Rising superstar and fan favorite Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO’s) has found his next opponent. The undefeated middleweight champ will be taking on veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KO’s) at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA on October 18th on HBO.
Golovkin is coming off a 3rd KO win over Danny Geale on July 26th. His team is looking to keep him busy while trying to pursue a big fight early next year. Rubio was the mandatory to face Miguel Cotto. Golovkin was also interested in facing Cotto next however it looks as though Cotto will be taking on Andy Lee before trying to secure a mega-fight with Saul Canelo Alvarez in May of next year. Golovkin will continue to stay active and take the best fights out there while waiting for a big fight according to his promoter.