Gennady Golovkin will KO Rubio within 4 rounds, I have no doubt. Golovkins power is unmatched and he cuts off the ring well. Rubio does have some power, but not nearly enough power to hurt Golovkin. Curtis Stevens is a much larger puncher than Rubio and he was unable to rock Golovkin, despite landing numerous flush shots. I expect the fight to pan out like the following.
- Round 1: Feeling out period for the first two minutes before Golovkin starts landing good shots. Rubio tries to back up Golovkin but soon realises he is in with an opponent who has freakish power.
- Round 2: Golovkin will begin to break down Rubio with vicious body shots. By the end of the round Rubio will start to feel the effects of the Golovkin attack.
- Round 3: Rubio will be dropped numerous times in Round three and may be lucky to see the round out.
- I expect Golovkin to than knock out Rubio in the 4th round.
Golovkin is a special talent. Humble, professional and a great role model for the sport of boxing.