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Golovkin vs. Adama this Saturday in Monte Carlo

Gennady GolovkinBy Allan Fox: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) will be defending his title this Saturday night against #12 WBA, Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KO’s) in what appears to be a mismatch at the Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The 33-year-old Adama has tried to convince anyone who would listen that he’s going to beat Golovkin, but there’s nothing in his recent resume that would give a hint of that happening. Adama was easily beaten by Daniel Geale in 2012, and before that beaten by Don George. Those losses would eliminate pretty much any chance of Adama pulling off an uposet on Saturday night against Golovkin.

This fight won’t be televised by HBO in the United States on Saturday due to the logistical nightmares involved. There’s not much point of HBO packing a huge production team to Monte Carlo to televise a fight that will very likely be over in 3 rounds with Golovkin destroying the over-matched Adama. It’s simply not a competitive enough fight on paper for HBO to televise it. Beyond that, the undercard is almost as bad as the main event. There’s few recognizable names on the undercard that casual boxing fans in the United States would be interested in.

Here’s the undercard of the Golovkin vs. Adama fight:

Roman Belaev vs. Dean Byrne
Nkosinathi Joyi vs. Rey Loreto
Max Bursak vs. Jarrod Fletcher
Ilunga Makabu vs. Ruben Angel Mino

K2 Promotions could have helped their chances of having the Golovkin-Adama fight televised on HBO if they had loaded the undercard with quality fights, but they didn’t do that. The undercard fights are more like ESPN2 quality fights rather than HBO.

Adama is going to need to raise his game in a huge manner if he wants to win this fight, because the way he’s looked in his last few fights, he doesn’t belong in the ring with Golovkin. Adama is too slow and mechanical to have any chance of winning the fight unless he improves dramatically by Saturday. At 33, Adama is as good as he’s ever going to get, and that’s not good enough for him to have any chance of beating a fighter in the class of Golovkin.


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