with this cat. When people were discussing Rubio for Cotto, people were losing their mind.

“He's ducking GGG!”

I understand from a business standpoint; you're building a following for him out West and you're pushing this “Mexican” tag to seduce the fan base. I get all that.

Floyd Mayweather wears Mexican gloves and says he loves Mexico even though he's probably never visited for leisure. It's all good.

But it just seems like other guys just get ducking passes — reframed as “everyone is avoiding me!” — as long as they're Soviet and hit hard.

Before he was exposed by Malik Scott, they said the exact same bull about Glazkov.

GGG will own Rubio. But it won't be long before the rest of these Russian darlings get exposed. Provodnikov was just the latest. But he won't be the last.

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;62293]Let's be real here. If a still-green Julio Chavez gave him that work, what in the blue hell is Gennady Golovkin going to do him?!

I just read an article today in the LA Times with GGG saying the same old gggarbage about fighting anyone from 154 to 168, naming Andre Ward [I]specifically[/I]!

Well, damn, I just saw Ward call out Golovkin once more, using his lawyer and his hoodlum manager J. Prince as his mouthpiece for some refreshingly uncharacteristic truthful trash talk.

“They don't want that Dre Day,” they said or some ish like that. “And Dre Day is the day that Golovkin steps in the ring with Andre Ward and get destroyed. His team is going to try to protect him.”

Prince continued, “The reason they are running for cover, in our opinion, is because they know as soon as he steps in the ring with Andre Ward – the party is over….no more being able to sell the people these ridiculous fantasies that he's somewhere in the same [class] as 'Sugar' Ray Robinson. The fight can be made. All they have to do is pick up the phone.”

All rhetoric aside, I think it's time we get some better opposition in there with this cat. When people were discussing Rubio for Cotto, people were losing their mind.

“He's ducking GGG!”

I understand from a business standpoint; you're building a following for him out West and you're pushing this “Mexican” tag to seduce the fan base. I get all that.

Floyd Mayweather wears Mexican gloves and says he loves Mexico even though he's probably never visited for leisure. It's all good.

But it just seems like other guys just get ducking passes — reframed as “everyone is avoiding me!” — as long as they're Soviet and hit hard.

Before he was exposed by Malik Scott, they said the exact same bull about Glazkov.

GGG will own Rubio. But it won't be long before the rest of these Russian darlings get exposed. Provodnikov was just the latest. But he won't be the last.[/QUOTE]

I agree with you but timing is bad for GGG right now. I don't think he's ready for Ward yet so you can remove that option. Quilin said pretty much he is not interested right now. Everybody else that is viable has either just fought or has a scheduled date before the year is out.

If he wants to fight, cool, I get taking this bout. To your point though, after this he needs to get some real live bodies in there. I would estimate spring of next year would be optimal.

oubobcat says:

Its hard for me to envision Rubio with any kind of shot here. A punchers chance maybe but even that's a long shot.

Rubio has trouble with anyone who has a bit of skill and uses movement. Kelly Pavlik dominated him from pillar to post using just slight movement and angles. David Lemiuex was in control of their fight doing the same until getting caught and running out of gas. And Chavez Jr., still green as Shadow pointed out, had a relatively easy time with Rubio utilizing the same Pavlik strategy.

Golovkin is a much better fighter and harder hitter than those three fighters. Golovkin has very underrated boxing skills (we sometimes forget what a good amateur he was) and uses movement very effectively in the ring. I see Rubio giving a tough guy kind of effort but eating a lot of punches early and Golovkin utilizing enough movement to leave the pocket before Rubio can get anything of his own in. I think Rubio will get KO'd as Geale and Macklin were by Golovkin in the 3rd.

deepwater2 says:

GGG definitely uses the Mexican style of boxing, focusing on pressure and body punches.

Floyd uses a version of the style of the Philly crab shell.

Styles make fights and if GGG keeps winning the way that he does then the sky is the limit for him.