Does anybody stand a chance against Golovkin?

Image: Does anybody stand a chance against Golovkin?By Sebastian Mora: Is there anybody that has a realistic chance against WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin? If you want to have a logical answer, you have to ask yourself what are the things a boxer MUST have to beat GGG? Endurance, chin, heart, incredible skill, and high boxing IQ, the boxer must be battle tested, cold blooded when facing adversity, and at least respectable power.

From 154 to 168 do I see any boxer with those attributes? I don’t know, lets see who is out there and how will they fit against GGG.

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Gennady “GGG” Golovkin: The REAL and the FAKE

1-vlcsnap-2015-05-17-05h04m31s245By Sebastian Mora: As we watch this great Eastern European fighter WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, we just have to wonder, are we witnessing the white version of a Mike Tyson? As soon as the first round starts you could see how this guy goes from a nice humble guy, to a devastating monster with power, skills, and better yet ZERO compassion for his opponent.

What do I like the most? The sportsmanship that he shows after the fight is over. There is a lot of things to like from this guy and when there is a lot of things to like from a boxer like Golovkin, fans unfortunately tend to forget a lot of stuff and give the boxer and HIS TEAM a pass for many questionable decisions.

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Should Manny dump Roach? Mayweather TBE?

1-12-5By Sebastian Mora: First of all I think we SHOULD give enormous respect to the two men Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao that went inside that ring last Saturday night.

Did the fight go how boxing fans wanted it to go? Probably not, I do not think the fight lived up to the hype. Is there anybody to blame? Let’s go back and see what we learned in that fight.

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Klitschko’s performance vs. Jennings – Sadam Ali ready for elite?

wladimir750By Sebastian Mora: When you look back at the history of the heavyweight division, it is understandable to wonder how would Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) fit against those greats. However, is it fair to discredit a hard working champion because he did not have the chance to compete in that era? Would it be fair to take credit away from the Miami Heat of 2012 for not beating the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan’s era? NO. So why do we take credit away from Klitschko?

Does he have a style that might be hard to like? Sure, I will give you that.. Sometimes I think to myself that he could do a little bit more while he’s boxing, but that does not mean he is not a great athlete.

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Boxingnews24 knockout mailbag: Beterbiev/Alvarez, Khan/Thurman/Brook, Rigo/Morales and more

beterbiev1022By Sebastian Mora: This is the second mailbag. I answered 5 questions this time, if your opinion or question is not here I will try my best to answer it on the next Boxingnews24 knockout mailbag.

Kelly: I have seen  your article regarding Artur Beterbiev. I agree with most of what you said. I only have one question. 

What would Eleider Alvarez do that other opponents have not done? I feel that hes overrated, has conditioning problems, and does not have the best technique. I think Cloud and Campillo (Sorry if I dont spell his name correctly) are still better than Eleider Alvarez. If I was Beterbiev manager, I would be trying to put him against Pascal or Chilemba! 

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Boxingnews Knock-Out Mailbag

floyd74By Sebastian Mora: First of all I would like to apologize, the mailbag was supposed to come out yesterday but for personal reasons I was not able to.

I will normally answer more questions, but since this is the first one I only answered five.

Jay: Hey, I’m Jay and I just read your article. Nice article but I have some things I must say. You said Manny whooped everyone like [Floyd] Mayweather did but he didn’t because he lost 5 times. He got knockout 3 times with two draws.

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Artur Beterbiev and his future

beterbiev63By Sebastian Mora: First of all, I will start by saying that I though Gabriel Campillo was going to atleast give Artur Beterbiev a solid 7 or 8 rounds. Gabriel Campillo is a fighter that lost a split decision to Beibut Shumenov (Boxer Hopkins got huge credit for beating) which many people thought could have gone either way.  

After that, he went on to fight and BEAT Karo Murat, (Another boxer Hopkins got huge credit for beating) although it was a split draw, anybody that watches that fight knows that it was mostly a hometown decision. No disrespect to Karo Murat of course.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: BREAKDOWN

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By Sebastian Mora: On May 2nd, will it be “Manny Pacquiao is bombing Floyd Mayweather Jr. with his left hand shots! Mayweather can’t see the punches coming! and does not seem to know how to move against this fast and strong southpaw Manny Pacquiao!” Or “Mayweather is just giving Pacquiao a boxing lesson, Manny can’t seem to find him and is eating counter after counter whenever he tries to come in.” 

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Amir Khan: The reality of a talented boxer

khan1By Sebastian Mora: Amir “KING” Khan, the man who claims to have the fastest hands in boxing, the biggest heart, and also the boxing skills to beat the pound for pound best Floyd Mayweather in a chess match. If you watch his fights, you do see a talented boxer, you also see a boxer that fights every round with passion and determination, and most importantly a fighter that believes every single word that comes out of his mouth.

The question is, why has he not yet gained the respect of so many hardcore boxing fans? Is it because he’s gotten stopped twice? Nope. Is it because he talks a lot of trash? Nope. Is it because he’s from the UK? I don’t think so.

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