Gennady Golovkin: “I'm a warrior, I like to fight, that's my style”
Jul 16 2014 11:33 PM
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Undefeated WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (29-0, 26KO's) talks to Boxing Channel ten days ahead of his highly anticipated match against former two-time champion Daniel Geale which will take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York, on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The encounter will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®.

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deepwater2 says:

That is the the style with the most risks but the most rewards. Keep up the good work GGG.

oubobcat says:

Golovkin is one of those fighters whose offense serves as his best defense.

Simply put, those jabs he lands have an impact and obviously his power is for real. So many opponents go more defensive when they fight him. They put the ear muffs on, back away and are hesitant to open up with anything themselves not wanting to create counter opportunities for Golovkin.

Skibbz says:

Think Kostya Tszyu but with more hooks and uppercuts. It's like watching one of my favourite fighters fighting again sometimes. GGG will sink Geale like the Thunder from Down Under!

thegreyman says:

Though I've never seem him fight defensively, his skills in that department have noticeable improved in the recent years of his career. He gets hit much less, as well as landing much more.

Geale is a tough guy and has never been stopped, so it will be interesting to see not only how competitive he makes this one, but also whether he lasts the distance.

GGG gave him a serious beat down in the amateurs back in 2001- outpointing him by a huge margin over 4 rounds in Asia. This isn't amateurs though- it's going to be serious fire-power coming Geale's way, from a finely tuned and refined Gennady Golovkin. Relentless violence he unleashes…

This isn't a game, this is box!

Skibbz says:

You're right Grey Geale is a tough customer and hard to deter. But GGG's power has made people think twice. He may get hit once or twice, realise the magnitude of the punches but bite down and have another go. But he'll get caught again and again until either his face is a bloody mess or his face is on the canvas.

I would love for it to go the full distance though, to credit both fighters and to get a closer look at GGG this stage of his career.

flackoguapo says:

If GGG passes this test he will finally not be as avoided, IMO. He is headlining MSG(main arena this time) He can bring in bigger named guys and now the excuses are not justified. Not overlooking Geale, but I think the GGG team know this is the REAL coming out party, if victorious. I think the “fight within the fight” will be Geale trying to keep GGG off rhythm and balance with lots of jabs and arm punches while GGG will be looking to position Geale and time him with some big counters since I see Geale taking the lead in this fight till' he gets hurt and starts second-guessing his lead shots.

brooklynrules says:

In the Stevens fight Abel told Genady to stay busy, no free shots. GGG chose “street-fight” instead most of the rounds, and offered Stevens the opportunity to counter, but we know the result. What do you think of my “Idiots Guide to Golvkin-Stevens' as a recap of this?
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5bjLN60E4A

thegreyman says:

Geale is durable, and has the eperience of going 12 rounds a total of 4 times. That will be an advantage in terms of pacing and strategy should the fight last that long. What may not weigh in his favour is the punishment he'll take over those 12 rounds.

Geale is also a very active fighter- team GGG are expecting 90-100 punches a round from Geale, and while he doesn't necessarily carry the power to knock a tough customer like Golovkin out with a single punch, we've seen his ability to wear opponents down with an accumulations of damage over time- as recently as forcing Garth Wood to retire in 5 this year. However, excluding Wood he hasn't stopped an opponent in four years.

These two attributes together- his durability and his punch output, may test Golovkin in new ways, and take him into deeper waters, but Golovkin's a killer shark, and deep water is where he belongs.

We'll see if Geale can swim there too.

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=flackoguapo;58593]If GGG passes this test he will finally not be as avoided, IMO. He is headlining MSG(main arena this time) He can bring in bigger named guys and now the excuses are not justified. Not overlooking Geale, but I think the GGG team know this is the REAL coming out party, if victorious. I think the “fight within the fight” will be Geale trying to keep GGG off rhythm and balance with lots of jabs and arm punches while GGG will be looking to position Geale and time him with some big counters since I see Geale taking the lead in this fight till' he gets hurt and starts second-guessing his lead shots.[/QUOTE]

Like I've pointed out before, there are plenty of people who want to fight him due to him having this reputation of being avoided. They want to be the one to “expose” as they say.

Once Mike Tyson lost to James Douglas, a lot of heavyweights were upset. They wanted to be the first one to do it.

Yeah these guys risk it but they are not afraid. Getting your a$$ beat is not a big deal man. The rewards far outweigh the risk for many middleweights, if not most, with the exception of Miguel Cotto.

Right now, I doubt K2 would fight Andre da Dirrell, for instance.

(Miguel Cotto-Andre Ward anyone?)

As for Geale, meh. Not gonna get it done. Someone should extort Loeffler into feeding him to Ward so we can get a true assessment of the depth of waters this shark can swim in.

Skibbz says:

Big fish better know that when the shark arrives the chances are I'll bite you. Something I used to say, no reference to Tyson (or Suarez). GGG is comfortable in his current position, this coming weekend we will find out how comfortable he is against a former world champion and someone who has the capabilities to take him the full 12.

If he passes, then no doubt more guys will be throwing their hats in the ring, but wanting to fight Gennady is one thing and defeating him is another, totally different prospect.