Gennady Golovkin is a hot favourite to defend his middleweight title against Curtis Stevens
Gennady Golovkin is confident he will do a job on Curtis Stevens when he defends his WBA middleweight title.
Last Updated: 02/11/13 12:56pm
The Kazakh is unbeaten in 27 fights and his fearsome power means he enters the contest against Stevens (25-3) in New York as a hot favourite.
And with Stevens also boasting a good knockout ratio fans are expecting fireworks - while it lasts.
"He's a strong guy and a good puncher, but I think it's a good fight for us," he said. "I'm the champion.
"I'm ready for a long fight, a decision. But I'm looking for a knockout. If he wants to make it ugly, I'm ready."
Stevens has fallen short before against fringe contenders Andre Dirrell and Jesse Brinkley, but will be looking to pull off a shock win as a voluntary contender in his first world title fight.
"I make the weight easily and I'm much stronger and faster," said the American, who used to campaign at super-middleweight.
"I'm mentally focused. I've got to zone out and stick to the gameplan. I'm not going to say I'm going to knock him out but I'm going to become champion."