By Daniel Hughes: IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) certainly showed last night against Daniel Geale (30-3, 16ko’s) why he is now widely recognized as the best 160lb fighter on the planet with his dismantling of the durable, experienced ex-champion, Geale.
The Australian challenger for me by a level, the best opponent Golovkin has faced in the pro ranks. Golovkin to many hadn’t faced a real genuine contender yet in the middleweight division, Geale was certainly that. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last night HBO displayed a quote from IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch in which he said that he wanted no part of fighting WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs), and that he’s someone that should be avoided or steered around.
HBO commentator Max Kellerman tried to see the comment in a positive light by saying that Froch may have meant that he would avoid mixing it up with him if he actually fought him, but he wasn’t quite sure if that’s what he meant or not. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO’s) called out WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) tonight after Golovin’s 3rd round destruction of his 17th knockout victim Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) at Madison Square Garden, in New York.
After depositing a bleeding and beaten Geale on the canvas in the 3rd round courtesy of a fight hand to the head, Golovkin told Max Kellerman of HBO “Miguel Cotto. I respect his style. This is big event for boxing. I want unification fight. A lot of champions Miguel Cotto, Peter Quillin.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: I honestly felt bad for Daniel Geale when he decided to take the fight with Golovkin – this is the first time he would appear on the biggest of possible stages (with the exception of the MGM Grand) and he would not be given the credit he deserves as a fighter due to being obliterated by Golovkin.
I actually thought Geale would do better, and use movement to frustrate and tag Golovkin, which he did his best to do, but Golovkin got his KO in the 3rd round instead of the 8th or 9th as I expected.
How did Daniel Geale get knocked out so quickly? Well, the simple fact is that Golovkin packs heavyweight punching power in the middleweight division. It is worthwhile to let that fact sink in – so when there is an exchange and he gets tagged and Golovkin comes back with a fast counter, this is what happens. Again, I suspected that Daniel Geale would try to engage Golovkin at times, but even I didn’t expect the fight to end so quickly. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO’s) destroyed challenger former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KO’s) in a 3rd round knockout on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Golovkin knocked Geale down twice in the fight, once in the 2nd and the final time in the 3rd round. Golovkin finished Geale with a right to the head in the 3rd that put him down on his back. Geale got back on his feet but the referee Mike Ortega stopped it due to him being too hurt. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:44 of the 3rd round. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) has a lot on the line tonight in his fight against Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KO’s). There’s a potential huge pay-per-view fight against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) that could take place next December on HBO if Golovkin looks good in dealing with the Australian Geale.
Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach will be at tonight’s fight at MSG, getting a good look at Golovkin first hand to decide whether he’s good enough to put in the ring with Cotto. Roach has a lot of sway over Cotto, and it’s quite possible he could talk him into facing Golovkin next if Roach likes what he sees of him. Roach can also talk Cotto out of talking the fight if he feels that he’s all wrong for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KO’s) stayed undefeated tonight in stopping 34-year-old Italian fringe contender Emanuele Blandamura (22-1, 5 KOs) in the 8th round to capture the vacant European middleweight title at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK.
Due to heavyweight Tyson Fury pulling out of his scheduled fight against Alexander Ustinov due to a family illness, the Saunders-Blandamura fight was moved up to the main event. Saunders struggled badly with the faster Blandamura until hitting him with a wild right hand in the 8th round that had the Italian out on his feet. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Mike Perez (20-0-1, 12 KO’s) and Bryant Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs) will be fighting tonight in a WBC heavyweight eliminator bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jennings, 29, is the favorite to win, but Perez, 28, has a great chance of pulling off a minor upset if he can put enough pressure on Jennings to get him out of his zone.
It really wouldn’t be much of an upset if Perez wins, because Jennings hasn’t proven anything with the guys he’s beaten because none of them would have lasted against Perez either. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) spoke a little too soon about him never agreeing to fight Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) again in the future, because Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren says that Fury is still under contract to fight him.
Warren plans on rescheduling the rematch between the fighters as soon as he finds out how soon Chisora will be able to resume training. He’s got an injured thumb on his left hand that needs to heal before he can get back in the ring to resume training for his rematch with Fury. Warren mentioned Read the rest of this entry »
By B.G.B: There has been speculation surrounding the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana 2 fight since it’s announcement and questions that were being asked of Mayweather Jr with regards to the first fight have resurfaced. Is this the right fight for Mayweather? Is this an easy fight for Mayweather? What can Mayweather prove? Is Mayweather cherry picking?
It seems that the majority of fight fans as well as uneducated haters (in relation to the sport of boxing) believe Mayweather is protecting his own unique selling point, his 0 losses record. Read the rest of this entry »