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Golovkin-Macklin Card: Oosthuizen vs. Gonzales is Likely

By Rick Reeno

According to promoter Lou DiBella, discussions are going forward in a very positive manner, and a deal is likely, for IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen (21-0, 13 KOs) to face Brandon Gonzalez (17-0, 10 KOs) on June 29th as part of an HBO televised tripleheader. The main event would feature a middleweight fight between WBA/IBO middleweight king Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs) and Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs).

DiBella is working out the final Golovkin-Macklin details, and he appears confident a deal will get finalized as discussions continue with Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. The third fight will feature junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (20-1-1, 12 KOs). DiBella is having trouble securing an opponent for Nelson and tells BoxingScene.com that several top contenders have already turned the opportunity down.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MarcianoFan on 04-09-2013

This isn't that great a fight. Tommy's pretty much still treading water. He's at the top of the 2nd tier of contenders at 168, but he's miles behind the top 5. This isn't going to help. He's been fighting nothing…

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 04-06-2013

[QUOTE=rogdogx;13216927]If GGG ever needs an opponent Carlos Molina will step in. People are actually starting to want to get a shot at Golovkin the kid is becoming a star.[/QUOTE] molina should stick to Ishe, I dont like haters saying GGG…

Comment by rogdogx on 04-06-2013

If GGG ever needs an opponent Carlos Molina will step in. People are actually starting to want to get a shot at Golovkin the kid is becoming a star.

Comment by Joey_Torreo on 04-05-2013

This is turning out to be a great card providing that all the fights get made. Ggg vs macklin will be awesome but I'm really interested in the Gonzalez oosthizuen fight. Maybe the winner can fight George groves to set…

Comment by ИATAS on 04-05-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13215114]Just three days ago it was certain that Macklin was ducking and dodging like no other........what happened from then till now? More than a few posters were absolutely sure Macklin would rather jump off a cliff than jump in the…

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