Contracts signed for Golovkin-Proksa fight on September 1st

By Boxing News - 07/26/2012 - Comments

Image: Contracts signed for Golovkin-Proksa fight on September 1stBy Jason Kim: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golokin (23-0, 20 KO’s) will be taking on the big punching EBU middleweight champ Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KO’s) on September 1st in the United States in a fight that will be televised by HBO. The contracts were signed by both fighters earlier today, according to Dan Rafael, and the fight is now good to go.

Proksa, 27, has good power but not much in the way of size at only 5’8″. He’s basically a welterweight-sized middleweight who likes to fight with his hands down by his sides. Proksa gets hit a lot, but his power and movement bail him out. His best wins have come against Sebastian Sylvester and Kerry Hope. Unfortunately, that’s the extent of Proksa’s experience against quality opposition during his seven year pro career.

Golokin, 5’10”, is taller with the bigger puncher and much more amateur experience than Proksa. Of course, that may not mean much because Golovkin has never faced a fighter like Golovkin in the pro ranks. In the amateur ranks, Golovkin fought and defeated better fighters than Proksa, beating Lucian Bute, Andy Lee and Andre Dirrell. In the pro ranks, Golovkin has been pretty well protected by his handlers and he only now is starting to fight quality opposition.

It’s going to be really interesting to see how Golovkin handles Proksa’s style of fighting. Proksa likes to throw a lot of looping shots, and it’s difficult for some of his opponents to adjust to that kind of delivery. He uses a lot of angles for his shots, and is capable of throwing with big power no matter where he’s at. However, Proksa is going to have to have to possess a good chin if he wants to get through this fight in one piece, because Golovkin is clearly the bigger puncher and the bigger fighter. This could turn out to be a mismatch with Golokin taking the EBU champ Proksa apart. You’d like to have seen Proksa face a little better opposition than Sylvester and Hope to prove that he belongs in a title fight.

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