Neither Ward or Golovkin has fought a real good opponent so far… GGG knocks everybody out of course, but I think it’s smart for him to clean up 160 before he goes after Ward … If he could really make 154 it makes on sense to jump to 168 with great fights still at 160.
He’s getting better with each fight so he can afford to wait.. The biggest money fight @ 168 right now isn’t even a Ward fight.. It’s Froch vs Groves.. If Groves could actually beat Froch that would give Ward another opponent.. Ward doesn’t want 175 because Kovalev is there.. 168 looks barren as Hell … Nobody to fight.Posted February 2, 2014 5:40 pm
Yeah don’t think Ward can KO GGG but until Ward loses, can’t really pick against him. He has nullified all his opponents strengths.Posted February 2, 2014 11:28 am
If you want GGG against a boxing master, then Ward would be that man. Oh, yeah, and Ward would win, possibly by stoppage. I saw a lot of holes in GGG’s last fight that a guy like Ward would take advantage of all night. A lot of so-called boxing fans today love the brawler-puncher to the point they don’t even give boxers credit anymore, but it’s the smart boxer that always win those match ups.Posted February 1, 2014 7:01 pm
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Wehen will we ever see another unified & undisputed middleweight champion again? We have not have a unified champ sence Bernard Hopkins back in 2005 and before Hopkins long reign, there had been over 10 years sence Haglers long reign as well. Jermain Taylor takes over the betls and first losing the IBF belt, then the next year he losing the WBA title. So now there where the Lineal & WBC/WBO unified belts left and the same goes on to Kelly Pavlik but when Pavlik loses the crown to Sergio Gabriel Martinez in 2010, Martinez drops the WBO title and here we are today with 4 champions and that is to many for a classic division.Posted February 1, 2014 4:31 pm
I hope you have the guts to admit you were wrong Martin when Golovkin takes Ward apart BOY!Posted February 1, 2014 4:06 pm
eagle- nice yeah 3g is beast. its the general concensus he is a future great. networks have already jumped all over him and quickly he has become a bigger draw than ward. but thats not hard to do. my favorite ward clip is when froch jacked his jaw and his mouth piece flew out landing the best punch o the fightPosted February 1, 2014 3:44 pm
im just happy ward is gonna get sandwhiched between 3g and kovalev. ward could not possibly run he would have to retire and go out dishonored and disgraced.Posted February 1, 2014 3:42 pm
Bears, I told the story in one of my earlier quotes in this thread, but I’ll say it again seeing as you’re interested. Cloud was training at Big Bear for the Hopkins fight, and during that time he was using Golovkin as one of his sparring partners. But after the Hopkins fight was over he told Abel Sanchez that he couldn’t stay at Big Bear anymore. His explanation was this, if I stay here he said, Golovkin is going to give me my masters and my ph.d.Posted February 1, 2014 3:36 pm
peej- 3g said he would make 154 and fight floyd and that might be what they are hilding iut for before they jump up in weight. if 3g has any i terest in a 154fight makes no sense to move up yet. but we know floyd does not fight scary beasts he runs and ducks cause he us afraid. even when its a little asian beast named pacman. plus there is the winner of serg martinez vs cotto. hopefully serg body hold up. he does good and paces the way for superfight 3g vs serg marty of argentinaPosted February 1, 2014 3:33 pm
Peej, the claim that Golovkin will fight anyone from 154 to 175 has been misquoted. The original line was that they would be willing to move up or down if an offer for a good fight was made to them, but they also said at the time that middleweight was his main focus. Ward has said that he was willing to fight Golovkin but he never made an official offer for the fight, and to this day Andre says that it is not his job to call out other fighters. He is waiting for Golovkin to move up and make him an official offer, I see nothing wrong with this scenario and even Ward himself said that he appreciated the fact that Golovkin wanted to clean out his own division first. I see why some people have used this statement against GGG, but the criticism doesn’t really make sense when you know the whole story.Posted February 1, 2014 3:27 pm
the tavaris cloud story??? what is that i necer heard that yet can someone fill me in??Posted February 1, 2014 3:26 pm
Woop Woop, you heard me, Geale turned down a fight with Golovkin, not once but twice, fact, so just bloody well get over it. Last year the WBA ordered Geale to fight Golovkin, he took the Mundine fight instead, that was Danny’s choice and he paid for it by getting stripped of his title. He made the conscious decision to take the big money fight with Mundine, it was his responsibility and he made that decision himself. That’s one, the second time came when today’s fight was being set up, K2 offered the Monte Carlo fight to Geale first, and only went with Adama after Geale refused. This is also fact and was confirmed by Geale’s manager in an article in early January. Gary Shaw admitted that the Monte Carlo fight was offered to them, but stated clearly that Danny turned it down because he wanted the fight to be on HBO. The problem with that is that HBO were not that impressed with Geale after the Barker fight, and as a result they were not going to make any special accommodations for him. So to sum up, Golovkin offered Geale two fights, and it was Geale himself who turned them down, all verifiable if you want to read about it.
Cont. It would be interesting to see how he would handle Golovkins power and over all strength. Ward is a fine boxer but one could also question his opposition as well if tou are ro critic the opposition of Gennady. I would give the edge to Golovkin should they eventually meet.Posted February 1, 2014 3:06 pm
Good day. Golovkin has evolved into a much more rounded fighter compared to a few years ago. His power though natural is also aided and abetted by his SUPERB balance. He has complete leverage alignment when he delivers his strikes thus making his impact much more formidable. The gentlemen who spoke of his inside game spoke correctly when he stated that Golovkin has improved significantly in this area. This is where Ward would find issues in my view. He wouldn’t be able to manhandle this man as he has done on other occasions. Ward has yet to absorb a good solid impact strikePosted February 1, 2014 3:03 pm
Martin, Golovkin smothered his punches in that amateur fight by getting in too close to his opponent, but the reason he wasn’t getting his punches off in that fight is because it was the other guy who was holding him. Just watched the whole thing two times in a row, it was G aydarbekov who was doing all the holding. The only reason Golovkin gets thrown to the side is because he is trying to get his arms free to punch and his opponent grapples him to the mat instead of allowing him to do that. What Teddy was suggesting is that Golovkin walked into the holding by not using his jab enough to set up shots as he was coming in. And after close review, it is more than fair to say that the scoring was mystifying in that bout, I see multiple occasions where G aydarbekov was holding, but very few places where he was landing clean effective punching, not at all. Golovkin was the aggressor, and appeared to be doing more work on the inside in between the grabs, totally ignored by the judges.
There you go: anonymous is precisely the kind of overenthusiastic GGG fanboy that I was talking about. The suggestion that Golovkin would easily beat Ward, KOing him within four rounds, is utterly delusional. (I would give Kovalev a much better chance against Ward, but I doubt Ward will ever take that fight.)Posted February 1, 2014 2:20 pm
All the big names are AVOIDING Golovkin! This is common knowledge and has been for a long time. Andre Ward is a joke, all he ever does is fight in his own backyard, number 2 in the world? What a joke. Ward better than Rigondeaux? Don’t make me laugh. I look forward to the day Ward and Golovkin fight because Ward is going to get knocked out. The only thing GGG and his team have said is that they are happy to fight ANYONE from 154-175. This is all over the internet, go look it up on youtube, there are countless videos of Golovkin offering to fight Ward, Duckweather, Martinez, Kiddie Chocolate, and Co … and not one of them has stood up and said fine, I’ll fight you. So now he’s trying to clean up at 160 and then move up to 168. And Golovkin will do it, no one at 160 will beat him, and then he’ll beat the crap out of everyone at 168. Ward won’t be able to handle Golvokin, he’s too skillful for Ward, too fast, closes down his opponent all the time, excellent aggressive defence, Golovkin will KO Ward.
I notice you made no mention of Kovalev, maybe that’s because Kovalev would absolutely wipe the floor with Ward even worse than Golovkin. The only thing Ward does well in the ring is headbutt and use his elbows. That won’t work against Golovkin and it certainly won’t work against Kovalev.
Golovkin stops Ward by the 4th round.
Kovalev stops Ward by the 2nd round. (That’s if Ward is lucky enough to get past the 1st round)Posted February 1, 2014 1:31 pm
@Anonymous, Golvokin & his trainer said they don’t want Ward yet. If you’re calling Ward a cherry picker than what Golvokin doing now in fighting a guy nobody even heard of. If Golvokin really wants Ward then he’ll move up 2 168 2 do it, until then he cherry picks his opponents 2!Posted February 1, 2014 12:39 pm
Let the slaughter beginPosted February 1, 2014 12:35 pm
whats the point of this fight ,adama clearing is not on his level ,how about fight ward ,groves or frochPosted February 1, 2014 12:18 pm
Yeah I agree, Golovkin v Ward, give Ward his usual home turf, after all he ain’t got the guts to fight on neutral ground, let him pay the judges, and the ref … he can even take peds if he wants. Golovkin will nail him early in the fight, Ward will go down, and Golovkin will finish him off. Golovkin KO’s Ward by the 4th round.
Ward should be grateful to last that long against Golovkin, because against Kovalev he’d be nailed before the end of the 2nd round.
Best thing Ward can do is cherry-pick opponents he can fight in his own backyard and stay away from GGG and Kovalev.
But by all means Andre if you think you can beat them go right ahead and taken on Golovkin or Kovalev, you’ll get knocked out by both of them.Posted February 1, 2014 12:15 pm
GGG is a beast, butbitbreally looking like he’s going to have move up to 168 to reach his full potential. I think he’ll do well at 168 as well. He appears to be the real deal.Posted February 1, 2014 11:55 am
Andre clowns that boy at 168 like he clowned Froch…Posted February 1, 2014 10:46 am
C’mon, Andre whip that boy at168…Posted February 1, 2014 10:44 am
Ward and Golovkin at 168! Andre!Posted February 1, 2014 10:42 am
“Why is Canelo running from GGG?”
Has GGG ever called him out? At 154?Posted February 1, 2014 10:10 am
I only brought up the Olympic final in order to illustrate that GGG is not invincible (some people round here seem to believe he is), and to suggest that he might have problems with fast boxers with longer reach who can keep him on the outside.
But I agree with what you say. Let’s hope he gets some of those big middleweight fights over the next year or so. (But by the same token, let’s stop talking about him moving up to fight e.g. Ward or Kovalev, because it’s just not realistic at this point.)Posted February 1, 2014 10:09 am
The 2004 Olympics was ten years ago. That was then and this is now. Gennady Golovkin won gold at the World Champs 03 and silver at the Olympics 04, so he was at the top of the amateur game anyway. Now. This is the pro’s and Golovkin has adapted well. Gennady Golovkin may, or may not be, the best middleweight in the game today, but he sure looks like it .The only way we’ll find out for definite is when he meet the very top boxers and belt-holders, the top contenders at 160: Sturm, Martinez, Geale, Quillin. Maybe GGG will move up to 168 at some stage. Andre Ward would be a very big test for Golovkin.Posted February 1, 2014 9:54 am
P.S. I just watched it with the US commentary. What Teddy Atlas and the other commentator keep saying is that Golovkin is constantly “smothering” his own work by running in and holding, not throwing punches, and leading with his head (for which he is warned eight or nine times, so should have been deducted points for). The other commentator says at the end that G aydarbekov “wrestled the gold” from Golovkin, but they do not suggest he won it *by wrestling*, nor do they suggest Golovkin was in any way hard done by. G aydarbekov had to wrestle Golovkin *off* him in order to get the distance to land punches, and you can see that G aydarbekov beats Golovkin to the punch and picks him off with hard combinations off whenever there’s any distance, which is no doubt why Golovkin kept running in to hold.
Anyway, no doubt Golovkin has improved since then, but it seems to me that he might have real trouble with anyone with decent power and longer reach who can beat him to the punch. Someone like Tommy Hearns would have been a nightmare for him. I also see him losing badly to Ward, Kovalev, and also Froch (who has a granite chin, long reach and can box well on the outside, as he showed against Abraham).
In other words, I don’t see him moving up to 168 and dominating that division any time soon, if ever.Posted February 1, 2014 9:01 am
Eagle Eyes is a liar. Geale has never turned down GGG. It has all been explained before why he chose Mundine with every intention of fighting GGG in his very next fight. Also it was Geale who challenged GGG and it was GGG camp who turned it down for a possible fight with…….wait for it…….another blown up Jnr Middle in Kirkland. This is the sort of bias I expect from the blind and bluffed. Eagle Eyes has been sucked into the hype and thinks it is everyone else who is avoiding GGG. He even said that Kovalev was too afraid to spar GGG. See below:
Now wait for more lies of deluded denial.Posted February 1, 2014 8:50 am
Complete waste of time this fight. Is that easy for GGG Ive had a big bet just to win a few bob.Posted February 1, 2014 8:26 am
I think your “eagle eyes” must have failed you on this occasion. The reason G aydarbekov had to “wrestle” is that he was trying to stop Golovkin from holding on to him: he wanted to box, not hug, but the referee failed to warn Golovkin about holding (except maybe once or twice).
Seriously, watch round 3 and 4 again, and you’ll see that Golovkin keeps holding G aydarbekov and tying him up. G aydarbekov gets frustrated and so throws Golovkin to the side several times in order to get his arms free. He gets warned for this, but really it was Golovkin who should have been warned for running in and holding all the time.
If Golovkin wasn’t hurt, I don’t see why he would do all that holding: he must have known he was losing the fight, since he wasn’t even trying to land punches for most of round 3 and 4. To me he looked like a man simply desperate to survive the rounds.Posted February 1, 2014 8:24 am
I know its frustrating GGG not getting the big fights but at least he’s an active fighter. Maybe Ward should do the same and fight more than once a year. Fight some lesser fighters and get some more KO’s on the resume. When your not active your name isn’t in the mix.Posted February 1, 2014 8:15 am
DMX, Geale has already turned down a fight with Golovkin twice now.Posted February 1, 2014 8:05 am
Martin, poorly observed. It was G aydarbekov who was doing all of the holding, and at no point during that fight was Golovkin hurt. As Teddy Atlas put it, “he wrestled his way to a gold medal”. And you’re right about them not letting us spell his name, how utterly silly.Posted February 1, 2014 8:03 am
Daniel Geale or even Sam Soliman would both be great tests for GGG
Ah, I think it’s those first three letters it won’t allow, lol!Posted February 1, 2014 7:41 am
G aydarbek G aydarbekovPosted February 1, 2014 7:39 am
Seriously, there seems to be a block on this guy’s name! Try it yourself.Posted February 1, 2014 7:38 am
Every time I put “Double G”‘s real name in, it gets blocked.
Let me try it like this:
G a y d a r b e k G a y d a r b e k o v.Posted February 1, 2014 7:36 am
Double G also destroyed Zsolt Erdei, Jermain Taylor and Jeff Lacy in the Olympics (and Lacy was at that time considered the best on the American team).
Why he never turned professional I have no idea.Posted February 1, 2014 7:35 am
For those who think “Triple G” is invincible, go and watch him get destroyed by “Double G” in the Olympics. Golovkin spent the final rounds (3rd and 4th) holding on for dear life so as to avoid getting KO’d.Posted February 1, 2014 7:31 am
@Martin, Martin Murray’s last opponent was no better.Posted February 1, 2014 6:58 am
Adama’s last opponent has 17 wins, 25 LOSSES!!Posted February 1, 2014 6:32 am
GGG’s team already said they’re staying at 160 and moving up. They’re not going down to 154, so forget about Mayweather who plans to finish his contract with Showtime at 147.Posted February 1, 2014 6:15 am
ps NO WAY mayweather fights GGG, are yous mental?Posted February 1, 2014 6:11 am
Lenin perhaps he would but he.d have to fight him first to know for sure, Martinez might be too fast for him on his feet.Posted February 1, 2014 6:10 am
GGG would knock Martinez out. FMJ would never fight GGG, unless GGG accepts to go down to 150/152 so that he would be weakened and his punches less powerful. Pac would stay away from GGG, too. I can’t see anybody @160 being a real danger to GGG.Posted February 1, 2014 5:57 am
What would you say if Mayweather is waiting for Golovkin to win and then announces he will fight him instead of Kahn?Posted February 1, 2014 5:50 am
lol. GGG will destroy Geale. The top middleweights want F U money before they’ll step in the ring with Golovkin.
They don’t think he’s a hype job otherwise they would have fought him by now.Posted February 1, 2014 5:36 am
Not an easy fight but a guaranteed victory for GGG. I fancy a late TKO after Adama has given a good account of himself. Hopefully we get to see GGG and Martinez next but I won’t hold my breath.Posted February 1, 2014 5:22 am
Bulwayo2 – No need to expand on WHAT!?! fine knowledge. Except I will add that when Geale fought Adama as a World title defence, Adama was a Top 10 Middleweight and in his prime. Now years later GGG is feasting on leftovers, although this isn’t the first time GGG has done that. If you think that GGG IBO belt means something then you are clearly grasping at straws. You got anything else that isn’t simply fan boy bias.Posted February 1, 2014 4:36 am
I have to stick up for Geale on that one. Geale got punished for Sturm ducking GGG for 2 years. Geale was quite happy to face GGG after his fight with Mundine. A fight with Mundine represented a 7 figure payday and at the time GGG was not well known as the powerhouse we see today, so the payday would of been considerably less. Geale also could avenge a controversial defeat against Mundine. Geale also had won two World titles in Germany on points no less, and its only fair he got a fight at home which against GGG it would of been another international trip. Geale has also said he is up for a GGG bout whenever, but he gets no response and has to stay busy against domestic guys like in his next fight vs Garth Wood.Posted February 1, 2014 4:29 am
Nice rant Tark. However Kovalev won his title. GGG was given his and has defended it against blown up Welters and Jnr Middles or rusty, injured and fighters who are other champs left overs. Oh just like his next fight. That is why Kovalev gets more respect. Kovalev also calls out the other champs when he knows a fight can be scheduled, just like after his last demolition job. GGG name drops fighters who are injured or have fights scheduled to look like they are avoiding him. His camp are smart and have obviously fooled you, but don’t feel bad as you aren’t Robinson Crusoe on that island of smoke and mirrors. If you are close to the camp and/or promotional banner (which you are not) then you might know something, otherwise stick to that ever fading fight force in North America that you claim to know so much about.Posted February 1, 2014 2:38 am
GGG is a great fighter and good puncher, but he has a challenge in Adama, lets not talk about the future yet, he has a hungry live dog in front of him. It’s not automatic that he wins that fight in my opinion.Posted February 1, 2014 2:32 am
Golovkin-Adama will be telecast in over 100 countries, except USA…………
Golovkin’s last fight Vs. Stevens was HBO’s third highest rated boxing match for 2013. Difficult to understand why HBO/USTV is boycotting this fight………..Posted February 1, 2014 2:27 am
Woop Woop…, You don’t know what you’re talking about. Golovkin has been a world champion for a long time. He has more title defenses than Martinez and Quillin put together. He is a great puncher and a great attacker who uses a great jab and footwork to cut the ring off and force hard exchanges of punches.
You rarely see a clinch and GGG imposes a killing pace. He just wears you out and cuts you down. He doesn’t let you live.
He has a much more impressive amateur record than Kovalev. He has many more wins and far fewer losses. Kovalev looks scary. He looks like a fighter, even a killer. Golovkin is so fresh faced and clear eyed he doesn’t really look like a boxer. But he’s the best at 160 and he may get a chance to prove it this year.
He always says he wants to fight Martinez and Quillin but they never say they want to fight Golovkin… However the money is bigger than any other fight they could possibly make after Martinez finishes off Cotto later this year.Posted February 1, 2014 2:17 am
Eagle Eyes – Kovalev has proven to be a worthy champion because he beat a belt holder (albeit a soft one) in Cleverly. He has beaten Top 10 competition also. Now you are saying that although Kovalev is calling out big punching, strong and athletic Stevenson, that even he, Kovalev, is ducking GGG also. Too scared to spar with GGG. Wow you suckers really are bluffed to blindness for your all conquering illusionist called GGG.Posted February 1, 2014 2:10 am
“Hidalgo, if you are tired of the talk about this guy then stop talking about him, leave it to those of us who recognize Golovkin for what he is.”
Another newbie on ESB with a big mouth. I recognize Golovkin for what he is–a great talent that’s not getting the fights he deserves. My point is that everyone keeps talking about him but he’s not getting big, important fights. So please Eagle Eyes, go back to knitting.Posted February 1, 2014 2:07 am
If Golovkin is a hype job, one would have thought ” Mouthy Mayweather ” would jump at the chance of a very lucrative pay night against a very sub par oponent. Difficult to deny it would be an enormous PPV, Golovkins fight tomorrow night is being shown in 100 country’s, he’s a star.
Floyd Money Mayweather
I don’t want to get good-boyedPosted February 1, 2014 1:14 am
Badger, Floyd boxed fought at 152 pounds, but is was for the 154 lineal title. He is recognized as the no.1 light middleweight in the world, if they are calling him the best at 154 then he is a light middleweight. He is also a welterweight, but you can’t deny that world titles at both weights make it about as official as it can get.Posted February 1, 2014 1:01 am
actually Floyd boxed at 152. so he is not a jr middlewt.Posted February 1, 2014 12:34 am
Murray is a fight Golovkin could grab a headline with, but Martinez is holding a crooked belt which belongs to Martin.
No different to Bradley’s belt and the robbery he got over Pacquiao.
Right?Posted February 1, 2014 12:21 am
I’d like to see Gennady Golovkin in with some of the best at middlewight in 2014..but will they face him? Sturm, Martinez, Quillin, Geale, can you step up, please, and take the challenge?!? These are the kind of guys GGG should be facing, hopefully over the next couple of years. It might take that long.Posted February 1, 2014 12:00 am
Woop Woop, how can you think Kovalev is the real deal and not think Golovkin is the real deal, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever!! Kovalev is a slightly more two dinensional version of Golovkin, and even though he is a little bigger than Golovkin, he was still afraid to spar the man.Posted January 31, 2014 11:58 pm
Yep, You’re an idiot Woop Woop.Posted January 31, 2014 11:53 pm
CAN NOT WAITPosted January 31, 2014 11:35 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn, Floyd has 2 154 lb belt from the red head Mexican. And 1 147 belt.
I believe SRED and all those alleged AKA’s over an ANON.Posted January 31, 2014 10:47 pm
Agreed.Posted January 31, 2014 9:35 pm
Golovkin has a belt!
WTF does it have to do with GBP?Posted January 31, 2014 9:04 pm
Hidalgo, if you are tired of the talk about this guy then stop talking about him, leave it to those of us who recognize Golovkin for what he is.Posted January 31, 2014 8:59 pm
Never once saw a dog, cat or stani smoke or tickle a Salmon, but then again I ain’t from the North East and I never tried to talk the Durham Constabulary into letting me deliver a rotary chicken to a cop killer holding a sawn-off under his chin!
But my keepie-uppie record has never been broken by Gazza either and believe it or not …. I can handle my booze!Posted January 31, 2014 8:57 pm
I’m tired of the talk about this guy. He must have pissed off Golden Boy or something because by the time he gets his first big fight he’ll be 45 years old.Posted January 31, 2014 8:38 pm
I hate the stani bit. He ain’t stani anything he’s fecking RUSSIAN!!!Posted January 31, 2014 8:13 pm
Little bit overrated thus far having not really fought anyone.
Martinez won’t be a yard stick either as he’s lucky to even hold his title!
Not much at 160 for Golovkin either which mitigates as well.
-6 or +8lbs is a big ask as well at 31!Posted January 31, 2014 7:53 pm
B Red, the other middleweights are avoiding him in the hopes that he will eventually get frustrated and move up, they don’t deserve a free pass just because they are too chicken to fight the man. I don’t like seeing fighters being rewarded for cowardice, but I find it quite mystifying that some folks think it’s perfectly acceptable for Golovkin to be shut out at middleweight, and yet they have nothing to say about the other fighters who have really been the cause of this situation. In truth, it is guys like Murray, Geale, and Martinez who are actually forcing him to stay at 160, they know he wants to clean out the division but the only power they have is to play keep away with the best middleweight on the planet. If you want Golovkin to fight Ward, then put some pressure on Martinez and the other cowards so that GGG can properly take care of business at 160, then he can go on to fulfill his destiny without any more distractions, disruptions, and BS.Posted January 31, 2014 7:51 pm
I boxed and I get the GGG hype.Posted January 31, 2014 7:26 pm
too bad hbo is not showing this.Posted January 31, 2014 7:25 pm
haggler stayed at 160. ray leonard moved up to box him.Posted January 31, 2014 7:24 pm
If every MW is ducking Triple like his handlers claim, step up to 168 and fight Ward, ya dig. ThatsPosted January 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Edit> Floyd fans got a real bad case of the F.O.GPosted January 31, 2014 6:57 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Floyd fans a real bad case of the F.O.G aka Fear of Golovkin. They’re absolutely terrified of the spectre of him moving down to 154 and knocking Floyd’s big old swollen PED head into orbit around the stratosphere. They’re so scurred that even the mere thought of him continuing to reside in the division North of Floyd’s has got them shaking in their boots like a s-h-i-t-i-n-g dog on a roller coaster, which is why they keep desperately trying so hard to force him up to 168 all the time. Up to 168 and ideally into the hugging arms of Ward so that a brutha can take his cherry and they can then all beat their chests in a mass display of racial pride. Gonzo knows what time it is. His all seeing eye don’t miss a beat. He’s sharper than a a brand new razor.Posted January 31, 2014 6:56 pm
Only 2 guys will give ggg problems shawn porter and andre ward.the inclose and smother techniques would spoil gggs boxing.as for martinez it will never happen.he wants cotto then canelo next.Posted January 31, 2014 5:14 pm
If there anybody that I think could take GGG it’s Shawn porter, has a viscous 3-4 punch attack and duck or block the counter punch while doing this all night. He can take a punch, and was a former L.H weight where he first started, but gain speed and has the same power as he lost weight, MY prediction is he the one to clean up and will be knocking on Floyd door soon, as he hold the 147# IBF belt.
this fight on cable in usa?Posted January 31, 2014 4:44 pm
GGG may have to wait to at least the winter for marteniz fight and that’s if he gets past cotto and remain un injured. I have a feeling that the 3 other champs are not to keen to fight GGG. But any fight is worth watching with GGG, he’s doing in his best to get the big fights but in the mean time fighting the best competion he can getPosted January 31, 2014 4:22 pm
Somebody tell BoxNation’s press release people that Martinez is fighting Cotto in the summer and that a fight with GGG is the absolute last thing on his mind, something that applies to the rest of the embarrassment of a top 10 at 160.Posted January 31, 2014 4:10 pm
Read between the lines people. I am facing another nobody, someone else (this time Geales) left overs as usual. I can only beat little guys and other shot fighters who have been beat by real champions who earned, fought and won their belts unlike mine that was handed to me. I’ll just name drop at the end so it seems like I want to fight the other champs but really, I am making good money fighting blown up Welters and Jnr Middles in my tax free haven in Monte Carlo. I enjoy this money that all the suckers who have jumped on my hype train keep giving me. There is one born every minute and they must all be drawn to my fan base. Choooooooooo!!! Chooooooooooo!!!Posted January 31, 2014 4:06 pm
Lets hope the elite fighters at 154-160 accept the challenge and fight him!Posted January 31, 2014 4:05 pm
Go to Google Chrome type in Kiwisportz, they are showing the Monaco fights starting at 5pm Greenwhich mean time.
True indeed!Posted January 31, 2014 4:04 pm
One must consider the quality of the opponents before any fighter can be view as an elite. GG’s resume is not that impressive considering the type of opponents he has faced. He may be as great as many people believe, but until he fights some top level fighter one must wait and see.Posted January 31, 2014 3:57 pm
Lets hope to see triple g vs martinez in a unification bout this fall. I think at this stage in his career sergio is shot! He may not beat cotto. Sergio in his prime would give triple g a hell of a fight i agree. But obviously triple g is being avoided for a reason!Posted January 31, 2014 3:44 pm
Please! GGG is a talented fighter who hasn’t really beat anyone while Martinez is an established champion. I can see Martinez schooling him. I have watched several fights with GGG Aand while he is very good I honestly don’t get the hype.Posted January 31, 2014 3:37 pm
From 154 to 160 i cant see anyone beating triple g. That include may and pac! Dude is a beast, monster and the absolute truth! I can easily see why he is avoided! He would destroy both martinez and quillen!Posted January 31, 2014 3:28 pm