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Stevens' Trainer Feels Golovkin is Being Overhyped

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Trainer Andre Rozier feels WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24KOs) is getting too much hype - based on the boxers that he's beaten since his HBO debut last September. Rozier's fighter, Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18KOs), will face Golovkin on November 2nd at The Theater in New York's Madison Square Garden. Rozier expects a very explosive fight between two big punchers.

"I appreciate the fact that people are following him because that's what we need in boxing. From a trainer's vantage point, I think they are pushing a little too hard [with the hype]. He's boxed four times since his HBO debut. Two and a half of the guys have been junior middleweights and his last opponent, Matthew Macklin, he should have been a featherweight with the way he boxed because he boxed with the heart of a peanut. [Golovkin is] doing what he has to do, as he should," Rozier told BoxingScene.com.

"On the other hand, Curtis moved down to middleweight and stopped his first opponent in the first round. Then he faced a real solid opponent in Elvin Ayala, a world title contender three times over - and Curtis stopped him the first round. I didn't even expect that one but I was happy to see it. We fought Saul Roman, who was skidding between 154 and 160 - and he was crushed in the first round. You have two young men who are going to put on a lot of fireworks for the fans."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Warrios on 09-26-2013

golovkin is going to toy with stevenson and prove to the world why he's the best fighter in boxing until the 23rd of November.

Comment by Derranged on 09-26-2013

Yea he's overhyped probably but he's still gonna destroy Stevens.

Comment by Tobi.G on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=BadStoppage;13782339]e Did you learn nothing from the Lucas is unbeatable killer talk?[/QUOTE] You cant compare Stevens with Garcia. Stevens is no match for Golovkin. Lucas vs. garcia was the best 140 pounders fighting each other. I think Macklin was a…

Comment by heavyhands702 on 09-26-2013

Stevens will ko ggg inside of 6. The difference between ggg and stevens is stevens actually went 12 rds with a very good boxer by the name of andre direll and ggg ummmm nuthin.:dance:

Comment by TLC8 on 09-26-2013

then what will the story be after Stevens takes his beatdown????? Then I say we go Gennady/Canelo and have a real fight full of machismo...

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