Saturday, 12 May 2012

Golovkin too good yet again...

Future pound-for-pound contender Gennady Golovkin.
WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is climbing up the middleweight rankings very fast and many people are now even asking for a fight between him and current super-middleweight king Sergio Martinez. Tonight, once again, the 30-year old beat yet another opponent with ease. It took him less than three rounds to finish off Makoto Fuchigami. The referee stopped the fight in the third round as it was clear that the Japanese champion had nothing left.

This was Golovkin's fourth defence of his titles and his 23rd win in a row. He has also proved once again that he does not only have superior boxing skills but also devastating punch power as this was his 20th KO in just 23 fights (one of the highest KO percentages in the world today).

For a long time now, there has been no middleweight around that would even be considered to be on the same level as pound-for-pound contender Sergio Martinez but the Kazakh prospect is causing a very big stir in the division already. There is no doubt that he is just as good, if not better than the likes of Felix Sturm, Matthew Macklin and Martin Murray but he needs to fight one of these top contenders just to get rid of any doubts in everyone's minds.

All we can do for now is wonder and hope that one day Golovkin and Martinez end up in the same ring preparing for war, but it has to happen soon as Martinez is already 37 and Golovkin is not the youngest of fighters either. Let's try and get this fight to happen whilst both fighters are still in their prime.

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