User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Horses
Boxing/MMA
Soccer
Auto
More
Betting Tools

 
Golovkin stops Macklin in 3rd round

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) - Undefeated German middleweight Gennady Golovkin stopped English challenger Matthew Macklin in the third round Saturday night to successfully defend his WBA and IBO titles.

Advertisement
Golovkin improved to 27-0 with his 24th knockout and 14th in a row, using a left hand to the body to flatten Macklin (29-5) 1:22 into the third. Golovkin dominated the first two rounds, landing several hard combinations.

``It was an easy fight for me,'' Golovkin said. ``I felt great in the ring. He never hurt me. I was very happy with my performance.''

Golovkin has made five successful title defenses and hasn't gone the distance in a fight since June 2008 against Amar Amari in an eight-round bout.

Macklin has lost three of his last four fights. He lost a split decision to Felix Sturm in June 2011 for the WBA super middleweight crown, and dropped another title shot in March 2012 to Sergio Martinez.

``He never really let me get started,'' Macklin said. ``It was a great shot he landed. I tip my hat to him. He's a great champion. He has plenty of clubbing, solid power, and you can feel the weight of every punch he throws.''

There was talk after the bout of a potential fight between Golovkin and Martinez, the WBC middleweight champion. Martinez, however, is nursing knee and hand injuries, and isn't expected to resume boxing until 2014.

``I want to fight again very soon,'' Golovkin said. ``I want to fight any belt-holder, any champion, and any top fighter, anywhere.''

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Edwards: Jon Jones could miss UFC 187
News: UFC 186 Betting Results
News: Mayweather-Pacquiao Props
Pacquiao caravan heads to Vegas
Wilder: Klitschko is 'losing his juice'
Johnson retains title at UFC 186
Klitschko outpoints Jennings, keep title
Fight not Hagler-Hearns, don't think KO
Pacquiao displeased, to skip MGM arrival
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb