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Photos: Golovkin, Martirosyan - Ready For Cinco De Mayo War

World middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin tipped the scales right on the limit at 160 pounds on Friday as he chases a record-equalling title defense against Vanes Martirosyan in Los Angeles. Photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos.

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The unbeaten Kazakh star can equal Bernard Hopkins' record of 20 successful defenses of the middleweight crown on Saturday when he faces the Los Angeles-based Martirosyan at the StubHub Center.

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Martirosyan emerged as a last-minute opponent for Golovkin after Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez withdrew from their scheduled May 5 rematch in Las Vegas after failing a drugs test.

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Martirosyan, who normally fights at light middleweight, will be stepping up a division to face the hard-hitting Golovkin, who is unbeaten through 38 fights, including 33 by knockout.

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The Armenia-born Martirosyan (36-3 with one drawn and 21 knockouts) weighed in slightly lighter than Golovkin at 159.6 pounds.

Bookmakers have made Golovkin a short-odds favorite against Martirosyan, whose last fight came roughly two years ago and ended in a unanimous points defeat to Erislandy Lara.

Although Golovkin middleweight belts include the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation versions of the title, only the WBA and WBC belts will be on the line on Saturday.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by saopaulo on 05-05-2018

wow weird to see don king co promoting a GGG fight lol

Comment by istt on 05-05-2018

What do you expect from Hopkins, who is a loser. Amazed HBO chose to sign the guy but I guess they know their market. Bhop has always been classless, in and out of the ring.

Comment by Gennadyevich on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;18738250]I knew it... the name definitely gave it away[/QUOTE] Golovkins forearms reek of machismo. He shouldn't be with alina. He's my soulmate just doesn't know it yet. I want to go to khazakhstan and get to know his family lol.…

Comment by techdude69 on 05-05-2018

GGG looking like he had a great camp. I think Vanes is in for a long, hard night.

Comment by Metho_4u on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=chubuk7;18737789]Vanes needs to eat more meat in order to win against GGG. Ask Canelo the formula.[/QUOTE] I think your mom has it still...

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