Middleweight champ Golovkin books fight wit Rubio for Oct. 18
Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA middleweight title against Marco Antonio Rubio in Carson, California, on Oct. 18. Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler announced the HBO matchup on Tuesday. Full Story.(Photo: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Shiny and New
Kell Brook won a majority decision over Shawn Porter on Saturday night to take Porter's IBF welterweight title. The English challenger claimed his first world title in just his second fight outside Britain, outpointing the American champion with a smart game plan and consistent elusiveness at the outdoor StubHub Center south of Los Angeles. Full Story.
Still the Champ
Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba retained his IBF cruiserweight title by split decision over German challenger Firat Arslan on Saturday. Judges Vincent Dupas of France and American Shafeeq Rashada scored the bout 115-113 and 116-113, respectively, for the defending champion, while Leszek Jankowiak of Poland scored it 115-113 for Arslan. Full Story.