Next weekend one of the most avoided fighters in the sport of boxing returns to the ring to face off with Marco Antonio Rubio.
Gennady Golovkin the WBA super world middleweight champion is one of the most ferocious punchers in the sport with 27 knock outs from his 30 wins as a professional.
Golovkin is an unbeaten fighter who was also a stand out amateur and aged 32 he is looking for the big fights in the division. The other world champions in the middleweight division don’t want to fight him as they realise just what a risk he is.
Unfortunately for Golovkin he presents huge risk for low reward. The top boxers out there can get more lucrative fights which present a much lesser risk. The Kazak is almost too good for his own good.
He is a quiet man outside of the ring but inside it he is an absolute beast. His technical boxing skills are also highly underrated as there is much more to his repertoire than just devastating punch power. He closes down the ring expertly and picks his opponents apart with relative ease.
Many felt that Golovkin may finally be taken a few rounds and tested last time out against former world champion Daniel Geale. Geale is a tough and awkward fighter with a very high word rate but he was simply blown away within three rounds.
Golovkin’s opponent on October 18th is Mexican fighter Marco Antonio Rubio. Rubio aged 34 holds a solid record of 59 wins, six losses and 1 draw. Perhaps the most impressive part of Rubio’s statistics is the presence of 51 knock outs.
Rubio is a heavy handed puncher himself and will look to try and land his big shots on the as yet untouchable Golovkin. Rubio is a highly experienced professional and along with trainer Robert Garcia he will look to devise a game plan to defeat the champion.
Rubio has been in with the likes of Kelly Pavlik and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in his career but has come up short against the truly top level fighters and the same is expected this time around.
Golovkin is the big favourite coming into the fight and fans will be looking for another knock out victory from him. Fans want to see Golovkin tested though so hopefully Rubio can step up to the plate and deliver on the night.
Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez has stated, "Gennady Golovkin will get his 18th straight knockout on the 18th,"
“I think that it will take about three or four rounds for Gennady to figure him out but I don't think that the fight goes into the fifth round - or much into the fifth round - personally.”
This should be an entertaining fight but one which Gennady Golovkin is expected to come through in successful fashion. Golovkin deserves a shot at the other top fighters in the sport but they seem very reluctant to grant him his opportunity.
Golovkin is one of the most dangerous fighters in the sport and he is suffering for being so.