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Rubio Confident He Can Beat, Knock Golovkin Out

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former two-time world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51KOs) feels confident that he has the power, and the skills, to stop the deadly run of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27KOs). The fight is being targeted for October 18th on HBO.

Rubio, the WBC's interim champion and mandatory challenger to full champion Miguel Cotto, is not expecting to face the Puerto Rican star any time soon, so he's going after the next best opportunity out there.

"I've always said it, for me it's about pride to fight with the best, so I look for the biggest and toughest challenges. I see boxing as a sport of competition. Why should you be in boxing if you're not going to fight with the best. I know that I'm [ranked at] number one and I'm eager to train to go out there and win," Rubio said.

"I think Golovkin is very good. We have seen him [fight], but I believe that I have the strength to give a good fight, to go [out there and] knock him out - and I'm going to prepare for that. The fight is hard but I am here. I want to give as much [of myself as possible]."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raimondo on 08-16-2014

Rubio is a durable fighter but I see him getting stopped in the lately rounds by GGG. This fight will be similar with the Stevens fight. Anyway , it will be a good action packed fight.

Comment by Scott. Weiland on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;14859285]GGG will inflict pain on Rubio. Lets see how Long Rubio lasts. This could be a war but i think a pretty one-sided one. Rubio is verry tough and durable and he can punch.[/QUOTE] Geale was tougher.Geale is a far…

Comment by Daddy T on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;14859285]GGG will inflict pain on Rubio. Lets see how Long Rubio lasts. This could be a war but i think a pretty one-sided one. Rubio is verry tough and durable and he can punch.[/QUOTE] I think one sided war is…

Comment by RAV3N on 08-16-2014

So will this be another GGG opponent where people say he is durable and last to the mid rounds. And once GGG kos him early then we will have people saying that rubio is a bum etc.

Comment by Golovkin on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=Tyler_Durden;14859246]Apparently Deontay Wilder said that he's taking a big risk against the joe he's facing Saturday night and I posted in the thread that I wonder if he was able to keep a straight face when he made that statement.…

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