Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA middleweight title against Curtis Stevens

Last Updated: 05/09/13 4:58pm

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Gennady Golovkin: One of boxing's hottest properties

Gennady Golovkin: One of boxing's hottest properties

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Gennady Golovkin will make the next defence of his WBA and IBO middleweight titles against Curtis Stevens on November 2.

The bout, which takes place at New York's famous Madison Square Garden, is a voluntary defence for the undefeated champion, who must face Britain's Martin Murray next - should he beat Stevens.

The fight makes sense to fans Stateside with Brownsville's Stevens, like Golovkin, a notoriously heavy puncher.

But while Golovkin has won 24 of his 27 fights by KO, Stevens has won 18 of 25 early - but has also lost three times.

Golovkin, who defeated Matthew Macklin last time out with a vicious body shot, is arguably the most feared man in boxing having won every single one of his nine world title fights by stoppage.

"It's a great fight because he's a big puncher," said the Kazakh. "He has a different style to Macklin, he's from Brooklyn, he fights like Mike Tyson.

"I think there will be some action - it won't go to a decision."

Murray, who was defeated by Sergio Martinez in May, remains the WBA's mandatory challenger and should get his third world title shot in the New Year.

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