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Golovkin vs. Rosado

Gennady Golovkin dominates Gabriel Rosado to earn TKO in 7

rosado1By Joseph Herron – Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KOs) successfully retained his WBA Middleweight Championship with a technical stoppage over a lively but overmatched Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) at the 2:46 mark of round seven.

The decision to stop the contest was made by Rosado’s trainer and friend, Billy Briscoe, when it became abundantly clear that the courageous Philly native’s vision was being impaired by a horrid gash over his left eye. After bleeding profusely for the majority of the seven round contest, the 27 year old fighter stopped being competitive and shifted gears into survival mode throughout the final stanza of the halted bout.

While the stoppage was unanimously supported by those at ringside, it was also collectively understood that Golovkin’s second consecutive HBO appearance was much more competitive than most fight pundits and boxing scribes had anticipated. Continue reading

Garcia tames Salido; Golovkin destroys brave Rosado and Martinez is lucky against Burgos

golovkin22By Peter Wells: After a great night of boxing on Friday night for all UK fans on Boxnation followed by one of the best Prizefighters to date, the whole world was treated to another great nights action to round off a superb weekend. Boxing 2013 has well and truly kicked off, after a triple-header full of explosive punchers.

To kick off the three world title fights was the fight of the night between pressure fighter Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez and the powerful counter puncher Juan Carlos Burgos. It was to be another classic instalment to the Puerto Rico-Mexico rivalry.

The challenger for the WBO Super Featherweight title, Burgos, started the faster, but both fighters landed heavy blows in the first round. It was an exciting round where Burgos’ quick combinations won the round over Martinez’ single big right hands. The fight stayed relatively in the centre of the ring where Burgos had his most success but occasionally the champion would force his younger foe onto the ropes where he would later have huge success.

Four rounds gone and although the fight hadn’t quite caught fire, Burgos seemed to have taken all the rounds, which invoked a response from the champion in the fifth. Martinez started to force the pace more but Burgos had plenty of success too. Martinez banged his chest whenever Burgos landed a solid punch, calling for the challenger to engage in a brawl that would suit the champion down to the ground. Continue reading

Salido-Garcia, Golovkin-Rosado & Martinez-Burgos tonight on HBO

By Jeff Sorby: Unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) will be making his fifth defense of his title against Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KO’s) in the co-main event on the Oscar Salido (39-11-2, 27 KO’s) vs. Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KO’s) card on HBO at Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York, USA.

Also on the card will be WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KO’s) making his first defense of his title against challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20 KO’s). Continue reading

Weights: Salido vs. Garcia, Golovkin vs. Rosado

NEW YORK, NY (January 18, 2013)- WBO number-one ranked Jr. Lightweight Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) and Roman “Rocky Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) stepped onto the scales earlier today at the official weigh in for their WBO world title bout that is set to take place tomorrow, Saturday, January 19th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The match up will be part of a championship tripleheader televised LIVE on HBO Boxing After Dark® at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Golovkin-Rosado, Burgos-Martinez quotes

NEW YORK (January 17, 2013) — The final press conference took place today at The Garden for Saturday’s World Championship Triple Header at the Theater at Madison Square Garden broadcast Live on HBO®.

Quotes follow…

FELIX VERDEJO (highlights of the 2012 Puerto Rico Olympian’s fight will be shown during the broadcast): This a great opportunity for me, to fight at Madsion Square Garden. Great Puerto Rican fighters that I followed as a kid have fought here. This is my first time fighting here and this is only the beginning. I hope this is the first of many to come. Continue reading

Golovkin vs Rosado -Season Premiere of HBO Boxing After Dark Saturday Night from New York

k2gggtony011513nycPhoto: K2 Promotions – New York City, NY (January 15, 2013) WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin arrived in New York City on Tuesday night ahead of his HBO televised showdown with world ranked challenger “KING” Gabriel Rosado this Saturday night, January 19 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing.” Pictured with Golovkin is training partner and undefeated junior middleweight prospect Tony Harrison who will be fighting on the off-TV portion of the card on Saturday.

GOLOVKIN vs. ROSADO will take place at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” in New York City and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT,

Co-promoted by Top Rank Incorporated and K2 Promotions, the World Championship Tripleheader also features Orlando “SIRI” Salido defending his WBO Featherweight Title against undefeated No. 1 contender Mikey Garcia and two-time WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez clashing with No. 1 contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos. Continue reading

Special 90 minute “Salido/Garcia, Golovkin/Rosado” Edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special “January 19th Preview” Edition tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will discuss all of the latest boxing news, and also breakdown this past weekend’s featured bouts on Friday Night Fights and ShoBox.

Throughout the second half-hour of tonight’s program, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to welcome elite level trainer Ronnie Shields. The lifelong boxing proponent will give us his thoughts on next week’s big tripleheader in Madison Square Garden, which is slated to be televised on HBO, as well as other big match-ups scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. Continue reading

Golovkin-Rosado: Gennady with chance to prove he’s not just hype

golovkinmedia-1By Jeff Sorby: Right now a lot of boxing fans believe that WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) isn’t as good as all the hype built up about him by his trainer Abel Sanchez and a number of boxing writers who think he walk on water.

To be sure, Golovkin does appear to hit hard, but he’s wide open defensively, he’s easy to hit, and he’s not very big for the weight class in comparison to the other top middleweights. Golovkin looks more like a junior middleweight than a legit middleweight. He’s able to make up for his lack of size by having good – not great – power.

Golovkin doesn’t look like he’s in the same class as Sergio Martinez or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, and those are the guys that he badly wants to fight so that he can prove that he belongs in the same class as them.

Golovkin will be facing junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KO’s) on January 19th at Madison Square Garden in New York. While most boxing fans see Rosado as having next to no chance in this fight, he still has a reasonably good chance of winning the fight if he can take Golovkin’s occasional bomb and land enough shots of his own to get the win. Golovkin took a lot of punishment in his fight with Kassim Ouma two years ago in stopping him in the 10th round, and Rosado is at least as good as Ouma is, if not better. Ouma was fighting Golovkin to a standstill at the time that Golovkin finally starched him in the 10th. Continue reading

Gennady Golovkin Media Workout Photos

golovkinmedia-4Photos: Miguel Salazar/Team Golovkin — WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin held a media workout on Wednesday afternoon at The Summit Training Camp with his trainer Abel Sanchez.

Golovkin will make his highly anticipated return to HBO on Saturday, January 19 as he defends his titles against world ranked “KING” Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, PA.

GOLOVKIN vs. ROSADO will take place at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” in New York City and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT,

Co-promoted by Top Rank Incorporated and K2 Promotions, the World Championship Tripleheader also features Orlando “SIRI” Salido defending his WBO Featherweight Title against undefeated No. 1 contender Mikey Garcia and two-time WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez clashing with No. 1 contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos.

TICKETS: Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, are currently available for purchase at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com. Continue reading