Gennady Golovkin returns to action today on BoxNation and other assorted international channels, and we'll be here with live coverage starting at Noon EST for his WBA middleweight title defense against fringe contender Osumanu Adama.
Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO) continues to prove that his first priority is staying busy (well, probably making money and then staying busy, but let's be romantic) by taking what is basically a non-challenge on paper against Adama (22-3, 16 KO), a solid, tough fighter, but one outclassed by Daniel Geale in 2012 in his last major fight. Since then, Adama has won a split decision over Grady Brewer, and beaten professional opponent Doel Carrasquillo.
Golovkin's 2013 featured him making mincemeat of Gabriel Rosado, Nobuhiro Ishida (in a fight just like this one), Matthew Macklin, and Curtis Stevens, with Stevens probably having the most success against Golovkin. Adama could conceivably do "better than expected," but frankly if he lasts five rounds it will be better than most expect.
We'll be here for the full card. Here's the rest of the lineup:
Middleweights, 12 Rounds
Max Bursak (29-1-1, 12 KO) vs Jarrod Fletcher (17-1, 10 KO)
Welterweights, 12 Rounds
Roman Belaev (12-0, 10 KO) vs Dean Byrne (17-2-1, 6 KO)
Cruiserweights, 10 Rounds
Junior Makabu (15-1, 14 KO) vs Ruben Angel Mino (20-0, 20 KO)
Junior Flyweights, 12 Rounds
Nkosinathi Joyi (24-2, 17 KO) vs Rey Loreto (17-13, 9 KO)