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GGG puts Rubio down for the count; Donaire flashes briefly then flickers out at hands of Walters

The StubHub Center, Carson City, CA kept adding seating, and the fans gobbled them up. Fans wanted to see Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire 33-2-0 (21 KO) squash Nicholas Walters 23-0-0 (21 KO) a rising star from Montego Bay, Jamaica, who learned his trade in Panama. They also eagerly wanted to witness Gennady GGG Golovkin get his 18th straight knockout. The build up for a Mexican Style battle was nothing more than a promotional tactic. Not many gave Rubio much of a chance. They were right.

First, what happened to the Flash. He put it best when he said, “He (Walters) beat the [expletive] out of me.” All you had to do was look at his face for convincing evidence. Both eyes were cut and swollen, and the rest of his face was also marked up. Walters was relatively unmarked, and was only in danger once in the second round when Donaire caught him with his vaunted left hook. It happened at the end of the round, and Walters wobbled back to his corner. Continue reading

GGG vs. Rubio: G-Force Floors Rubio for the Count

Every time Golovkin crosses the ropes to enter the boxing ring, fans pray for some longevity. Marco Antonio Rubio, according to many, was supposed to be that man, that fighter who would undoubtedly deliver that extra competitive edge. Rubio’s extensive ring experience and aggressive style should have certainly been enough to give Golovkin something to work with. Instead, the fight ended just the way it always did: with Golovkin’s victorious smile and his opponent trying to figure out what happened and how did it all happen so fast. Continue reading

Golovkin defeats Rubio; Walters stops Donaire

In a quick stoppage, WBA Super world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) obliterated a badly over-matched Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) by a 2nd round knockout tonight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Golovkin knocked Rubio down with a scorching right uppercut to the head and then a left hook to the head that put Rubio on the canvas. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 1:19 of the 2nd round much to the disappointment of the sold out StubHub Center crowd. Continue reading

Rubio won’t make it past the 5th against Golovkin, says Sanchez

(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) Some boxing fans feel that Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) has the chin and the toughness to take WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) the distance tonight in their bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez doesn’t think Rubio is going to make it past the 5th. Sanchez believes that Rubio will be on the run by the 3rd round just looking to survive in the same manner that Golovkin’s last opponent Daniel Geale was out to survive last July in his fight against Golovkin. Continue reading

Arum expects Rubio to give Golovkin a tough time tonight

(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is expecting #2 WBA Marcos Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) to give World Boxing Association Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) a tough time tonight when the two sluggers clash at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The fight will be televised on regular HBO, and it should a good fight for as long as it lasts.

Arum thinks that most of Golovkin’s opponents come into the fights against him intimidated by his reputation, and that makes tougher to beat. Continue reading

Golovkin/Rubio: “Mexican Style” Weigh In Coverage

Records are going to be set tomorrow night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. In fact the promoters had to set up several sets of bleachers at the top of the bowl just to accommodate the expected over-capacity crowd. If the fan response at today’s weigh in was any indication, they may want to go ahead and set up a couple more. Continue reading

Rubio fails to make weight for Golovkin fight

Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) failed to make weight today at the weigh-in for his big fight on Saturday night against WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs). Rubio tried to get down to the 160 pound limit, but he reached a sticking point at 161.8 pounds and he couldn’t get any lower than that.

Rubio stripped down in a vain attempt to make the weight, but it was clear he wasn’t going to be able to make the weight. By not making weight, Rubio will lose $100,000 of his $450,000 purse for the fight. This obviously was poor planning on Rubio’s part because the warning signs were there a month ago when Rubio weighed in at 174.5 pounds. In contrast, Golovkin weighed just 165 pounds at the time. Continue reading

Live Stream: Golovkin – Rubio Official Weigh-In

In two short years, middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin has built a powerhouse reputation with East Coast fans thanks to an intriguing array of skills, highlighted by stunning knockout power, becoming perhaps the sport’s most feared fighter.

Now, he takes aim at the West Coast in his first Los Angeles-area prizefight when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO AND NONITO DONAIRE VS. NICHOLAS WALTERS is seen SATURDAY, OCT. 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT from StubHub Center in Carson, Cal., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Continue reading