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Golovkin vs. Stevens

Golovkin Retains WBA Strap with Win over Stevens

golovkin451On Saturday night, Gennady Golovkin defeated Curtis Stevens in front of nearly 5,000 fans at the Theater in Madison Square Garden. Golovkin won by TKO as Stevens’ uncle and trainer Andre Rozier stopped the fight after round eight. The victory takes “Triple G’s” record to 28-0 (25 KOs), while Stevens falls to 25-4 (18 KOs).

“I give myself a grade of 10,” Golovkin said after the fight. “I am ready to fight anybody, but specifically I want to fight Sergio Martinez.”

Gennady, I’ve got news for you. We want you to fight Martinez too. Golovkin already has a February 1, 2014 fight date set in Monte Carlo. No doubt he won’t get Martinez on that date, as Sergio’s team is trying to lock up a fight with Miguel Cotto. Continue reading

Photos: Gennady Golovkin Improves To 28-0, 25 KOs!!

!cid_4_1008421730@web120205_mail_ne1_yahooNEW YORK CITY (November 4, 2013) WBA and IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin thrilled the packed house at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” on Saturday night with an eighth round stoppage of top rated challenger Curtis Stevens of Brooklyn, New York.

Golovkin battered Stevens to the canvas late in the second round with a massive left hook and displayed his full arsenal of power shots over the next six rounds before Stevens’ corner called a halt to the carnage following the eighth stanza.

Broadcast Live on HBO® and in over 100 countries around the world, Golovkin, boxing’s fastest rising superstar, improved to 28-0-0 with 25 stoppages and ran his knockout streak to 15 in a row.

Golovkin’s 89.30% knockout ratio remains the highest among active world champions. Stevens’ record is now 25-4-1 (18KO’s). Continue reading

Golovkin Punishes Stevens and Then Stops Him in the 8th Round

golovkin41Undefeated knockout artist, Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin punished Curtis “Showtime” Stevens over seven rounds before Stevens` head trainer and uncle, Andre Rozier saw enough and stopped the fight before the eight round began, preventing Stevens from receiving anymore punishment. Golovkin retained his World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Organization Middleweight Title for the ninth and sixth time respectively.

This fight took place in an almost sold out Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City, New York and was televised on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Golovkin controlled the action in this competitive bout but one that he outworked and out landed Stevens and demonstrated that he was the vastly superior boxer. He pressed the action throughout the fight and cut off the ring really well as he had Stevens on the ropes on several occasions where he landed a great deal of punishing shots. Continue reading

Triple G beats down Stevens for his 15th straight kayo win

WBO/IBO Middleweight Champ Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin took his time on the way to his 25th victory. He took some hard shots from hard hitting Curtis “Showtime/Kryptonite” Stevens, impressing the packed house in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The destroyer from Kazakhstan picked up his 15th straight knockout, passing yet another test to further prove he is one of the elite fighters in the division. It’s came as no surprise that he now wants to fight the lineal champ Sergio Martinez.

Triple G’s only setback came in the post-fight interview when he said Curtis never hurt him. There was a collective groan heard from the crowd, and not just from Stevens’ fans. They weren’t biting on that bit of bragging. The truth is there were some pretty tense moments in the fight, enough to keep fans on the edges of their chairs. Even while hurt, it was obvious to them Stevens remained a threat. He proved he could take a punch, coming back strong after a big Triple G left hook put him on the canvas in the second round. Stevens beat the count, but clearly was hurt and confused. He kept looking to his corner as though he wanted confirmation that he had been decked. Or, maybe he thought they could yell out some sage advice. Continue reading

Golovkin stops Stevens; Afolabi decisions Janik; Perez defeats Abdusalamov

golovkin562In a surprisingly one-sided fight, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) defeated Curtis Stevens (25-4, 18 KO’s) an 8th round TKO tonight at Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York. Stevens took a ton of punishment to the head in the 8th round from Golovkin.

After the round was over, Stevens’ corner chose to have the fight stopped rather than letting him come out for the 9th and get finished off. There was no way that Stevens was going to be able to come back and have a chance to win the fight because he was little more than a short punching bag for Golovkin. Stevens was taking a lot of big shots in the 8th. Continue reading

Golovkin willing to go down to 154 or up to 168 for a big fight

It’s kind of a forgone conclusion that WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) will be dominating his over-matched and undersized opponent Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KO’s) in their HBO televised fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, in New York, New York, USA. It’s not so much what happens in this fight for Golovin, because he’s going to win by either a knockout or a lopsided decision. Continue reading

Photos: Gennady Golovkin: 159.6 lbs. – Curtis Stevens: 159.25 lbs.

Saturday’s HBO® telecast is a doubleheader airing at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

All fighters for this Saturday’s night’s “MONSTERS COLLIDE” professional boxing event at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing”, weighed-in today.

“MONSTERS COLLIDE” is headlined by the World Middleweight Championship between WBA/IBO Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and top rated challenger Curtis Stevens of Brooklyn, New York.

Gennady Golovkin, 159.6
Curtis Stevens, 159.2
12-Round WBA/IBO Middleweight World Championship Continue reading

Golovkin vs. Stevens: Slugfest, Slaughter, or both?

!cid_2_963738041@web120201_mail_ne1_yahooGennandy Golovkin has taken America by storm shooting up the ladder of success faster than most of his opponents have lasted in his current streak of 14 straight knockouts.

Brooklyn native Curtis Stevens, who will be fighting close to home in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, has taken a much different path en route to get back on HBO after losing to Andre Dirrell his first time on the network.

The Las Vegas betting lines, boxing fans and media alike aren’t giving Stevens much of a chance besides as a puncher. Can you really blame them in a matchup that looks like a duck?

It seems like HBO is playing a dangerous game of trick or treat with triple G’s. Continue reading

Photos: Gennady Golovkin vs. Curtis Stevens: Saturday Night on HBO

!cid_9_963738041@web120201_mail_ne1_yahoo HBO’s flagship series presents a twin bill of hard-hitting action highlighted by a red-hot middleweight title showdown when HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. CURTIS STEVENS AND MIKE PEREZ VS. MAGOMED ABDUSALAMOV is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 2 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Theater at Madison Square Garden, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. 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.

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 3 (9:15 a.m.) and 4 (11:15 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 3 (4:45 p.m.) and 5 (11:45 p.m.) Continue reading

Golovkin vs. Stevens Final Press Conference Videos

NEW YORK CITY (October 31, 2013) On Thursday afternoon at The Refinery Hotel Rooftop Lounge in Manhattan, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin and top rated challenger Curtis Stevens held court for their final press conference in front of a massive crowd of local media.

Master of ceremonies for the press conference was Hall of Fame Ring Announcer Michael Buffer. Below are select quotes from the participants.

CURTIS STEVENS

“Thanks very much to HBO, Madison Square Garden, Main Events, K2 and GGG Promotions, I’m ready to become the middleweight champion of the world.”

“Come Saturday night, I’m gonna **** Gennady Golovkin up!” Continue reading