Golovkin and Rubio Have 30-Day Weigh-In

30-DAY WBC WEIGH-IN RESULTS

GOLOVKIN 165, RUBIO 174.5

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.

For the WBC Official 30-Day Weigh-In, Golovkin tipped the scale at 165lbs., while Rubio weighed in at 174.5lbs.

“Both fighters look to be in excellent shape and will be well prepared on October 18th” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions.

Set for Saturday, October 18th, “Mexican Style” is headlined by the highly anticipated 12-round world middleweight title fight between Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, 30-0-0 (27KO’s)and WBC Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO, 59-6-0 (51KO’s).

Golovkin is currently training with Abel Sanchez at The Summit High Altitude Training Facility in Big Bear Lake, CA while Rubio is in Oxnard, California with Robert Garcia at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.

“Mexican Style”ispresented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Promociones Del Pueblo.

The co-feature bout on October 18th is a featherweight showdown between 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division world champion NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE, 33-2-0 (21KO’s)and undefeated world champion NICHOLAS “The Axe Man” WALTERS, 24-0-0 (20KO’s)who will battle it out to determine the undisputed World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion. Donaire vs. Walters is presented by Top Rank®.

Bout world title bouts will be televised Live onHBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The StubHub Center is located at 18400 Avalon Blvd. in Carson, CA 90746. For directions and further information, please visit their website at www.StubHubCenter.com Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. PT on the day of the event for a full program of world class boxing with the first bell at 3:15 p.m. PT.

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COMMENTS

-The Good Doctor :

Rubio is a little heavier than he should be right now. Garcia has a bit of a history with fighters and making weight. I think Rubio will make weight but he will have to put a little umph in to do so. Most trainers like their fighters to somewhere between 5 and 7 percent above the limit with about a month left while Rubio is 9% plus. I don't think it is going to matter much as I think GGG shoeshines him, but it is an interesting tidbit.


-deepwater2 :

GGG is right on the money. Good for him. Is 154 and Lil Floyd so far away? 6 lbs. Ellerbe got fired/axed/demoted/shown the door for putting Floyd's 154 lb belt on the line, maybe he doesn't want GGG coming down and giving him the good boy treatment.


-Skibbz :

I hope they're not going to drain Rubio's lb's away the few days before the fight. It's happened to so many RG fighters that he makes them lose too much water trying to make the weight. Rubio will need all the minerals he can retain for when he squares off against Golovkin. If he doesn't look good by the weigh in then be sure the GGG trend of fast KO's won't be bucked!


-amayseng :

GGG is right on the money. Good for him. Is 154 and Lil Floyd so far away? 6 lbs. Ellerbe got fired/axed/demoted/shown the door for putting Floyd's 154 lb belt on the line, maybe he doesn't want GGG coming down and giving him the good boy treatment.
GGG would beat Floyd up terribly at this point even at 154. Floyd should have been stripped of that belt a year ago.


-The Good Doctor :

GGG is right on the money. Good for him. Is 154 and Lil Floyd so far away? 6 lbs. Ellerbe got fired/axed/demoted/shown the door for putting Floyd's 154 lb belt on the line, maybe he doesn't want GGG coming down and giving him the good boy treatment.
Deep, you have laced them up and still do I believe. What are you weighing in relation to the limit with less than a month to go, 3-5 percent above, right at the weight, 7% above?


-deepwater2 :

Deep, you have laced them up and still do I believe. What are you weighing in relation to the limit with less than a month to go, 3-5 percent above, right at the weight, 7% above?
Sure do. I box in the masters division. I like to enter the Gleason's masters championship every year and have a few fights through out the year. I might even do the Ringside next year . In my 20's I boxed at 139-147-152. When not in training or dieting I'm around 185lb. I need at least 4-6 weeks before a match to get into top form. I get down to 168-170. Getting a match at a show is tough for the master division. So I like to come in right below 170 because you just have to be within 10 lbs of each other. So I can fight a guy at 160,168,178. I can be bigger then the 160 guy and faster then the 178 guy. It all works out.