Stevens holds fake funeral for Golovkin
Curtis Stevens has wasted no time in winding up WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin ahead of their title showdown, after he held a make-believe funeral for the Kazakhstan fighter over the internet.
Stevens hosted the fake service via his official Twitter account, where he was pictured "mourning" with friends around a coffin marked "RIP GGG". The American further fuelled the trash talk by stating it was a "sad day" for New York.
The 28-year-old added additional insult to his opponent, who he faces at Madison Square Garden on November 2, by posing next to the coffin and adding "Sleep in peace. He was a good boy".
Undefeated Golovkin was given a special permit by the WBA in order for the bout to take place.
Despite this being a voluntary defence of his title, Golovkin still has to face mandatory challenger Martin Murray - a fight which is already being touted for 2014.
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