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Golovkin survives scare to regain IBF title

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'It's a bad day for me but a huge experience,' says Gennady Golovkin after defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenko to reclaim the IBF middleweight belt

GRUELING. Gennady Golovkin (left) endures Sergiy Derevyanchenko's volley of punches. Photo from DAZN

WATCH: Golovkin vs Rolls fight highlights

Jun 09, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Gennady Golovkin displays the knockout power he has been known for by stopping the erstwhile unbeaten Steve Rolls

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM. Gennady Golovkin may have set himself up for a 3rd fight against rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin brutally KOs Rolls, calls for 3rd Canelo fight

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Fighting for the first time in 9 months and coming off the first loss of his career, Golovkin displays his power with a fourth-round knockout

DEMOLITION. Gennady Golovkin makes quick work of Steve Rolls. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP


Canelo eyes trilogy with Golovkin

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'If the people want another round, I'll do it again,' says Canelo Alvarez after ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten middleweight reign

REMATCH? After a heated fight buildup, new middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin hug it out. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo dethrones Golovkin with majority decision win

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is the new middleweight champion

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez exchange punches during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh-in

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Defending middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez figure in a minor scuffle after stepping on the scales

GRUDGE MATCH. Canelo Alvarez (left) and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are held back after facing off during their official weigh-in. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin, Canelo prepare for boiling point in grudge match

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM

A decisive victory for Gennady Golovkin will cement his place among the greatest middleweights in boxing history

EXPLOSIVE. Expect a heated showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Alvarez-Golovkin rematch back on for September

Jun 14, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The highly anticipated middleweight bout finally gets going on September 15 in Las Vegas

FACE OFF. Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin go at it again after a controversial draw in their first meeting last year. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch almost final, says De La Hoya

May 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya insists a new deal for the highly anticipated boxing rematch is '75% certain'

ANIMOSITY. Canelo Alvarez (left) is out to prove he's a clean fighter to satisfy a critical Gennady Golovkin camp that has publicly called the Mexican boxer a cheat. File photo from AFP

Golovkin destroys Martirosyan to defend middleweight titles

May 06, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Unbeaten in 39 fights, Gennady Golovkin ties Bernard Hopkins for the division record of 20 successful title defenses

KNOCKOUT. Gennady Golovkin floors Vanes Martirosyan with a vicious series of right and left combinations. Photo from Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gennady Golovkin eyes history against Canelo Alvarez stand-in

May 04, 2018 - 1:24 PM

The Kazakh can equal Bernard Hopkin's record of 20 middleweight title defenses

TITLE DEFENSE. Gennady Golovkin will put his WBA and WBC middleweight belts on the line against Vanes Martirosyan. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP


Golovkin seeks record-tying win against Canelo fill-in

May 01, 2018 - 8:58 AM

The Kazakh puncher targets Bernard Hopkins record for longest title run in middleweight history

PERFECT RECORD. Gennady Golovkin vies to stay undefeated versus Vanes Martirosyan, who took the fight ‘on short notice’ after Canelo Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez banned for six months over failed drug test

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Ruling cancels the Mexican middleweight’s rematch with Gennady Golovkin

STUNNED. Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez insists he’s a victim of an innocent mistake. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Alvarez cancels Golovkin rematch over drugs controversy

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez could in theory face up to a year's suspension for his failed drugs test

BACK OUT. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez withdraws from his May 5 rematch against Gennady Golovkin. File photo by AFP


Alvarez temporarily suspended, Golovkin rematch threatened

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The Nevada State Athletic Commission temporarily suspends Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, putting his May 5 rematch against Gennady Golovkin in jeopardy

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Canelo Alvarez tests positive ahead of Gennady Golovkin bout

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:15 PM

A voluntary drug test shows Alvarez has trace amounts of clenbuterol in his system and a statement by his camp says the level was "consistent with meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the last years."

POSITIVE. In this file photo, Canelo Alvarez is in his corner during his first fight against Gennady Golovkin for the WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship at T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Alvarez, Golovkin promise fireworks in May 5 rematch

Feb 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Both fighters vow that judges will not be a factor when they climb into the ring again at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena in what is likely to be one of the fights of the year

CLASSIC. Boxers Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin take part in a news conference at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live to announce their upcoming rematch on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo-Golovkin rematch will happen in May - report

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:09 AM

The rematch of their contentious draw will happen on Cinco de Mayo, according to the Los Angeles Times

REMATCH. Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez battled to a draw in their first meeting. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin-Alvarez rematch in the works

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The two top middleweights could meet again to settle supremacy at 160 pounds.

REMATCH IN WORKS. Golovkin and Alvarez battled to a disputed draw, which featured a controversial 118-110 scorecard. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Canelo says Golovkin 'is not the monster everybody is talking about'

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Alvarez doesn't think Golovkin is over the hill but says he might have lost some of the fear factor.

DISPUTED DRAW. Canelo Alvarez says he wasn't impressed by Gennady Golovkin's punching power in their draw. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao on Golovkin-Alvarez: ‘Did they bring these judges over from Australia?’

Sep 17, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Manny Pacquiao was one of many celebrities who disparaged the scoring in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight, which ended in a draw

CONTROVERSY. Manny Pacquiao wants to know what the two judges who didn't score the fight for Golovkin were watching. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Golovkin-Alvarez ends in split-decision draw

Sep 17, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez settle for a draw after 12 rounds for the middleweight title

DRAW. Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez look set for a rematch after their fight ends in a draw. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Fighting is family affair for Golovkin

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Gennady Golovkin takes nothing for granted in his difficult journey to the pinnacle of his profession

BIGGEST DAY. "This is my game. My fight, I am the boss. I am the champion." Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images North America/AFP

Golovkin skipped daughter's birth to train for Canelo fight

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Gennady Golovkin didn t break his focus or camp as he prepared for his fight against Canelo Alvarez

READY FOR WAR. Gennady Golovkin (R) has had his mind focused on one thing: his upcoming fight with Saul "Canelo Alvarez (L). Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Christopher Camat: The Filipino boxer who fought Gennady Golovkin

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In 2004 Gennady Golovkin began his road to the Olympics with a qualifying tournament in the Philippines Christopher Camat a Filipino American was his final opponent in Palawan

QUALIFIER. Filipino-American boxer Christopher Camat has first-hand experience against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who faces Saul "Canelo" Alvarez this weekend in the most anticipated boxing fight of the year. Photo from Camat's Facebook

After SEAG gold, Eumir Marcial dreams of fighting 'middleweight monster' Golovkin

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games

DREAMING BIG. Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by POC-PSC media

Golovkin puts titles on the line in Vegas debut

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Gennady Golovkin says It is the biggest fight of my career

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin says he will risk all crowns against Canelo

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Gennady Golovkin has an outstanding 37 0 record with 33 knockouts and also owns the major belts in the division

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather-McGregor 'circus show' won't overshadow me - Golovkin

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Gennady Golovkin says the Mayweather McGregor fight is just a show and insists his fight with Canelo Alvarez is the true boxing match

Alvarez-Golovkin confirmed for Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena

Jun 06, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Oscar De La Hoya predicts an explosive fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at the 20 000 capacity T Mobile Arena

Golovkin wins decision over determined Jacobs as knockout streak ends

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Gennady Golovkin outpoints Danny Jacobs as he hears the final bell for the first time since 2008

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

'Chocolatito' Gonzalez suffers first career loss

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Roman Gonzalez loses a majority decision to Thailand s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai dropping his WBC junior bantamweight title in the process

UPSET WIN. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai celebrates after handing Roman Gonzalez his first ever defeat. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin faces Danny Jacobs in March

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Gennady Golovkin will face American Danny Jacobs at Madison Square Garden in a middleweight title unification bout

NY SHOWDOWN. Gennady Golovkin will face a tough challenge in Danny Jacobs. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin stops brave Brook in 5 to retain middleweight title

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:56 AM

Kell Brook starts quickly but is stopped in the fifth as Gennady Golovkin pours on the punishment

BRAVE STAND. Welterweight titleholder Kell Brook (R) stared Gennady Golovkin (L) down for 5 rounds before his corner threw in the towel suddenly. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Boxing: Golovkin eyes Mayweather mantle in Brook bout

Sep 09, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Golovkin believes his next fight is the biggest threat to his current run of 22 consecutive knockouts

GGG. Gennady Golovkin is promising a big performance against underdog Willie Monroe Jr. Photo by WBC

Johnriel Casimero: The best boxing champ you've never heard of

Sep 07, 2016 - 2:12 AM

The Filipino boxer is a two division world champion but continues to fight for respect He will defend his IBF flyweight title against Charlie Edwards in England on September 10

ROAD WARRIOR. Johnriel Casimero will make the first defense of his IBF flyweight title on September 10 against Charlie Edwards in London, England on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook middleweight title fight at the O2 Arena. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Brook to 'shock the world' in Golovkin title bout

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Kell Brook who had been expected to defend his IBF crown against WBO champion Jessie Vargas says he is taking on Gennady Golovkin to test his full ability

MAJOR NAME NEXT. Kell Brook, who is unbeaten in 36 bouts with 25 inside the distance, admits there will be a fear factor involved, but unlike what many believe, he is not aiming too high in taking on Gennady Golovkin, widely regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. Photo from Kell Brook's Twitter account

Casimero to defend flyweight title against unbeaten Edwards

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Johnriel Casimero will travel to London to face unbeaten Charlie Edwards in the first defense of his IBF flyweight title on September 10

FIRST DEFENSE. Johnriel Casimero will keep busy after winning the IBF flyweight title with a voluntary defense in England. Casimero photo from EPA, Edwards photo from Twitter

'Canelo' Alvarez dumps WBC title, Golovkin negotiations continue

May 19, 2016 - 3:01 PM

I am hopeful that by putting aside this ticking clock the two teams can now negotiate this fight and GGG and I can get in the ring as soon as possible says Alvarez

NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE. Canelo Alvarez (R) has vacated his WBC middleweight title, which his team feels will actually help make the fight with Gennady Golovkin happen. Photo from their respective Facebooks

Canelo Alvarez calls out Golovkin: 'I don't fear anyone'

May 08, 2016 - 7:56 PM

It didn t take long for Saul Canelo Alvarez to call out Gennady Golovkin after knocking out Amir Khan in 6 rounds

Golovkin extends knockout streak by dismantling Wade in 2

Apr 24, 2016 - 12:29 PM

Gennady Golovkin sacrifices another contender with a two round blowout of Dominic Wade

TRIPLE KNOCKDOWN. Gennady Golovkin didn't keep fans waiting too long for a knockout. Photo by Chris Farina -  K2 Promotions

Boxing: Golovkin vows not to overlook Wade with Alvarez on horizon

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:56 AM

The unbeaten 33 year old is one of the most explosive fighters in the sport with 31 knockouts in 34 bouts to date

Mayweather teases comeback fights against Golovkin, Garcia

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr speaks about the possibility of coming out of retirement to face unbeaten fighters Gennady Golovkin and Danny Garcia

COMEBACK IMMINENT? Floyd Mayweather discussed the possibility of fighting Gennady Golovkin in a return fight, but the road to that bout isn't very simple.

Golovkin dominates Lemieux to unify middleweight titles

Oct 18, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Gennady Golovkin scores one knockdown of David Lemieux before referee Steve Willis stops the fight in round 8

GOOD BOY. Gennady Golovkin dominated David Lemieux before a left hook to the body left Lemieux defenseless against the ropes. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Roman Gonzalez stops Brian Viloria in round 9

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Brian Viloria suffers the first knockdown of his career as Roman Gonzalez proves to be too much

SLUG FEST. Roman Gonzalez embraces Brian Viloria as the referee waves off the fight. Photo by Al Bella/Getty Images/AFP

Viloria, Gonzalez make weight for flyweight clash

Oct 17, 2015 - 1:18 AM

Both Brian Viloria and Roman Gonzalez weigh 111 4 pounds for what may end up stealing the show from the middleweight championship fight in the main event

Viloria an underdog against 'Chocolatito,' and that's how he likes it

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Fil Am fighter Brian Viloria says he has the whole world to gain against pound for pound king Roman Gonzalez

BIGGEST LITTLE FIGHT. Roman Gonzalez (L) ascended the pound-for-pound rankings after Floyd Mayweather retired. Brian Viloria (R) is his first test since then. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Golovkin vs Lemieux has 'Fight of the Year' potential

Oct 16, 2015 - 4:10 AM

This middleweight unification bout has none of the hype of Mayweather vs Pacquiao but could be the most fun fight to watch of 2015

IMPENDING WAR. Gennady Golovkin (L) and David Lemieux (R) are both considered heavy punchers, making the likelihood of this fight going the distance slim. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Viloria wants Gonzalez next: 'He's been dodging me'

Jul 26, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Two division champion Brian Viloria is eager to return to the world title picture and he wants to do so against the biggest name in the lower weight divisions

Brian Viloria (L) proved that he could still get rid of opponents with his punching power, knocking out Omar Soto in one round. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank