Another great fight coming up with Golovkin vs Rubio (trained by Robert Garcia) and Donaire vs Walters, promising a scintillating fight night in the always-game venue and audience of the Stubhub Center in Carson, California.
These two fights are interesting in that the there’s an obvious favorite by boxing pundits, and a recognizable name in the boxing mindshare. Golovkin is a rising star and is being groomed to be called upon on bigger and bigger fights. He’s a fan favorite, disseminating his last 17 opponents by KO, albeit there has been lots of criticism in the quality of opponents. Rubio is being personified as the sturdy, experienced veteran that Golovkin really has to overwhelmingly overcome if he really is to be the heir of future PPV blockbusters. I believe Rubio gave trouble to JCC Jr. but Golovkin is really a star, and we have really yet to see him struggle in any of his fights to reveal his champion spirit. I doubt Rubio is going to expose that kind of character from Golovkin, but maybe we’ll see some frustration if he isn’t able to hurt Rubio in the opening rounds.
Donaire is as big a name to fight fans as well, who was able to step away from the shadow of Pacquiao as a legitimate all-around threat, complete with talents of speed, combinations, and heart. Though Walters is a talent that’s rising with power that makes any potential matchup shake in their boots. I picked Donaire for this fight especially because of that, because although Donaire was schooled by El Chacal, and almost lost in a battle of attrition with a guy he easily disposed of before (Darchinyan) I believe Donaire is putting himself in a position to test his own will and confidence. I believe Walters is talented, but a motivated Donaire has no limits, I believe.
Let’s have fun this weekend’s fights!