Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio
Gennady Golovkin 159 lbs beat Marco Antonio Rubio 162 lbs by KO at 1:19 in round 2 of 12
- Date: 2014-10-18
- Location: StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
- Judge: Robert Hoyle 10-9
- Referee: Jack Reiss
- Judge: Raul Caiz Sr 10-9
- Judge: Max DeLuca 10-9
Golovkin outworked Rubio in a competitive first round, GGG landing more punches but Rubio in the house. In the second round, Golovkin landed an overhand power left to the head of Rubio with Rubio on the ropes. Rubio then went to his back on the canvas, and took the full ten count in Spanish from referee Jack Reiss. After the knockout, Rubio got up and was motioning with a glove to the back of his head to the referee. However, the knockout blow was clean, and the count (other than the fact it was given in Spanish for Rubio, not in English) was of normal speed.
- Rubio did not make the required 160 pound middleweight weight at 161.8 pounds and forfeited his WBC interim title.
- Golovkin retains WBA Super World Middleweight title, & wins WBC interim title for a shot at Miguel Cotto in 2015.
- Attendance: 9,323.
- Golovkin earned $ 900,000 for the fight.