While many boxing fans see WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) as a lamb being led to the slaughter by WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on October 18th, Rubio’s trainer Robert Garcia thinks that Rubio, with his Mexican style, will give Golovkin all kinds of problems.
Garcia thinks it comes down to Rubio having real Mexican blood while Golovkin is just someone that is attempting to adopt the Mexican style of fighting. In other words, Rubio is the real thing while Golovkin is just trying to copy what he sees instead of what’s inside of him.
The Golovkin-Rubio fight will take place at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA. The fight will be televised by HBO, and it should be a good showcase fight for Golovkin as long as he’s not overwhelmed by Rubio’s Mexican style of fighting and his big power.
“I know very few people are giving us [Rubio] a chance, but it’s boxing. Rubio hits hard. Rubio is training hard. Rubio’s motivated, looking good, and Triple G, Mexican style, yeah, but there’s a big difference from Mexican style real Mexican blood through your veins. A big difference and that’s what we’re going to have,” Garcia said to esnewsreporting.com.
If all it comes down to is Rubio beating Golovkin because he’s got Mexican blood pouring through his veins then that means a lot of fighters should be able to beat Golovkin as well. Garcia seems to have simplified the whole process.
All you can really go on with Rubio is how he’s looked in the past when he’s stepped it up against good fighters, and unfortunately he’s lost in the two times he faced quality opposition in Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Kelly Pavlik.
Of course, styles make fights, and there’s always a chance that Golovkin will be overwhelmed by Rubio’s Mexican style, but right now it’s not looking too good for Rubio. He’s 35, and he’s never really beaten a high quality fighter before. Sure, Rubio has wins over the likes of David Lemieux, Matt Vanda and Domenico Spada, but he has no wins over high quality opposition. When Rubio steps up a class, he loses. That’s been his history.