Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Video: Vanes Martirosyan Pumped For Golovkin Title Fight

Video by Ryan Burton

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.

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.

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.

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.

golovkin-martirosyan-weights (1)

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Manager: GGG Avoided Derevyanchenko on 5/5 & They Know It Photos: Canelo Shows Off His Trimmed Down Physique Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Talks Continue To Play Out Gvozdyk Not Stepping Aside, Ready For Adonis Stevenson Shot Avni Yildirim vs. Lolenga Mock Set For September 15, Germany Roy Jones: Joshua Should Take 1, 2 More Fights - Then Get Wilder CompuBox: Inside The Numbers - Stevenson-Jack, Russell-Diaz Josh Taylor Confident He'll Beat Postol, Secure Jose Ramirez Shot News: Antonio Tarver, Steele Beats Upsher, Charlotte Results Weekend Review: Stevenson vs. Jack Excites, Warrington Too Carl Frampton Welcomes Josh Warrington Showdown Jack: Stevenson Would've Gone Down if I Had 5, 10 More Seconds Mayweather: Judges Must Score More Than 30 Seconds of Rounds Joe Joyce To Return on June 15 at York Hall Lee Selby Eyes Weight Move To 130 After Losing IBF World Title Josh Warrington In Pole Position To Land Frampton Showdown Joshua: I'll Rain Down Hell on Wilder, F*** Him Up Real Bad Nico Hernandez Continues To Win Big With First Round Stoppage Jose Benavidez Aims To Secure Terence Crawford Showdown Gary Russell: I Want To Unify Next or Move Up in Weight With Stevenson-Jack, Toronto Arrives As A True Fight City Photos: Pacquiao Grinds Hard With Buboy For Matthysse Fight McDonnell Hits Japan, Feels Confident of Shocking Naoya Inoue Omar Chavez: Other Fighters Have Lost - They Are Now Legends! Adonis Stevenson Admits: I Need To Be More Active Chavez Sr. Angry, Trainer Shakes Head at Omar Chavez Defeat Adonis Stevenson To Badou Jack: Rematch Must Be in Canada! Jack: I Wasn't Hitting Stevenson Low; He Had His Cup Really High Stevenson's Promoter Impressed With Badou Jack's Performance Joseph Diaz Has No Excuses: Gary Russell a Tremendous Fighter Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Diego Magdaleno Grabs Win in Mexico, Hopes For Title Shot Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Let's Do the Stevenson Rematch in Vegas, Sweden or the UK Tyson Fury Very Eager To Do a Job on Sefer Seferi on June 9 Photos: Eleider Alvarez Putting in Work For Sergey Kovalev Pacquiao is Pleased: Buboy Adapted The Style of Freddie Roach Photos: Gary Russell Shows His Class To Defeat Joseph Diaz Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - MONSTER Fight Gallery Warrington: Frampton in August is Too Soon, I Need More Time
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement