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Gennady Golovkin's 8th defense set

Updated: April 11, 2013, 5:14 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin has defended his 160-pound belt seven times, but defense No. 8 will come against his most significant opponent so far, former two-time title challenger Matthew Macklin.

Golovkin and Macklin will meet June 29 in the main event of an HBO-televised tripleheader at the MGM Grand Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., promoter Lou DiBella announced on Wednesday in the culmination of a difficult deal that has been in the works with ...

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