GGG and the StubHub Center: A Perfect Match
- Updated: August 28, 2014
Deep in the southern region of Los Angeles lies the small suburb of Carson, California, a city where magic is made.
Carson is home to the StubHub Center. While it’s only been around since 2003, you would think it’s been around for ages with the amount memorable wars that fans of the sweet science have witnessed in that venue. Vazquez-Marquez, Rios-Alvarado, Bradley-Provodnikov, Matthysse-Molina, the list goes on. Now, arguably the most exciting fighter in boxing today will headline a card there.
Gennady Golovkin will be making his West Coast debut on October 18 against Marco Antonio Rubio. Famously referring to his style of fighting as “Mexican Style,” GGG has been a huge hit with fans in in the Southern California area, getting mobbed for pictures at the various boxing events he has attended. With the StubHub Center’s knack for creating classics, I see no reason why things would be any different when Golovkin steps into the ring.
The intimate settings at StubHub figure to enhance the spectacle that is starting to occur whenever Golovkin crushes an opponent. If you were to ask me to give you a formula for creating an action-packed fight at the StubHub Center, he’s certainly the automatic guy I’m picking to be in one corner. Assuming all goes well and GGG continues to impress, I’d expect Golovkin to become a full-time fixture on the West Coast for many fights to come. Fans in the area seem to appreciate a fighter with a willingness to take a punch to give a punch and a devastating attack to the body. The same style that made many Mexican boxing greats so popular around Southern California.
The preliminary ticket sales for Golovkin-Rubio have already been a success, according to Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. At yesterday’s press conference in Los Angeles he stated that over 1000 pre-sale tickets have been sold, making it the largest pre-sale ever for a boxing event in Carson.
Rubio may not exactly be considered among the elite, but if there’s one thing he is, it’s rugged. The Mexican has been stopped just once in his last 36 fights and he presents a style that Golovkin will have to respect at least early on. Rubio will come forward and attempt to test the chin of the seemingly uncrackable Kazakh fighter. One thing is for certain, this fight won’t go the distance. The StubHub Center will add another exciting night of boxing into the history book.