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Team Ishida: We'll Fight Every Round With Golovkin!

By Ruslan Chikov

The team behind Nobuhiro Ishida is very confident of defeating WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22KOs) on March 30th in Monte Carlo. Ishida (24-8-2, 9KOs) has lost his last two, both by decision, to Paul Williams and Dmitry Pirog, who at one time was scheduled to face Golovkin before withdrawing with an injury.

Ishida rose to fame with a shocking first round knockout of heavily favored James Kirkland in 2011. Ishida has never been stopped. Most of his defeats were close decision losses, including a highly debatable loss to Rigoberto Alvarez in 2010.

Ishida's trainer, Rudy Hernandez, has a good feeling about the fight and his boxer knows the shot at Golovkin will probably be his last title opportunity if he loses .

"Nobuhiro Ishida will be challenging GGG for the WBA middleweight title in Monte Carlo on March 30. We aim to win and fight every round. When he fought Williams and Pirog, he fought competitive every round and didn't embarrass himself or us. When opportunities come knocking, you take them. We have everything to win, and not much to lose. He will be ready and knows this will be his last chance at a title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thuggery on 02-01-2013

GGG will decapitate him in under 2 rounds.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 02-01-2013

[quote=BafanaBafana] Quote: Originally Posted by 1PunchKOPOW! They couldn't fight Macklin, Barker or Zbik? Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android Pirog, Rubio, Lee, Adama, Vera, Sergio Mora? [/quote] I'm not sure what the deal with Pirog is and Rubio might not…

Comment by BafanaBafana on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=1PunchKOPOW!;12982632]They couldn't fight Macklin, Barker or Zbik? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Pirog, Rubio, Lee, Adama, Vera, Sergio Mora?

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 02-01-2013

They couldn't fight Macklin, Barker or Zbik? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by chiguy91 on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=PinoyNation;12982229]Is Ishida even ranked in the top 10 by the WBA? I don't see how he could be, coming off of two straight losses.[/QUOTE] according to fight[COLOR="Black"]n[/COLOR]ews.com [B]WBA[/B] Gennady Golovkin 1. Martin Murray 2. Felix Sturm 3. Julien Marie Sainte…

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