Sparring is a different story than an actual fight.. Headgear and big gloves make a world of difference. Boone Kirkman sparred with George Foreman a few times. His manager and chief trainer, Jack Hurley, bragged to everyone about how Boone dominated George. But George was boxing defensively, not his strong point. Boone was swinging for the fences.
Hurley figured Foreman was the perfect opponent for Kirkman after their sparring sessions.. He told everybody Boone would murder Foreman.. The bragging didn’t sit well with Foreman.. The match was made and Foreman ripped Kirkman a new axhole, crushing him in 2 rounds..
Before that, a few “experts” said Kirkman was going to be Heavyweight Champion — which was a joke, since he couldn’t defend himself well.Posted July 23, 2014 12:47 am
Actually GGG and Canelo sparred a few years ago. I don’t recall either of them owning the other but am sure they weren’t going 100%. A lot of times a trainer will tell their fighter to go easy on a guy to ensure they get more sparring in. If you knock their head off you’ll get no more sparring. Bet that’s what GGG’s trainer told him because I’m positive if they had a true fight GGG would mop the floor easy.Posted July 22, 2014 5:47 pm
trainutz… You’re the one who’s ignorant.
Golovkin would murder Canelo… A 5-round job, tops.Posted July 20, 2014 7:20 pm
hook you are nutz. It would be a good fight. Not even sure who I would pick.Posted July 20, 2014 3:21 pm
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LMAO …….GG would smash Canelos head in inside of 5 …..Posted July 19, 2014 11:31 pm
After watching Canelo fight Lara I come to believe that the perfect foil for Cinnamon is GGG. This would be a great fight while it last. Canelo has problems with fighting boxers like Lara & Mayweather. Triple G’s style would be a perfect matchup. Now if they can only get GGG into the ring which is no small feat since he has an infinity to fight tomato cans. Canelo by knockout within 10 rounds. Hey Northern Bastard tell us how you really feel.Posted July 19, 2014 11:27 pm
After watching Canelo fight Lara I come to believe that the perfect foil for Cinnamon is GGG. This would be a great fight while it last. Canelo has problems with fighting boxers like Lara & Mayweather. Triple G’s style would be a perfect matchup. Now if they can only get GGG into the ring which is no small feat since he has an infinity to fight tomato cans. Canelo by knockout within 10 rounds.Posted July 19, 2014 11:21 pm
What is this Te Tumbo jalapeno-sucker about?
Get some sense into ya lad ya greasy little roadsweep.Posted July 19, 2014 9:14 pm
How old is this woop woop charlie?
Here’s a choo choo for ya as I shove my roch hard 9 inch iron rod in your mouth, you short-pant wearing raspberry pancake.Posted July 19, 2014 9:11 pm
Oh listen to Dr Fookin TARK lad diagnosing away. Maybe Martinez can eat some grain fed organic and he`ll be right as rain eh you mukker?Posted July 19, 2014 9:09 pm
Tolstoy says..,”There are many talented, exciting opponents for Gennady at 160 including: Cotto, Martinez, Quillan, Korobov, Saunders, Murray, Lemieux, and Jacobs.”
Not Martinez… He’s a 40-year-old sack of knees and bone fragments.
Not Cotto… The notion Cotto would step foot into a ring with GGG is a pipedream.Posted July 19, 2014 2:08 pm
Assuming GGG beats Geale, and that may not be as easy as some think, the smart thing for him to do is to continue cleaning up the middleweight division. Contrary to what some are saying, there are many talented, exciting opponents for Gennady at 160 including: Cotto, Martinez, Quillan, Korobov, Saunders, Murray, Lemieux, and Jacobs. All this pound for pound nonsense is a lot of over-hype. Why should a fighter have to keep advancing to another division until he’s defeated?Posted July 19, 2014 11:08 am
GGG has a weak resume… he’s a ducker?? ok, Martinez wouldn’t fight him, Quillen wont fight him… Who at 60 has he ducked??Posted July 19, 2014 9:45 am
brza da originator
Geale is a world class fighter n tough who unlike gennady has been able to get big fights n has won most of them but has been highly competitive in all ( lost 2 close decisions ) so if u guys don t give credit to gennady if he has a spectacular win then u r holdin him to a higher standard therby in ur own way awknowledging hes a very special fighter ( if he beats geale convincingly im sold)Posted July 19, 2014 7:25 am
Geale aint a bad fighter. But I think GGG will smash him to bits within 6 rounds. I’ve been saying it for years, these middelweights are awful compared to other eras and other divisions today. When you check nearest weight classes. Around welterweight you have awsome fighters like Mayweather, Pacman, Garcia, Khan, Alvarez, the list goes on and on. All Marquee names fighting each other (to a certain extent anyway). Then you go above middle and you’ve had Froch, Ward, Kessler, Stevenson, Hopkins (still), Kovalev, Andre Dirrell, Dawson, Pascal etc. But then you look at the so call top middlweights of the past few years. Macklin, Barker, geale, Murray, Soliman, Sturm, Martinez (has been finished for a few years now, prime Martinez would have not struggled with the likes of Murray like he did). A part from GGG skills wise if your talking mythical pound for pound listings none of those middleweights (other than GGG) mentioned would rank above any other Fighter Ive mentioned outside middle.Posted July 19, 2014 7:14 am
Geale may not beat GGG but he is by far the best opponent he has faced………..Proksa smashed Sebastian Sylvester for three rounds ….Before Sebastian threw in the towel ….Wheres Sylvester and Geale went for a SD over 12 ……Proksa totally outclassed Sebastian ……Posted July 19, 2014 6:10 am
Gregorz Proksa is maybe GGs best opponent so far ? I am sure Daniel Geale will prove more than a handful for Golovkin …….Though I feel Geale is a tad to delicate to go the distance with GG……If Daniel gets caught early it will be all over …If not 6 10 rounds is my guess ……..Posted July 19, 2014 6:04 am
boxing barlow – you have just commented almost word for word stuff I’ve said about GGG for years. except I have been following him since 2001 when he beat Geale in Osaka Japan. I watched him throughout his amateur career and the only thing that saved my disappointment at him losing the 04 Olympic final was the idea that he would soon turn pro. I honestly believed he would be the sort of amateur gun that was fighting world class pro by his tenth fight (like kostya tszyu or rig or now lomanencko) so for me I’ve watched the last 5 years with dismay. Geale may not beat GGG but he is by far the best opponent he has faced – and as such no one can say for certain what will happen. after all macklin was knocked out by Jamie moore (who?) along time before GGG fought him
GGG has dodged, dipped, ducked, dived and …… dodged many challenges thrown out to him from ‘real’ champions and contenders. This is why his record is weak. The disrespect to Geale shown by posters on this forum are going to be eating humble pie at the end of this one. Geale boxes GGG to a wide UD with the exception of another boxing fix. The illusion will be exposed worse than the Wizard of Oz. The smoke will vanish and the mirrors will break. The hype train will be derailed. Chooooooooooo!!! Choooooooooooo!!!Posted July 19, 2014 5:34 am
I’m just frustrated by the way GGG’s career is progressing. I started taking note of his performances about 5 years ago and started to get excited. For me he looked awsome. He’s grabbed an alphabet belt and looked ready to start making waves. 28 years old and in his prime. But then nothing realy progressive. He has won 11 ‘world title’ fights but Macklin is probably the only guy on his record who is half decent. And at that point when he fought Macklin I thought he would start to step up and fight other guys like Geale, Barker, Sturm, etc he took a step back down in level and fought Adama and Stevens! The guys now 32 and I really think the past 4 years have just been wasted. People say he’s avioded but money talks and his promotional company need to invest in him and pay a better level of fighter to get in the ring with him. Geale is not the worst fight in the world but at this stag in his career I was expecting better. He should have been fighting the Geale’s of this world 4 or 5 fghts ago. He’s an absolute watsed talent. The guy should be the next Mike tyson and should have ripped his way through the likes of Geale, Sturm, and the other less glamourous middleweights by now and should now be one of the biggest names in the sport and be feasting on the likes of Alvarez, Froch and Ward. Instead we are at a stage where I honestly cant see him fighting a Marquee fighter any time in the near future. Whats a waste!Posted July 19, 2014 4:52 am
Cotto, Quillin, Canelo, Geale, Murray, Rubio and Soliman , all are decent opponents for GGG but none of them would push GGG very hard in a fight.
GGG will be truly tested when he will move up @ 168. Out there the fighters are at a really top level. Ward, Froch, Groves, Chavez Jr and even Kessler are really hard fights for GGG.
p.s I ‘d like to see the GGG vs GGroves sparring session very badly. Hope they release it on yt.Posted July 19, 2014 4:01 am
Middleweiight division is awful at the minute. Geale is not an elite level fighter and there’s no other elite level fighters in the division manye bar Cotto if he chooses to stay there. GGG need to move up, boil down, or temp bigger name to move up to the division. If he wants that elite status that many think he deserves he needs a win against a elite level fighter. Mayweather, Alvarez, Cotto, Ward, Froch, Kessler. These are the names he needs to be chasing.Posted July 19, 2014 3:48 am
Golovkin by knockout!!!Posted July 19, 2014 1:52 am
Geale is probably the best pro-fighter that Golovkin has faced. However, while I do think Golovkin is unproven at the highest levels, I’m not sure that Geale is the guy to beat him… I guess we’ll see.Posted July 19, 2014 1:39 am
Geale best GGG has faced and if GGG wins its a great great winPosted July 19, 2014 1:37 am
Geale never fought Robert Stieglitz, who is a former super-middleweight beltholder. Neither is he a two-time middleweight champion. He beat Sebastian Sylvester for the IBF-strap, and then unified when he took Sturm’s WBA title.Posted July 19, 2014 1:08 am
brza da originator
I will be at msg for this event n I just wanna say a great fight is takin plsce in the feature but im also physced for the co feature . Promoters can t go wrong puttin 2 heavyweight contenders on an undercard . America fiends for boxings storied division again n wit exciting fighters like fury wilder n stevierne around all it will take is a decent investment from a promoter n nerwork for it to take off . 50 cent can u hear me ( ain t no comp from oscar n bob all the way up here )Posted July 19, 2014 12:15 am
At least Canelo doesn’t know the art of ducking like the hype job Triple G.Posted July 18, 2014 10:52 pm
I strongly believe Canelo would lose easily to either GGG or Geale, no doubt!!!Posted July 18, 2014 9:46 pm
Canelo, I’m sorry, but he really SUCKS!!! It’s harsh but the truth!!Posted July 18, 2014 9:40 pm
Two class act fighters willing to face the best!!Posted July 18, 2014 9:35 pm
hit annd hope
And undoubtedly auzbox this is a step up for himPosted July 18, 2014 9:32 pm
hit annd hope
I like geale solid fighter but so far ggg has looked unstoppable I honestly dont see it going 6Posted July 18, 2014 9:30 pm
You all doubt geale. He is taking it to a decision. Maybe a loss but he is the best GGG has facedPosted July 18, 2014 8:41 pm
GGG will get KO’d by Canelo!!!!!!Posted July 18, 2014 8:32 pm
i am the sorcerer, an all knowing white witch – and i predict gary golovkin ko victory. I am the greatest foreseer in the valley of the angels and gaysPosted July 18, 2014 6:52 pm
Great interview to show the true class of a proven A lister in Geale and the brash, arrogance and rudeness of a guy who didn’t even win his title, in GGG. Just like in the ring on 26 July, GGG camp was all over the place in this interview reminiscing of his win over midget Stevens and looking ahead to a clash with midget Cotto. GGG is truly worried about this fight against a natural sized, skilful Middleweight. His anxiety will grow in every round knowing his endurance can’t take him deep into the championship rounds. Geale will box his ears off and the band wagon jumpers will be aghast at what they are witnessing. The realisation of this fraud will hit home like a sledgehammer as the hype train is derailed. Chooooooooooooooo!!! Chooooooooooooooo!!!Posted July 18, 2014 6:51 pm
Geale is a solid fighter with good work rate, as we saw against mundane and Barker! Can he keep out if GGG’S punching power for 12rounds?!.. Probably not…Posted July 18, 2014 6:49 pm
This is an easy pick. GGG stops Geale. The Oracle has spoken.Posted July 18, 2014 6:09 pm