Golovkin Big Hit with Fight Fans

By Robert Ecksel on October 21, 2014
Golovkin Big Hit with Fight Fans
Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions, was as pleased as punch at the results.

The numbers are in for Saturday’s fight between Golovkin and Rubio and they are, all things being equal, a knockout…

He’s not Mexican, American, or some combination thereof, but Gennady Golovkin has proven to be a big hit with fight fans.

The numbers are in for Saturday’s fight between Triple G and Marco Antonio Rubio and they are, all things being equal, a knockout.

Not only did the Killer from Kazakhstan sell out the StubHub Center in Carson, California. He also earned a 1.3 rating (1,304,000 watched the fight on HBO), making “Mexican Style” the second highest viewed fight of the year.

Apparently the word is spreading…and the word is good.

Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions, was as pleased as punch at the results.

“We’re very pleased with the TV ratings from this past Saturday night,” he said, “Selling this many tickets in both New York and LA, combined with the TV ratings, it’s clear that Gennady is one of the top stars in the sport.”

And deservedly so.

“This past Saturday night’s atmosphere at the StubHub Center truly captured the passion that Gennady’s fans have for him,” continued Loeffler. “In two years Gennady has become boxing’s biggest must-see attraction and we expect 2015 to catapult him to even greater heights. The best is yet to come for GGG.”

Now that he’s KO’d fight fans hungry for a knockout artist worthy of the name, it’s time for Golovkin to move up in weight, if necessary, to fight someone competitive, if someone competitive can be found.

That means no more Marco Antonio Rubio, no more Curtis Stevens, for Gennady or for us.

Golovkin deserves better. And his newfound fan-base deserves better as well.

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  1. Artem 03:01pm, 10/23/2014

    GGG   against Maywaser ?

  2. Koolz 05:23pm, 10/22/2014

    I do not see Cotto fighting GGG ever.  Sorry he is just to small and the WBC is helping him by letting him have a fight before he faces his mandatory, also Now Arum is saying Bradley wants to fight the winner of Cotto vs Canelo fight.
    We will never see GGG fight these guys, the power that be will not allow it.

    Roach wanted a catch weight of 154 for fighting Cotto(Middle weight?)

    2015 will be interesting because I don’t see the big names fighting Golovkin.

    Quillin fight Golovkin?  would be nice to at least see a fight last 3 rounds!

  3. Mark L. 03:22pm, 10/22/2014

    Triple G appears to be impressive, now time to show and prove. I don’t want to see no other fights by him except - Kid Chocolate Quillin and Andre Ward. If he gets past them all hail the KING.

  4. King Harry Greb 12:59pm, 10/22/2014

    I can beat 6’5” 240lb heavyweights. Do you honestly think that GGG would be capable of lasting a couple of rounds with the Pittsburgh Wildcat? Would GGG be ranked in the top 100 heavyweights of all-time while weighing in at less than 170lbs? GGG couldn’t carry my jockstrap.

  5. Alex 12:01pm, 10/22/2014

    After Evander, triple G is the real deal. Forget Mayweather who is mainly a defensive and boring fighter. Triple G goes after his opponents and is not afraid to get hit. He is exciting in the ring and a gentleman outside the ring.
    Unlike Mayweather, he will fight anybody and will not talk trash.

  6. beaujack 11:47am, 10/22/2014

    My favorite fighter in many years. What is truly awesome to me is he absolutely destroys opponents without even hitting them on the button solidly…I truly believe GGG will go down in history as a match with any great middleweights of the past…After all even the best MWs of all time was still made of flesh and blood…

  7. Pete The Sneak 06:10am, 10/22/2014

    GGG is definitely a marketable and easy guy to promote. On top of his killer KO ability and awesome ring presence, the guy stays busy, is persoanble and respectful, continues to work on and speak better english, and heck even broke off some pretty impressive Spanish to the crowd after destroying Rubio. He is the complete package. Props to K2 promotions as well. They know what they have and are marketing GGG accordingly. The numbers don’t lie…Peace.

  8. Pete The Sneak 05:02am, 10/22/2014

    I love my Boricua Brethren Miguel Cotto…But I tell you right now, he has no business getting in the ring with GGG…Yeah, he’s got a belt, but at this stage of his career and after all the wars, the GGG fight would be a sad ending to a very proud warrior. And as Koolz keeps alluding to, he (GGG) just Kayoed an 181 Pound man with the greatest of ease… And I tell you right now, word from the Island is Miguel knows this, which is why he will go for a big PPV affair with the Cinnamon Kid, Canelo, where he (Cotto) would would make as much, if not more than he would with the Kazakhstan killer and hopefully keep all his faculties intact while doing so…Peace.

  9. Matt McGrain 12:29am, 10/22/2014

    I think Golovkin would murder Groves.
    I also think that with these kind of numbers, time to lay on a bit more money for Golovkin and opponent.  No use crying about the opposition when you’re laying on less than $2m.

  10. Koolz 03:16pm, 10/21/2014

    Rubio weighed 181!!  There is only 3 fighters that will really try and last and that is Froch, Ward, and maybe Groves…Maybe. Ward perhaps being the greatest challenge.

    I don’t see anyone else making it, I see them all hitting the canvas.

    I am pretty sure people still want the PPV with Cotto.  Cotto who really isn’t even a middle weight yet but has the belt.

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