Golovkin vs. Macklin possible for June
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KO’s) and #2 WBC, #11 WBA, #14 IBF Matthew Macklin (26-4, 23 KO’s) are being talked about for a fight that will take place in June, according to Steve Kim. Macklin has been given an offer for the fight.
The word is he’s concerned about inactivity because he hasn’t fought since last September when he blew out Joachim Alcine in one round in a mismatch. Macklin has since had nose surgery to repair a problem with his nose.
Before that, Macklin hadn’t fought since being stopped in the 11th round in March of last year. The fight against Alcine was a mismatch going in and it’s not surprising that Macklin stopped that guy because he was blown out by the slow as molasses Alfredo Angulo in 1 round a couple years earlier.
What this means is that Macklin will have only fought once in 15 months by the time he enters the ring to face Golovkin in June, if he agrees to take the fight and I have serious doubts that Macklin will accept the fight.
Let’s face it; Macklin is made to order to Golovkin even if he runs for 12 rounds and he probably won’t do that. Macklin is just too hittable and Golovkin will make easy work him. However, Golovkin won’t destroy Macklin simply because of his inactivity.
Heck, it doesn’t matter how active Macklin is. He could fight every day of the year and he’ll still be destroyed by Golovkin in four or five rounds tops. The problem is Golovkin is just too powerful, too talented and too highly skilled for a guy of Macklin’s class.
I just hope Macklin doesn’t turn the fight down because it looks like he’s already been passed over for a shot at former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for June with him looking at facing Darren Barker instead. Macklin might as well take the fight with Golovkin and get a nice payday and take his lumps.