Golovkin KOs Macklin to keep WBA middleweight title

The Sports NetworkJune 30, 2013 

Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his WBA middleweight title by scoring a third-round knockout of Matthew Macklin Saturday night.

Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) used a left to the body to send Macklin (29-5, 20 KOs) to the canvas and referee Eddie Cotton counted out the Englishman at the 1:22 mark of round three.

Prior to that, Macklin suffered a cut over his right eye in the second round.

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