It’s ‘Showtime’ for American contender Curtis Stevens on November 2 as the Brownsville middleweight prepares to go head-to-head with the most feared puncher in boxing at moment – Gennady Golovkin.
Golovkin’s manager Oleg Hermann confirmed the news to WBN that the two will meet on HBO towards the back end of what has been the unveiling year of the Kazakhstan bruiser, who has recently become the most talked about force at 160lbs.
“The contract is signed and Gennady will fight Stevens,” Hermann told World Boxing News. “We are happy with this fight and we are sure we will be victorious in November.”
31 year-old Golovkin raised his profile in the sport considerably with his latest win over three-time world title contender Matthew Macklin last June after blasting out the Irishman in three brutal rounds to defend his WBA and IBO belts.
Challenger Stevens, 28, is already a massive underdog to put a dent in Golovkin’s impressive 27-0, 24 KO’s resume, having lost to Jesse Brinkley, Marcos Primera and Andre Dirrell in his 28 bouts.
Three first round knockouts in his last four contests have taken Stevens to the brink of becoming a world champion, although you could make up your own odds on him dethroning Golovkin at Madison Square Garden Theater in just over two months’ time.