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Gennady Golovkin dispatches foes and boxing's penchant for trash talk
Gennady Golovkin dispatches foes and boxing's penchant for trash talk

Saturday night's fight card at the StubHub Center in Carson is more sneak preview than boxing show. It's not that Marco Antonio Rubio, the 34-year-old Mexican with a six-match winning streak, isn't capable of giving Gennady Golovkin a decent middleweight title fight. It's just that this is designed to be all about Golovkin, the late-rising star from Kazakhstan. Golovkin is 32. His record is 30-0. Of those 30 victories, 27 have been knockouts. He has knocked out his last 17 opponents. If that is more than a coincidental trend, one might ponder praying for Rubio. As things have progressed in the world of boxing recently, agreeing to fight Golovkin has become akin to...

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