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Gennady Golovkin defends titles

Updated: July 1, 2013, 7:44 AM ET
Associated Press

LEDYARD, Conn. -- Undefeated middleweight Gennady Golovkin stopped challenger Matthew Macklin in the third round Saturday night to successfully defend his WBA and IBO titles.

Golovkin improved to 27-0 with his 24th knockout and 14th in a row, using a left hand to the body to flatten Macklin (29-5) 1:22 into the third. Golovkin dominated the first two rounds, landing several hard combinations.

"It was an easy fight for me," Golovkin said. "I felt great in the ring. He never ...

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