Saturday night at Madison Square Garden former Undisputed World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is back in action in a non-title main event. And it’s clear, Golovkin understands that he has a chance to immediately put himself back in the picture for a third fight with current World Champ, Canelo Alvarez either later this year or early in 2020.
This is a subject discussed on the most recent Big Fight Weekend podcast that I hosted with special guests Sergio “the Latin Snake” Mora of DAZN broadcasting and also, Marquis Johns from our Big Fight Weekend website.
First up, Mora joins me and we still go over last Saturday night’s shocking heavyweight title upset by American Andy Ruiz stopping British World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua in the 7th round. Mora addresses how the upset happened and gives his analysis was of why Joshua couldn’t get himself regrouped and knock Ruiz out? And instead, got stopped himself.
Further, where will the rematch be held? The UK? Back at MSG? Perhaps in California, or even, Mexico City? “The Latin Snake” gives his thoughts on all of that. Then, we turn our attention to Triple G and his veteran Canadian opponent, unbeaten contender Steve Rolls.
Mora goes into what, if anything, it will it take for Rolls to potentially pull the upset? And, will it maybe have to be a combination of things, not unlike what happened with Ruiz and Joshua 7 days ago? Golovkin, 37-1-1 with 34 KOs last headlined at MSG in March of 2017, when he won a convincing 12 round decision over Daniel Jacobs.
Finally, Marquis Johns is back on the podcast giving his thoughts on the possible Ruiz-Joshua rematch locations and also, on whether Rolls has any legitimate chance to stay in there with Triple G for more than a couple of rounds? Marquis is also very interested in the ESPN Top Rank show on Saturday night in Reno, Nevada, that includes a world title featherweight bout between Champion Oscar Valdez and American unbeaten contender, Jason Sanchez.
The co-feature on ESPN is unbeaten 19 year old American Gabriel Flores, Jr., who is already back in action less than a month after an impressive knockout debut in May on ESPN. Flores is fighting in a scheduled eight round lightweight bout.
Johns and I go over some historic big-time fights that took place this weekend in boxing history, as well. Whether it’s Gatti-Ward III, Lewis-Tyson from the early 2000s or the epic 15 battle battle of the late 70s of Larry Holmes and Ken Norton, Jr.
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