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Gennady Golovkin to Face Adama in Monte Carlo on 2/1

by David P. Greisman

Middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin’s next appearance will see him defend his World Boxing Association belt, and International Boxing Organization title, against Osumanu Adama in Monte Carlo on Feb. 1, according to a news release from promoter Golden Gloves.

“Gennady has been very forthright in his commitment to staying active and fighting the toughest opposition available,” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, which promotes Golovkin, in a statement within the press release.

Golovkin, a 31-year-old knockout artist, had a notable 2013, scoring three wins on HBO — stopping Gabriel Rosado in January, putting Matthew Macklin down on a body shot in June, and beating Curtis Stevens down in November. He’s had four appearances on the network, including a win last year over Grzegorz Proksa.

Golovkin’s also stayed busy even when not on HBO; he fought in Monte Carlo this past March, scoring a highlight-reel knockout of Nobuhiro Ishida.

He’s 28-0 with 25 KOs.

Adama, 32, is from Ghana but now fights out of Chicago. He is 22-3 with 16 knockouts, those losses coming to Dyah Davis in 2009, Donovan George in 2010, and then-titleholder Daniel Geale in 2012.

Since losing to Geale, Adama took a split decision over Grady Brewer this past March and then stopped journeyman Doel Carrasquillo in July.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LAPete on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=HeroBando;13993702]What do you mean? How many other Kazakhs went from unknown in the US to #3 Nielsen rated fight in 15 months? Do you know what his career looked like before hooking up with this team?[/QUOTE] Please don't take my…

Comment by Light_Speed on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;13992746]I assume they see how quickly all his fights are over and assume their fighter can just last past that threshold and beat Kovalev when he tires. We'll see if it starts getting harder for the man now that he's…

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=HAMMER HANDS;13992100]Funny how black guys are giving GGG **** for fighting the #1 rated middleweight from Africa because the guy is a bum. Ashamed of their roots now? :rofl:[/QUOTE]Black guys are predisposed to root for every black boxer from Africa…

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 12-05-2013

This sham has got to stop. Either move up or keep fighting inferior comp. He's choosing the latter. He's going on 32. His window is almost closed. His fans can watch this next farce because I won't.

Comment by Humean on 12-04-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;13994126]And you know this how? How many fighters have you polled? Golovkin is a fighter and I bet he would love a one champion system right about now.[/QUOTE] If fighters didn't they wouldn't conform to the current system, indeed if…

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