Fight Golovkin in true Mexican style: Rubio 26 августа 2014, 15:40
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WBC interim middleweight title holder Marko Antonio Rubio sees Gennady Golovkin as the biggest challenge in his career, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.
Rubio will face unbeaten Golovkin of Kazakhstan in the ring on October 18 in a unification fight. The winner of the fight will face Miguel Cotto, WBC middleweight champion to unify titles in middleweight category.
“What good is being a champion if I am not going to fight the best. Even before I was a champion, I faced the best fighters in the division. Now that I am (a champion), it is all the more reason I should fight (the best) and not shun anyone. We are motivated to face Golovkin,” Rubio stated.
Rubio, 34, has a record of 59 fights with a 51 KOs. He has lost 6 fights so far. In April, Rubio won the interim WBC middleweight title in a fight against Domenico Spada. Before Spada, Rubio had last fought in July of 2013 against Dioniso Miranda and won with a KO in the 2nd round of the 12-round fight.
“I am a fighter who likes challenges. And it is not enough to just say that, you have to prove it, so I took this fight. I am very happy to face a great world champion; it is the biggest challenge that I have accepted in my career, and I plan to fight Golovkin in a true Mexican style,” Rubio added.
By Gyuzel Kamalova