'Sergio isn't scared of fighting Golovkin'

July, 1, 2013
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You might be wondering what Sergio Martinez thinks of fellow middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin, the detonator from Kazakhstan who stopped Matthew Macklin in Round 3 of their clash Saturday night in Foxwoods.

Martinez had faced Macklin himself, last year in New York, and in that scrap the Macklin corner kept their man on his stool rather than send him out for Round 12.

I reached out to Team Martinez and touched base with Nathan Lewkowicz, whose father Sampson Lewkowicz promotes Martinez, along with Lou DiBella. "Sergio is a fighter and he's not scared of fighting Golovkin at all, and he knows he has the style and experience to beat him," Nathan told me. "I think if Golovkin, who I think is a nice guy, a great fighter and the future of HBO, continues to build his name and become more mainstream then we could see them in the ring in the future. Sergio's next fight will be pay-per-view and you need another solid, mainstream fighter to sell it. I spoke to my father, and he says that Sergio would toy with Golovkin."
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for TheSweetScience.com.

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