Stevens: I’m going to put Golovkin to sleep; I’m going to kill GG
By Dan Ambrose: #5 WBC, #6 IBF, Curtis Stevens 25-3, 18 KO’s) can’t wait to get WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) to try and knock him out in their agreed upon fight on November 2nd on HBO at the Madison Square Garden Theater, in New York, New York, USA.
The fight hasn’t been signed yet, but it’s expected to be shortly. Stevens, only 5’7”, packs a big punch, and he’ll be the first opponent that Golovkin has fought who has legitimate one-punch knockout power.
Stevens said on his twitter today, “If I’m p*****g GGG off, WTF y’all think ya’ll doing to me. In f**** mind I’m getting destroyed. My fuel to my fire. My motivation. I’m going to kill GG. I can’t wait to put his a** to zzz, and talk @Max_kellerman [of HBO] and say what the f***. I told you so.”
It would be easier to believe in Stevens if he hadn’t been beaten by Jesse Brinkley in a 12 round unanimous decision loss three years ago. For that matter, Stevens struggled to beat journeyman Derrick Findley by an 8 round unanimous decision in a fight that was a lot closer than the final scores that were handed down in the April fight.
Stevens was also out-boxed by Andre Dirrell in June 2007 in a 10 round unanimous decision loss. It’s not that Stevens doesn’t have good power. Stevens’ problem is he can be out-boxed, he doesn’t move well around the ring, and he’s short even for a middleweight. Stevens had been fighting at 168, but he finally made the smart move in coming down to 160 last year. He’s eben a lot better since then.
Stevens is easy to hit, and he’s never faced anyone with Golovkin’s power. Stevens seems to take a pretty head shot, but he’s going to be getting hit with a lot of hard body shots against Golovkin, and that could make Stevens look very mortal.
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