Gennady Golovkin gets bold; tells the media that he’s coming for everybody between 154-168 pounds

Hustle Boss
Published on Nov 3, 2013

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Post-fight coverage from the Theater inside of Madison Square Garden as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) speaks following his recent victory over Curtis Stevens.

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Golovkin finishes Stevens in eight, Perez defeats Abdusalamov in slugfest, Afolabi wins IBO belt against Janik

Golovkin finishes Stevens in eight, Perez defeats Abdusalamov in slugfest, Afolabi wins IBO belt against Janik

By Matt Richardson and Mariano A. Agmi

Unbeaten WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Curtis Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) on Saturday night in the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin dropped Stevens hard at the end of round two with a huge left hook. Stevens beat the count and went defensive the next round-and-a-half to clear his head. Stevens landed some good punches at the end of round four. But, Golovkin was back in command in round five and punished Stevens until the fight was halted at the end of round eight.

In a terrific slugfest between unbeaten heavyweights, Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Magomed Abdusalamov (18-1, 18 KOs). Both went at it immediately with Perez getting the better of it. Abdusalamov got back into the fight in round two and the war was on. By round six, the left side of Abdusalamov’s face was badly swollen. Perez was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine. Scores were 97-92, 95-94, 97-92.

In a bout for the vacant IBO cruiserweight world title, Ola Afolabi (20-3-4, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision over Lukasz Janik (26-2, 14 KOs). Scores were 114-114, 117-111, 115-113. Janik was cut over both eyes in a mainly dull encounter.

In a hard fought battle for the WBC Youth Welterweight Title, popular Washington DC native Dusty Harrison (18-0, 10 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact, winning a ten round unanimous decision over New Mexico’s Josh Torres (12-3-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 100-90 and 98-92 (2x).

In a junior lightweight fight, unbeaten Joel Diaz Jr. dropped Bryne Green twice en route to a comprehensive six-round unanimous decision. Judges scores read 60-52, three times, all for Diaz (13-0, 11 KOs). Green is now 7-7-1 with three victories via stoppage.

In the opening bout, Kazakh native Isa Akbarbayev (11-0, 7 KOs) won a four round unanimous decision over tough New Yorker Brian Clookey (4-1-2, 2 KOs) in a battle of undefeated cruiserweights. Scores were 40-36 (3x).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Boy Live! debuts tonight on FOX Sports 1

 

2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha & prospect Emmanuel Gonzalez in action
Photo: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Tonight’s launch of Golden Boy Live! has the boxing world buzzing as a fresh era of Monday night boxing kicks off on America’s new sports network FOX Sports 1, but fans in attendance at the Best Buy Theater in New York City will get even more compelling action with the addition of 2012 United States Olympian Terrell Gausha and promising up and comer Emmanuel Gonzalez to the undercard.

In previously announced bouts, Brooklyn’s Danny Jacobs (25-1, 22 KOs) takes the biggest step in his miraculous comeback after surviving cancer when he battles fellow New Yorker Giovanni Lorenzo (32-5, 24 KOs) in the televised 10-round main event for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Title. In the co-main event, unbeaten Bronx junior middleweight Eddie Gomez (14-0, 9 KOs) faces Philadelphia’s Steven Upsher Chambers (24-2-1, 6 KOs). Plus, 2012 United States Olympian and undefeated Staten Island native Marcus Browne (5-0, 5 KOs) will face Monroe, Louisiana’s Robert Hill (1-1).

Opening the FOX Sports 1 telecast is Cleveland super middleweight Terrell Gausha (9-2, 3 KOs) who has impressed fight fans since his appearance in the 2012 London Games, winning four consecutive bouts, two by knockout. Now looking forward to his debut in the Big Apple, the 25-year-old will be pushed to the limits in a six-round bout against hard-hitting Austin Marcum (5-3, 3 KOs) of Logan, West Virginia.

Bronx junior lightweight Emmanuel Gonzalez (11-0, 7 KOs) is a popular young fighter in the New York area, making him the perfect fighter to open up the event this Monday. Coming off of an eight-round win over then 6-1 prospect Chazz McDowell in July, the 25-year-old Gonzalez will have plenty of support at the Best Buy Theater when he faces Mobile, Alabama’s Michael Doyle (2-3, 1 KO) in a four-round bout.

Best remembered by local fight fans for his classic 2011 New York Golden Gloves bout with Jose Davila, Brooklyn welterweight Gary “Buddah” Beriguette (1-0, 1 KO) got his pro career off to a rousing start with a third round technical knockout victory of Carlos Nieves on June 29. But before the 24-year-old can nab win number two, he’ll have to get by 26-year-old New York City product Kamal Muhammad (0-1) in a four-round bout which will also air on FOX Sports 1 time permitting.

Jacobs vs. Lorenzo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. ET with the first bell sounding at 7:45 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets are $125, $60 and $35, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale at the Best Buy Theater Box Office between 12:00 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

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