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Rubio Embraces The Tough Challenge of Facing Golovkin

By Osiris Mendez Cruz, notifight.com

Already training hard with Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California, WBC interim-middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) looks forward to what he views as the most important fight of his career, on October 18th, when he faces WBA/IBO champion Genaddy Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Most fighters have rejected the opportunity to face Golovkin, but Rubio embraces the dangerous task. Rubio was trying to secure a fight with full WBC champion Miguel Cotto. Those discussions were going nowhere and he saw Golovkin as the next best opportunity.

"What good is being a champion if I'm not going to fight the best. Even before I was a champion, I faced the best fighters in the division. Now that I am [a champion], it's all the more reason I should fight [the best] and not shun anyone. We are motivated to face Golovkin," said Rubio.

"I'm a fighter who likes challenges. And it's not enough to just say that, you have to prove it, so I took this fight. I am very happy to face a great world champion; it is the biggest challenge that I've accepted in my career, and I plan to fight Golovkin in a true Mexican style."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Suavecito80 on 08-25-2014

GGG is going to knock the spots off of Rubio.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-25-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14884483]Wtf are you talking about? Froch, chavez.jr or ward would fight him.[/QUOTE] Chavez walked away from Golovkin already and was trying to make a fight with Froch. Ward is busy suing everyone he doesn't like and is turning down every…

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 08-25-2014

How many BIG punchers has GGG faced? Yes, he is tough, but there's no reason to stray away from the challenge if you can fight. Media has created a monster that we still haven't seen.

Comment by Shark bait 22 on 08-25-2014

Just can't see Rubio doing enough to keep GGG off him but give him credit for taking this fight........more exciting than cotto vs lee in my opinion

Comment by MMegatron on 08-25-2014

What else is GGG gonna do now that Soliman has bailed? He might as well let Soliman have his moment in the sun and take his belt in 6 months. froch should be next if his online poll is anything…

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