Rising middleweight star Gennady Golovkin will put his WBA and IBO titles on the line against Osumanu Adama on February 1 as the knockout artist makes his return to Monte Carlo.
The 31 year-old will once again headline the Salles des Etoiles where Golovkin crushed Nobuhiro Ishida in three bruising rounds last March and will be keen to keep-up his exceptional run of late.
Golovkin has seen his stock rise considerably in the last twelve months on the back of some devastating stoppages, including a third round bludgeoning of Matthew Macklin in June, and has ended his last 15 contests early.
Opponent Adama, who lost out to Daniel Geale in an IBF title challenge in March 2012, will certainly go into the fight as a huge underdog having scored two wins since his first world title disappointment against fighters with 38 combined losses.
The Ghanaian, who is a former African champion, has suffered defeats against the likes of Dyah Davis and Don George in his career and will be seen as another stepping stone for Golovkin as the number two 160lber in the world eyes bigger future tests.
Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman confirmed the news of Golovkin’s fight earlier today and has promised a sizzling undercard for the Monaco showpiece with details to be announced soon.
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