SAN DIEGO, November 2, 2013 - Middleweight Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) is the best boxer most people still don’t know. He puts on wickedly entertaining if brief fights, the last 14 straight ending by knockout or TKO, ten of them in three rounds or less.
As a result, we advise you to be on time and in your seat promptly at 10 p.m. ET for tonight’s bout against Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KOs), age 28, of Brooklyn at Madison Square Garden.
While Stevens has talked himself up big prior to this fight, he isn’t likely to give the powerhouse puncher “Triple G” a whole lot of trouble. If there is any criticism of Golovkin, it’s that he blows through his competition because he is facing fighters who aren’t worthy of him.
It’s not Golovkin’s fault. He is a predator with the highest knockout percentage of any active boxer. He is so much of a threat in the ring that many potential big name opponents avoid him.
While his admirers are anxious to see him fight bigger names, Golovkin says he has all the time in the world to get to where he wants to be at the top of the boxing world, to the point where his name becomes as well known as Mayweather or Pacquiao. He assures fans he will meet major opponents, in time.
In the meantime, expect another early round departure on Saturday, delivered with an assassin’s casual smile from Good Boy.
On the undercard fight, two undefeated heavyweights will risk their records. Magomed Abdusalamov of Russia (18-0-0, 18 KOs) fights Mike “The Rebel” Perez of Cuba (19-0-0, 12 KOs). Abdulsalamov could make it a quick night as well. Only two of his 18 fights have gone past the third round.
Join our live Communities chat online for the televised bouts starting at 10 p.m. ET. It’s the first of four Saturdays of Live Chats for great boxing action this November, ending with Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios from Macau, China on November 23. Mark your calendar now.
See Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin vs. Curtis Stevens in “Monsters Collide” on HBO from Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, November 2, at 10 p.m. ET.
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