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Golovkin defends WBA and IBO middleweight titles

Updated: March 30, 2013, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan stopped Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan in the third round to successfully defend his WBA and IBO middleweight titles Saturday night.

Golovkin's punching power was evident in the second round as he caught Ishida with two big rights and an uppercut, cutting him under the right eye.

Ishida tried to trade punches and gamely stood his ground in the middle of the ring, but that made him only a bigger target and Golovkin sent him crashing down with an overhand ...

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