Golovkin-Rubio tickets hard to find, Loeffler wants additional seating

golovkinBy Dan Ambrose: Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions is hoping to get additional seating opening up for the October 18th fight between WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) and Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The tickets have reportedly sold out for the fight, so Loeffler is looking to add bleacher seats so that more tickets can be sold. There’s still three weeks to go before the fight, and they can sell a lot more tickets before then.

“Met with @StubHubCenter yesterday, trying to figure out how to add more tix for Oct 18 for @gggboxing vs @MAVenenoRubio on @HBOboxing,” Loeffler said on his twitter.

In hindsight, Loeffler should have opted for a bigger venue than the StubHub Center, which has a seating capacity of 27,000. But Loeffler had no way of knowing that there would be this kind of demand for the tickets for the fight.

Rubio is obviously pulling in a lot of fans from the area, and a lot of new fans want to see Golovkin fight with his “Mexican Style”, which is what they’ve named the fight card.

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Golovkin already down to 165

golovkin63By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is already down to 165 pounds for his title defense against Marco Antonio Rubio for their fight next month for their “Mexican Style” clash on HBO Championship Boxing on 10/18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Golovkin and Rubio weighed in on Monday in their WBC ordered 30-day weigh-in. What we learned from the weigh-in is that Golovkin is already at the weight pretty much for the fight, and that means he’s going to be very, very strong.

Rubio weighed in at 174.5 pounds. What that tells you is that he’s going to need to cut at least 15 pounds of water weight to make weight. He’s already in shape, so he’s not going to lose fat in the next 30 days. The weight that comes off from Rubio is going to be water weight that he sheds to get to the 160 pound limit.

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Golovkin 165, Rubio 174.5 – 30 day weights

Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2014) Thirty days out from their highly anticipated “Mexican Style” showdown, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and WBC Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO were both within the prescribed limits set forth by the World Boxing Council rules.

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Rubio will need his A-game to be competitive with Golovkin

golovkinBy Dan Ambrose: WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) believes he’s got a good chance of knocking out WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) in their fight next month on October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Unfortunately for Rubio, few boxing fans and writers are giving him a shot at knocking Golovkin out or beating him by a decision. It’s not that Rubio doesn’t have the punching power to KO Golovkin in theory. It’s just that Rubio is going to have huge problems in taking the punishment that Golovkin will be dishing out.

Rubio has a good chin, as we saw in his 7th round stoppage win over the hard hitting David Lemieux in 2011. Rubio took terrible punishment in the first 5 rounds of that fight before taking over in the 6th round when Lemieux gassed out completely. But the reality is that if Lemieux hadn’t gassed out then it’s very likely that Rubio would have been finished by the 8th round.

He wouldn’t take another 3-4 rounds of the kind of punishment that Lemieux was dishing out in that fight, and it wasn’t competitive at all until Lemieux got tired. Before that, it was like Lemieux working on a heavy bag in nailing Rubio with punch after punch.

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Golovkin vs. Rubio tickets

Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2014) Due to extraordinary demand, Standing Room Only tickets priced at $27 for “Mexican Style” will go on sale Today at 1:00 p.m. PT it was announced this morning by
K2 Promotions.

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Rubio confident Maidana will beat Mayweather

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By Chris Williams: WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio is picking former two division world champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) to defeat WBA/WBC 147lb champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) this Saturday night in their rematch on Showtime pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mayweather-Maidana 2 fight goes for $64.95 on PPV for boxing fans who still haven’t ordered it.

Rubio believes that Maidana’s aggressive fighting style is going to give Mayweather problems in this fight, especially with the way that he attacks by throwing punches everywhere. Rubio sees this as Maidana’s best chance of beating Mayweather on Saturday.

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Golovkin-Rubio tickets already half sold out

golovkin8By Raj Parmar: It seems that WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO’s) is finally emerging into the spotlight that he has been yearning for in the past couple of years. As he prepares to make his title defense at the StubHub Center in California, USA on October 18 against contender Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KO’s), fans have been purchasing tickets for the fight at an extraordinary pace.

According to Golovkin’s promoter K2 Promotions, the fight has already sold half of its available tickets in about a week and is thus far the fastest selling boxing event ever at the StubHub Center.

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Edwin Rodriguez possible for the Golovkin-Rubio card

rodriguez432By Allan Fox: Steve Kim is reporting that former super middleweight title challenger Edwin Rodriguez (24-1, 16 KOs) is a possibility for the undercard of the October 18th fight card headlined by WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin vs. WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio.

Rodriguez, one of the more talented fighters in the 168 pound division, hasn’t fought since he lost a 12 round unanimous decision to WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward last November.

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Rubio will be the biggest test yet for Golovkin

golovkinBy Bob Smith: In honor of the occasion of writing this article, and also to refresh my memory, I re-watched the fight between Marco Antonio Rubio and then undefeated middleweight David Lemieux.

Though Lemieux was the favorite and the harder puncher, and is still a top 10 or top 20 middleweight even now, four or five years later, the cunning, technique, defense, boxing skill, endurance, and confidence of Rubio were enough to allow him to weather the early onslaught from an overconfident Lemieux and come back with the beautiful win. Can Rubio repeat this feat in his fight with Golovkin?

First, before anything else, I want to say on a personal level that Marco Antonio Rubio is one of my favorite middle weights of this era. Sure, I like Golovkin best, and a few years ago, it was Martinez who was perhaps my favorite overall fighter, but Rubio was always in the top 6 or so. And the reason is that if I ever were a boxer, I would fight like him – he has a swimmers body, even more so than does Golovkin – broad shoulders, thin, long arms, respectable punching power for weight but nothing incredible, but more than anything else, he is a very well conditioned athlete, skilled defender, and a very intelligent fighter who sizes up his opponents well and has excellent game plans. (Yes, you guessed it, legendary writer Bob Smith is a former skilled swimmer who holds records from childhood that have lasted 20+ years.)

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Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters added to Golovkin-Rubio card on October 18th

donaire7788By Chris Williams: WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) will be defending his title against WBA World featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) in the co-feature bout on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio card on October 18th in a fight televised by HBO Championship Boxing from the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Donaire-Walters is arguably the best co-feature bout on a major fight card since the Lucas Matthysse vs. Danny Garcia fight last year in September when that fight was the co-feature on the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight card.

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