We all heard and read about Gennady Golovkin. About how powerful his punches are, how he bulldozed every opponent put in front of him and blah… blah… blah! Now, let’s see what the facts say about his opponent on Saturday, Curtis Stevens.
Curtis Stevens, 25-3 (KO 18) turned pro on September 30, 2004 knocking his debut opponent in Round 1. He added another 12 consecutive wins after his debut fight, stopping 11 of those opponents; six were stopped inside the very first round.
“Showtime” Stevens then added another four consecutive wins after his only knockout defeat against Marcos Primera in 2006. He also dropped a decision against highly regarded Andre Dirrell in 2007 and rebounded by knocking out three opponents out of four consecutive victories before dropping again a shocking upset against Jesse Brinkley for the USNBC super middleweight title.
The bomber from Brownsville New York, last four fights were wins against the likes of Saul Roman, for the vacant NABF middleweight title, Derrick Findley, Elvin Ayala and Romaro Johnson.
As an amateur, Stevens was the National Amateur Light Heavyweight Champion in 2002 and as a pro Stevens has been featured several times on ESPN Friday Nights Fights.
Stevens is a short middleweight who stands 5’7″ compared to averaged fighters in this division.
Stevens fights Golovkin’s WBA and IBO Middleweight World Championship. Golovkin is rank number 1 according to the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board middleweight ratings. The fight card is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Main Events, GGG Promotions and Madison Square Garden. Don’t have tickets for the fight? It’s available here at ticketnetwork.
Will Stevens stand out against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night?
Stats source: Boxrec.com