Boxer-puncher matches are the lifeblood of matchmakers but for fans there's nothing like a slugger vs. slugger showdown. On Saturday, Gennady Golovkin, whose .889 knockout percentage is the highest ever among middleweight titlists, will meet Curtis Stevens, who has scored three sensational first-round stoppages in his last four fights. The potential pyrotechnics may well represent an early Thanksgiving present for boxing fans worldwide.
Beyond the obvious power stats, there are other numbers that may shape the outcome. They include: