Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) / World Boxing Organization (WBO) 122‐pound world champion and Cuban sensation GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX returns to the ring fresh from his career‐best victory. Rigondeaux will be bidding for Fighter of the Year honors when hedefends his unified titles against former two‐time world champion JOSEPH “King Kong” AGBEKO, Saturday, December 7, at Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Atlantic City. The card will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The live telecast will also feature local favorite GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA risking his Top‐Five rating and undefeated record in a 10‐round junior middleweight battle against knockout artist JAMES KIRKLAND and three‐time world title challenger MATTHEW MACKLIN in a 10‐round middleweight rumble against undefeated contender LAMAR RUSS. Continue reading
Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin will return to action in the U.S before the end of the year with a familiar face in his corner. Macklin faces the world rated Willie Nelson in Atlantic City on December 7th in a fight that will be broadcast live by HBO. Leading his corner on the night will be former opponent Jamie Moore as the duo link up over seven years on from their epic British title duel back in 2006. Continue reading
World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Organization (“IBO”) middleweight champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was suppose to face his most difficult opponent of his career in Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin, a two world challenger who fought well against world champions, Sergio Gabriel Martinez and Felix Strum; yet Golovkin had no problem in destroying him in the third round. Continue reading
This past Saturday night, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin successfully defended his titles and improved his undefeated record to 27-0-0 with 24 stoppages with a devastating third round stoppage of top rated contender Matthew Macklin in the main event at The MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
With his fourteenth straight knockout, Golovkin, boxing’s fastest rising superstar, improved his knockout ratio to 88.89%, highest among all active world champions in boxing and the highest in the history of the middleweight division.
The Golovkin/Macklin bout was telecast LIVE on HBO.
Almost 48 hours ago the inevitable happened, as widely predicted Gennady Golovkin stopped Matthew Macklin within the distance. To just state that fact alone though does not do the performance justice. Many questioned whether Golovkin’s ‘power’ and recent run of stoppages was down to mediocre opponent, handpicked to increase his marketability. Continue reading
Well, the questions about Gennady Golovkin (Triple G) were answered Saturday night at the MGM Grand at Foxwood, Mashantucket, CT, and answered emphatically. The main attraction of HBO’s Boxing After Dark was going to be Triple G’s toughest test. Finally, in the Irishman named Matthew Macklin, he would be facing someone who was a tried, true and tested full-sized middleweight. However, it was a short examination and he passed with flying colors. The fight opened with Macklin trying to be the aggressor. He pressed forward, but wasn’t effective. Triple G was moving just enough, slipping punches, and watching and studying. No more than a minute passed, and things changed. Now, Triple G was the aggressor, but the difference was his attack was effective. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (June 29, 2013) – Powerful World Boxing Association & International Boxing Organization World middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) stopped challenger Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (29-5, 20 KOs) with a lethal body shot in the third round, headlining tonight’s HBO Triple-Header, presented by K2 Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Golovkin stalked the game Irishman and finished the fight at 1:22 of the third round with a vicious left hook to Macklin’s ribs, sending a strong signal to the entire 160-pound division that the Kazakh is a true force. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) made easy work of Britain’s Matthew Macklin (29-5, 20 KO’s) in stopping him in the 3rd round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA. The end came from a left hand to the midsection that sent Macklin down face first on the canvas.
Macklin then stayed down for the full count. The fight was then stopped by referee Eddie Cotton at 1:24 of the round.
Golovkin methodically beat Macklin down in the three rounds, nailing him with monstrous shots over and over each time he’d catch up to him to land. Macklin started off trying to mix it up with Golovkin in the 1st round, but after getting shook up with a right hand, Macklin got on his bike and moved for the rest of the fight. Continue reading
Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KO’s) is really up against it tonight with his fight against IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KO’s) on HBO. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez sees this fight not lasting more than 5 rounds tops, and the rest of the boxing world pretty much sees the same thing happening.
Macklin is simply made to order for Golovkin to knockout in their fight at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Sanchez said to RingTV “Macklin’s a warrior but he’s going to stand in front of get blown out…I don’t think the fight goes past 5. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader airs live from the Foxwoods Resort Casino’s MGM Grand Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecasts opens with Willie Nelson as he takes on Luciano Cuello in a scheduled 10-round contest in the junior middleweight division.
Nelson vs.Cuello will be followed by a 10-round super middleweight showdown matching the undefeated Thomas Oosthuizen against Brandon Gonzales and his own undefeated record. The main event pits middleweight title-holder Gennady Golovkin in his return to HBO against challenger Matthew Macklin in a 12-round title bout.
Weights from Mashantucket:
Gennady Golovkin: 159 lbs. vs Matthew Macklin: 159 lbs.
Thomas Oosthuizen: 167 lbs. vs Brannon Gonzales: 166 lbs.
Willie Nelson: 153 lbs. vs Luciano Cuello: 153 lbs. Continue reading