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WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez is describing his fighter's upcoming showdown with Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) as a “Mexican style fight”. The bout will take place on HBO on October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. For Golovkin, the showcase fight will provide another opportunity for him to build up a fanbase beyond the hardcore fan.


Quite frankly, I don't see any of the big names of the sport like Floyd Mayweather Jr, Miguel Cotto or Manny Pacquiao going anywhere near GGG. The size and power disparity would be too risky and it is a silly argument. Golovkin's only option appears to be to rise in weight where he can meet Andre Ward or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

[Golovkin] is 100 percent [for this fight]. We have four sparring partners in camp, the weight is in check, we went to the doctors last week and [Golovkin] weighed 165 lbs,” said Abel Sanchez, the trainer of Golovkin, to “We are certainly not going to take Rubio for granted. Rubio is an experienced guy, a lot of knockouts and decent power. Golovkin may take time to feel out Rubio in the first round, but expects an action packed fight.”

There isn't a fan alive who sees Rubio as a threat. The long suffering Mexican pulled off one upset in his career (against Canadian KO artist David Lemieux) but has served primarily as cannon fodder for the divisional elite such as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Kelly Pavlik. The only question here is how long he can survive.

I see the fight being very explosive. I think Rubio is going to come to fight,” Sanchez said. “I think his pride and the fact that [the event is named] “Mexican style” that the Mexican fans will be in attendance [as well as] the show is sold out already. I see it being a Mexican style war.”

I see it being an early round blowout.





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