On June 29th, defending WBA/IBO champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (26-0, 23KO’s) meets Ireland’s top-rated former world title challenger Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (29-4, 20KO’s) in their much-anticipated middleweight championship showdown at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods ® Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The championship matchup will be the main event on the HBO Boxing After Dark® triple-header, which will be televised live on HBO® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Both fighters recently took time out of their busy training schedules to talk about their upcoming bout and how things are going in camp. Golovkin was his normal calm and collected self, while Macklin, who will be making the third attempt at claiming his first Middleweight World Championship, predicted an absolute war. At the initial fight announcement press conference, Macklin predicted a KO over the reigning champion Golovkin, who currently holds the highest KO ratio in middleweight championship history as well as topping that list among all active current champions, and he isn’t backing off on his bold prediction as the fight nears.
With the fight exactly one month away, both fighters already look to be in tremendous shape.
Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $300, $200, $90 and $45. Tickets may be purchased online at foxwoods.com by calling the Foxwoods’ box office at 800-200-2882, or in person at the Foxwoods’ box office. Tickets may also be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet and online at Ticketmaster.com.
The event is promoted by K2 Promotions and DiBella Entertainment. The bouts will take place on June 29th at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods ® Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The HBO Boxing After Dark® triple-header will be televised live beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Below are photos from Golovkin’s camp at The Summit High Altitude Training Facility in Big Bear with head trainer Abel Sanchez, and Macklin’s at his brand new state-of-the-art facility, Macklin’s Gym Marbella (MGM) in beautiful Marbella, Spain.