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LOS ANGELES, CA — For the seventh time, Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has been named the World Boxing Association’s “Fighter of the Month”, for April 2016.
On April 23, 2016 in front of a sold-out crowd of 16,353 at The Fabulous Forum and a televised audience of millions worldwide, Golovkin knocked out undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade in the second round.
The knockout was Golovkin’s 22nd consecutive and the 16th straight world title defense of his WBA Middleweight Championship, originally won with a first round knockout of Milton Nunez on August 14, 2010.
Said Golovkin, “This is a great honor for me and I’m very thankful to Gilberto Mendoza Jr. and the WBA for this.”
This past Saturday night, May 7th, Golovkin was ringside in Las Vegas for the WBC Middleweight World Title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan. Holder of the WBC “Interim” Middleweight Title, Golovkin is the mandatory challenger for Alvarez who won by impressive sixth round stoppage.
ABOUT GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN
Sporting a record of 35-0 with 32 knockouts, Golovkin is known as “The Most Exciting, Hardest-Hitting, Most Feared Fighter in the World.” From recently selling out arenas in New York City (Madison Square Garden) and Los Angeles (The Fabulous Forum) in consecutive fights in addition to his sponsorships with the JORDAN Brand, Apple, Samsung, and Bijan, Golovkin is one of the most marketable boxers in the world. He is the holder of the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Titles.
Golovkin’s record includes 22 straight knockouts in addition to 16 consecutive world title defenses. His 91.4% knockout ratio is the highest in boxing’s middleweight division history.
Editor’s note: Steven Keyser sent in this photo of the late pop artist, Prince, who passed away on April 21, 2016.
Rest in Peace, Prince.
World Middleweight Championship
Saturday, April 23 at the Forum
Televised Live on HBO
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, February 16
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 10, 2016 — Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will make his highly anticipated return to the Fabulous Forum on Saturday, April 23 to defend his world titles against undefeated, mandatory challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade. The event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with TGB Promotions, advance tickets for “UNDEFEATED”, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, will go on-sale Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. PT through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office. A world class undercard will be announced shortly. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair
Undefeated cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson added a thirteenth consecutive win to his unblemished record on Saturday night at the Jackson County Expo in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon, stopping Ironton, Ohio’s Adam “The Atom Bomb” Collins in the second round. For the third straight time in less than a year, Wilson headlined White Delight Promotions’ “Rogue Valley Rumble”, drawing another record crowd to the arena. Read the rest of this entry “
Story and Photos By Ricardo Ibarra
One of the best young prospects to come out of the state of Montana in some time made his second defense of the state’s Welterweight title this past Friday night a the Eagles Lodge in Helena, Montana. Local favorite Duran Caferro successfully defended his belt with a dominating two round display, pushing St. Louis, Missouri’s Kelly Wright to retire on his stool at the start of the third round. The match-up was the main attraction of a six bout Pro/Am show put on by H-Town Eagles.
Caferro (13-1, 10 KOs), a rangy fighter with a good jab, began the fight by quickly taking control of the range and setting the tempo. Using his stiff jabs and lateral movement, Caferro found openings for his straight rights and left hooks, countering his opponent well as Wright (4-17) made an effort to get in close. As the first round neared the end, Caferro was firmly in control, landing with precise combinations, rocking his opponent back. Read the rest of this entry “