Posted March 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has no interest in sitting around and waiting for the rest of the world's best 160-pounders to accept his challenges. That's why the Kazakh-born resident of Germany who trains in California, is in Monte Carlo this week to take on Japan's Nobuhiro Ishida on Saturday in his seventh title defense in less than 2 1/2 years. After building his career gradually through the amateur ranks and in Europe, Golovkin (25-0, 22 KOs) is in a hurry - and he's willing to go around the world to become a pound-for-pound star. With his reputation growing with every knockout, he's confident he'll soon land bigger opponents than Ishida (24-8-2, 9 KOs), a dangerous journeyman who's unlikely to slow down the rising star. ''I respect him,'' Golovkin said last week while walking around Southern California in a Mike Tyson sweatshirt. ''This fight is a good idea for us. It's a beautiful city, and it's not ...
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