Ghana’s Osumanu Adama fights Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin, the most vicious puncher in world boxing, will be going for his 16th straight knockout win when he defends his WBA and IBO middleweight championships against Ghana’s Osumanu Adama alias Ozzie Adams the machine gun in Monte Carlo this weekend.
The Golden Gloves tournament, promoted by Rodney Berman, will be broadcast live on Saturday on SS9 from 19:00 CAT.
Golovkin, who hails from Kazakhstan, has the highest KO percentage (89) of any middleweight champion in history and is favoured to beat the Chicago-based Adama.
Continental interest will be on former IBF champion South African Nkosinathi Joyi, who challenges Rey Loreto of the Philippines for the IBO light-flyweight title. The southpaw is in a new weight division and expected to give Loreto all the fight he can handle.
There will also be focus on SA-based Junior Makabu, who originally hails from the DRC. He will put Argentine Ruben Angel Mino’s chin to the test in their cruiserweight clash. Although Mino has a perfect record of 20 stoppage wins in as many bouts, he hasn’t fought anyone with the class and power of Makabu.
But the man of the moment is Golovkin, one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. He is already being touted as a potential future opponent for Floyd Mayweather jnr, although the weight differential may scupper that, and is seen as the sport’s next superstar on account of his explosiveness.
A squat power puncher, his relentless attack and ability to withstand punishment make him a formidable foe.
Adama isn’t without his own strengths. He gave former IBF champion Daniel Geale a great argument during their fight in 2012 and boasts a stoppage win over former champion Roman Karmazin.
“I’ve worked the whole time to make myself a better and different fighter,” said Adama. “I don’t know what [Golovkin’s trainer] Abel Sanchez is expecting to see, but he will be surprised and see a different guy on February 1. They picked the wrong fighter – me!”
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Thursday 30 January, 2014
NBA , Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder — 01:45 CAT on SS9
NCAA College Basketball , California Golden Bears v Arizona State Sun Devils — 06:00 CAT on SS9
Euroleague Basketball , Top 16 Game Day 5: Real Madrid v Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv — 21:35 CAT on SS6A
Football League Championship , Nottingham Forest v Watford — 21:40 CAT on SS5A
Friday 31 January, 2014
NCAA College Basketball , Louisville Cardinals v Cincinnati Bearcats — 02:00 CAT on SS9
Bundesliga , Matchday 19: Eintracht Braunschweig v Borussia Dortmund — 21:00 CAT on SS3A
WTA , Open Gdf Suez 1st QF — 15:00 CAT on SS6A
WTA , Open Gdf Suez 2nd QF — 17:00 CAT on SS6A
Saturday 1 February, 2014
NBA , Brooklyn Nets v Oklahoma City Thunder — 02:50 CAT on SS9
Friday Night Fights , Light Heavyweight: Elvir Muriqi v Blake Caparello (10 Rounds) — 03:00 CAT on SS7
Golden Gloves , IBO & WBA Middleweight Title: Osumanu Adama v Gennady Golovkin (12 Rounds) — 19:00 CAT on SS9
Barclays Premier League , Newcastle Utd v Sunderland — 14:00 CAT on SS3A
Football League Championship , QPR v Burnley — 14:10 CAT on SS7
Barclays Premier League , West Ham Utd v Swansea City — 14:35 CAT on SS5A
Barclays Premier League , Everton v Aston Villa — 16:45 CAT on SS5A
Barclays Premier League , Stoke City v Man Utd — 16:45 CAT on SS3A
Orange African Nations Championship, 3rd And 4th Place Play Off: — 16:45 CAT on SSL/SS4
Barclays Premier League , Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur — 16:50 CAT on SS7
Spanish La Liga , Barcelona v Valencia — 16:55 CAT on SS6A
Serie A: , Cagliari v Fiorentina — 18:55 CAT on SS5A
Bundesliga , Matchday 19: Hannover v Borussia Monchengladbach — 19:25 CAT on SS7
Orange African Nations Championship, Final: — 19:30 on SS4/SSL
Serie A: , AC Milan v Torino — 21:40 CAT on SS3A
Spanish La Liga , Malaga v Sevilla — 22:55 CAT on SS5A
Japan Rugby Top League , SF 1 – Panasonic Wild Knights v Toshiba Brave Lupus — 06:55 CAT on SS1A
Six Nations: , Round 1 – Wales v Italy — 16:00 CAT on SS1A
Six Nations: , Round 1 – France v England — 18:30 CAT on SS1A
Sunday 2 February, 2014
NBA , Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic — 19:50 CAT on SS9
Serie A: , Genoa v Sampdoria — 13:25 CAT on SS5A
Barclays Premier League , West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool — 15:00 CAT on SS3A
Serie A: , Roma v Parma — 15:55 CAT on SS5A
Bundesliga , Matchday 19: Hertha Berlin v Nuremberg — 16:20 CAT on SS7
Barclays Premier League , Arsenal v Crystal Palace — 17:30 CAT on SS3A
Bundesliga , Matchday 19: Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt — 18:25 CAT on SS4
Spanish La Liga , Atletico Madrid v Real Sociedad — 19:55 CAT on SS5A
Serie A: , Juventus v Inter Milan — 21:40 CAT on SS7
Spanish La Liga , Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid — 21:55 CAT on SS3A
Japan Rugby Top League , SF 2 – Kobelco Steelers v Suntory Sungoliath — 06:55 CAT on SS1A
Six Nations: , Round 1 – Ireland v Scotland — 16:30 CAT on SS1A
WTA, Open Gdf Suez Final — 16:30 CAT on SS6A
Monday 3 February, 2014
NFL – American Football, Super Bowl Xlviii – Denver Bronco’s v Seattle Seahawks — 01:00 CAT on SS1A
FIBA Basketball World Cup , Draw — 20:00 CAT on SS6A
Monday Night Football , Ep 317 — 20:00 CAT on SS3A
Barclays Premier League , Man City v Chelsea — 21:00 CAT on SS3A
Spanish La Liga , Villareal v Osasuna — 22:55 CAT on SS5A
Tuesday 4 February, 2014
NCAA College Basketball , Syracuse Orange v Notre Dame Fighting Irish — 02:00 CAT on SS9
NCAA College Basketball , Oklahoma State Cowboys v Iowa State Cyclones — 04:00 CAT on SS9
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