Gennady Golovkin, right, of Kazakhstan, fights Daniel Jacobs during the seventh round of a middleweight boxing match early Sunday, March 19, 2017, in New York. Golovkin won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Gennady Golovkin will have one eye on history here Saturday as he chases a record-equaling defense of his world middleweight crown in a hastily arranged showdown with Vanes Martirosyan.Golovkin can equal Bernard Hopkins' record of 20 middleweight title defenses if he defeats Martirosyan at Los Angeles's StubHub Center in a bout put together at short notice following the cancellation of his rematch with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.Martirosyan, who normally fights at light middleweight, will be stepping up a division to face the hard-hitting Golovkin, who is unbeaten through 38 fights, 33 by knockout.Unsurprisingly, bookmakers have installed Golovkin as favorite against Martirosyan, who has 36 wins in 40 fights, 21 by knockout.If the encounter unfolds as expected, Golovkin will join Hopkins as the only man to successfully defend a middleweight title 20 times.
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