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  1. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Came across this little article, I do believe triple G is destined to do amazing things for the sport....He will be GGGreat.


    Gennady Golovkin is one of boxing's biggest punchers, but just how good is he?


    Well, we will see for ourselves on Saturday night when he takes on Daniel Geale, with his middleweight world title on the line, live on the Fight Night International. Tony Bellew and Jamie Moore will be in the studio to watch the action unfold, so first we asked them to set the scene...


    So to build-up to the big one, our duo give their honest and expert views on GGG...


    A simple starter... just how good is Golovkin?


    Bellew: I say he
     
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  2. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Watt: Golovkin's super step-up


    Gennady Golovkin is the full package, simple as that.


    We used to discuss who was the best middleweight in the world between him and Sergio Martinez but not any more -Golovkin is the No 1 in that division without doubt.


    But don't just put that down to Miguel Cotto's arrival, Golovkin is probably better than many people think. He is certainly more than a big puncher, that's for sure, there is a lot more to his game.


    His amateur career is outstanding and the performance he has put on as a professional showed that he has everything: he can box, he can punch, he knows how to set opponents up, how to manouevre them and he took a few shots from Osumanu Adama last time out and also has a good chin.


    You are always looking for weaknesses when boxers burst onto the scene and I am sure Daniel Geale has been doing that ahead of Saturday night and his other opponents will, but I really don't think they'll find any.


    Golovkin can go all the way to the very top but the trouble we get these days is the best fighters really have their own titles and sometimes they are happy with that and aren't interested in unifying, so the best don't always meet the best.


    Yes Cotto has moved up and produced that fantastic performance against Martinez but I don't really see many people wanting to try and challenge or unify Golovkin's WBA title, unless there is a shed-load of money on offer! You can do that when you're up there, like Floyd Mayweather, but he is not.


    Advantages


    What that means inside the ring is he is going to find it tough to prove how good he actually is. You need to show it by taking on the best and of course, they do not want to risk it, that's for sure. If he can get matched with the best out there I really do think this guy can really go all the way to the very top of the pound-for-pound rankings. I have no doubt about that.


    That is a long way off though and right now I am looking at Golovkin moving into the super-middleweight division. It is a cracking division with Andre Ward, Carl Froch and the rest, and if he moves up they will have natural weight advantages and that might tempt them to get in with him. Other than that, it is hard to see where he goes next.


    No-one wants to fight Guillermo Rigondeaux either but it is the opposite when it comes to Golovkin! Not only is the middleweight king big, big box office, he has stepped up into the pro game, whereas the Rigondeaux needs to remind himself that it's not just a case of winning for your country, it is entertainment and it needs excitement and drama. He is capable of that but he doesn't seem too bothered.


    Golovkin is different class. He's always going for the early, explosive finish and he commits himself. He is aggressive, he is good defensively and he can pretty much take you out with one punch.


    There will be guys he comes across that have the style that can give him problems but Daniel Geale is not one of them, I
     
  3. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Golovkin Stops Geale In Three Rounds

    Gennady Golovkin stopped Australian Daniel Geale in three rounds at Madison Square Garden to retain his WBA world middleweight title.

    The unbeaten champion from Kazakhstan put Geale down in the second round with a flurry of blows.

    In round three he responded to a hard right to the head from the challenger with his own punishing right to the nose, followed by a quick left that sent Geale down for a second time. The referee called a halt to a one-side contest at 2:47 in the round.

    Golovkin took his record to 30-0, while Geale, a former IBF middleweight champion is now 30-3.

    It was the champions's 17th straight knockout and 27th overall, giving him a knockout rate of 90 per cent - the highest in middleweight history.

    "I don't think there's anyone at 160 who can go 12 rounds with Gennady," said Geale's trainer, Gary Shaw. "I think that knockout streak will go on for a long time.

    Golovkin said: "Yes, absolutely the knockout is very important, not just for me, not just for my team, but for everybody. This is big drama show."

    Golovkin called for a unification bout with WBC champion Miguel Cotto.

    "I want a unification fight. I want who is the best in the middleweight division," he added. "Miguel Cotto - I respect him 100 percent."

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  4. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Golovkin Stops Geale In Three Rounds

    Gennady Golovkin stopped Australian Daniel Geale in three rounds at Madison Square Garden to retain his WBA world middleweight title.

    The unbeaten champion from Kazakhstan put Geale down in the second round with a flurry of blows.

    In round three he responded to a hard right to the head from the challenger with his own punishing right to the nose, followed by a quick left that sent Geale down for a second time. The referee called a halt to a one-side contest at 2:47 in the round.

    Golovkin took his record to 30-0, while Geale, a former IBF middleweight champion is now 30-3.

    It was the champions's 17th straight knockout and 27th overall, giving him a knockout rate of 90 per cent - the highest in middleweight history.

    "I don't think there's anyone at 160 who can go 12 rounds with Gennady," said Geale's trainer, Gary Shaw. "I think that knockout streak will go on for a long time.

    Golovkin said: "Yes, absolutely the knockout is very important, not just for me, not just for my team, but for everybody. This is big drama show."

    Golovkin called for a unification bout with WBC champion Miguel Cotto.

    "I want a unification fight. I want who is the best in the middleweight division," he added. "Miguel Cotto - I respect him 100 percent."

     
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  5. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Moderator Staff Member

    Made it look easy, be interesting to see where he goes from hereon in. 
     
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  6. Mass Monster

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    Brook aims to realise dream


    Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook is relishing the opportunity to get into the ring with champion Shawn Porter on August 16.


    Brook, also known as the Special One, will go into battle for the IBF Welterweight title against his Ohio opponent, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.


    The 28-year-old has shrugged off the disappointment of having three world title dates with former champ Devon Alexander cancelled through injury to both men.


    After enduring much frustration and having to be assured by promoter Eddie Hearn, Brook is desperate to put the frustration behind him and take his shot at the title.


    "It feels unbelievable knowing that all my dreams are going to come true in two weeks' time," said Brook.


    "I am focusing on my dream. People have been writing me off but that has just made me push on even more.


    "All the injuries and speculation was frustrating but I was taking it one day at a time and listening to my team around me.


    "They were telling me that my time would come so I kept moving forward and believing in my team and ticking over in fights, and now I'm in the position I want to be, the big one.


    "I was worried in a way that it wouldn't happen but I was constantly talking to Eddie and the fact is there's no way they could've boxed anyone else for the IBF as I was mandatory.


    "I know nothing is ever nailed on until you are in the ring but I believed in my team and they told me it was going to happen."


    As Brook was waiting for his shot at the title, he exacted revenge on Carson Jones, stopped former world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko and swatted aside Alvaro Robles, while he was watching with interest as the IBF crown was changing hands in the States.


    Porter took the title from Alexander in December then stopped Paul Malignaggi in April, and the latter has spoken to Brook ahead of his bout.


    "It was good of Paulie to call me up and have a chat," Brook said. "He gave me some knowledge about him and we take all that with open arms. I know he'll bring it all because he is up against it. I'm expecting a dog fight, expecting to box and fight, every different situation in the ring.


    "I was 100 per cent confident of beating Devon Alexander but Shawn beat him and beat him well. I have watched him in action; he's determined, aggressive, he comes forward and he wants to win.


    "He possesses power and has all the ingredients of a dangerous man, but he's facing someone in me that is a lion who wants something he's got and is coming to take it.


    "I have been in camp for about 13 weeks, I've been to America, in Sheffield and over in Spain, no stone has been left unturned for this, no corners cut. I feel great, my weight is great, I'm fuelled up for training and I have never been at a better weight."


    Watch Brook take on Porter live on Sky Sports on Saturday, August 16

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  7. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Garcia and Peterson impress

    WBA and WBO light welterweight champion Danny Garcia brutally knocked out Rod Salka in the second round of their non-sanctioned fight in Brooklyn.

    The fight was not sanctioned by either the WBA or WBO because Salka usually fights as a lightweight and is not in the top 50 at light-welterweight.

    And it showed, as Garcia tormented him, flooring him twice in the second round before knocking him out with a crunching left hook.

    The referee did not even both to count as Salka crumpled to the ground and Garcia said:
     
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  8. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Just a quick re-cap of Shawn Vs Paulie before Saturday's bout with Kell Brook. Never seen Porter worried or hurt in any of his fights, this is going to test the staying power and credibility of Brook in the division.

    http://youtu.be/NuupzvWN30w
     
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  9. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    'One Time Keith Thurman' like the way he carries himself, quietly confident of his boxing ability.

     
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  10. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Deontay Wilder says his showdown with Tyson Fury WILL happen next year.

    The unbeaten knock-out specialist admits that the heavyweight rivals will get it on next year.

    Wilder takes on former Prizefighter contender Jason Gavern on the undercard to Kell Brook's attempt to be crowned world champion by beating Shawn Porter in Carson, California, live on Sky Sports 1 this Sunday morning.

    The 31-0 American is ranked number one by the WBC and even though Fury's fight with Dereck Chisora is an eliminator for the WBO version, they are still on a collision course.

    "In the back of your mind you already know who you want me to fight...Tyson Fury," he said.

    "You know the way me and him have been dealing with all out on social media. I don't think we even need a promoter for this one.

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    "It's been going on for a couple of years, it's been me and him going back and forth, it's been comedy and me and him shooting our mouths off, so the publicity side of this is out there.

    "Everyone wants to see this happen. We've already sold it!

    "All that needs to be done is name a date, a time and a location and it will happen, next year...September."

    One of the first Tweets Fury sent out following the late postponement of his rematch with Chisora was to call out Wilder.

    The confirmation of that re-arranged all-British clash has since be confirmed and will now take place in London on November 22.
     
  11. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Moderator Staff Member

    Looking forward to the Porter/Brook fight, tough call, much will depend on how much Kell can control the tempo and action, and how he deals with the occasion//location, which won't be easy, he needs to fight very smart and keep Porter from getting into any kind of rhythm, if he can manage that I can see an very narrow points victory, if not, a Porter points or even a very late stoppage for me.
     
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  12. warmachine

    warmachine UGM Sponsored Athlete

    I want brook to get beat as i know some unsavory things about him that will come out in due time, especially if he wins
     
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  13. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Kells cut is bad news brown, needs to fight porter at distance
     
  14. Mass Monster

    Mass Monster Elite Member

    Well done Special K world class performance!!!
     
  15. Rudedog

    Rudedog Senior Member

    Looking forward to watching this later. Well done Kell!