I know where your coming from Tark. This Rosado fight is one strange fight!
Just saw some of the sparring of Smith and GGG wow!
I dont know if golovkin is hype or not? this figh cannot t prove him great but it might expose him if he doesnt look goodPosted January 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Right… And Paulie Malignaggi KO’s Austin Trout in 2.Posted January 11, 2013 8:15 pm
I don’t believe in middleweights sparring heavyweights.. Heavyweights are too slow, generally too tall, and punch too hard.. Great sparring partners are similar weight, height, and style as your next opponent, are very fast, very skillful, and throw tons of tricky punches, but not with thunderous power.. And if you’re a world champion you make enough money to hire real good ones.
How can Gennady prove he’s not just hype by fighting a guy like this? He certainly proved the wasn’t hype in his last fight by smashing a much tougher guy with no problem. I don’t understand the selection of Rosado because Edwin Rodriguez accepted an offer to fight him and he was also matched with this Oos character.Posted January 11, 2013 5:42 pm
Golovkin has a heavy weight as a sparring partner and last week he hurt him. Dhafir Smith said this is the toughest Camp he has ever been in, Golovkin hits like a heavy weight.
and you think Rosado who has to move up in weight from 154 is going to be a threat?
also a lot of you fail to understand defense as fighting defense. Golovkin has amazing defence he uses his gloves and pushes down a fighters hits and moves them aside, this is a martial arts trait and one I never see anyone else use.
If you watch the Proksa fight he uses a lot of skills that other fighters simply don’t possess.
This is wear all the hype is coming from, his boxing skills and his power. he also really has amazing ring control and precise punches, he doesn’t waste any punches.Posted January 11, 2013 4:57 pm
3-G reminds me a lot of Pavlik. He has serious power but questioable defensive skills. Both guys get hit too much and that’s a formula which always seems to lead to a short career at least at the top level of this sport. I think the much improved Rosado will be a difficult fight for Golovkin and an upset would not be beyond the realm of possibility. just saying.Posted January 11, 2013 4:38 pm
Fight Aficionado I watched Rosado last fight and he really plants himself when goes to punch more then a jab.
He is going to get knocked around the ring. I don’t even see him having a chance at all
Jan 19 we will all see it all the middle weights will see it and know one will want to fight him.Posted January 11, 2013 4:13 pm
You always know a writer is trolling when he brings up a fight from two years ago…Posted January 11, 2013 2:34 pm
Koolz I do agree GGG is the obv favorite and should win. But Rosado’s a game fighter coming off a hot 2012. He won’t lay down.Posted January 11, 2013 2:31 pm
Jeff Sorby, I do believe you and other skeptics are in for a boxing lesson. Golovkin is the real deal and will be further vindicated on the 19th. Why do you think some of the top fighters have avoided him even though a victory over him would have raised their own stock and persona in the sport? It is because they know what many do not… Golovkin is the hardest and most lethal puncher at the weight. I will agree with you that his defense is not great. He reminds me a little of Kosta and Marciano, without the head movement (This could prove to be his eventual downfall). He will fearlessly take abuse, believing that his chin will hold up in order to fire away, wear you down his opponent and take him out. Very entertaining fighter who will beat Rosado and force others to account for him and give him fights. Martinez’s days are numbered.Posted January 11, 2013 1:59 pm
Golovkin is not just hype but he is vulnerable. What usually saves him is his thunderous KO punches. Even as an amateur, Bute connected often with Golovkin’s chin. Other pros have done it since. Even Proska managed to find his chiin regularly in the five rounds prior to being TKOd by Golovkin. Rosado will be a tough fight but I think Golovkin is going to put him down. Gennady just needs to remember that Rosado is like a Timex watch: Takes a lickin’ but keeps on tickin’. I’ll be watching the fight.Posted January 11, 2013 1:33 pm
Beating journeyman Rosado will prove nothing. What the hell are you talking about?Posted January 11, 2013 12:27 pm
This kid has been getting alot of hype…but he does have lots of skills overall.He has better skills then Chavez Jr. but JR. comes in fight night as a lt.hvwt. It will be fun to see what happens here.Posted January 11, 2013 12:14 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Rosado’s record is a little deceiving, he can crack. Don’t know if it’s enough for GGG…Posted January 11, 2013 11:31 am
GGG = Hype Hype Hype. Keep fighting those little guys GGG.Posted January 11, 2013 7:22 am
Wow, this writer dont know much abou golovkin. Ore jus t a hater, because this article are about bashing golovkinPosted January 11, 2013 6:49 am
“maravilla” “soggy”=knockout fodder for Triple GPosted January 11, 2013 6:46 am
Fight Aficionado Hell no it’s not!
Golovkin better foot work, better boxing skills, he will come out fast after he sizes up the distance to Rosado’s big head. He will open up with lightning fast combos with Rosado against the ropes, the kind that bring a TKO.
Golovkin will box in close with left hook that could send Rosado to the floor. He will hit Rosado with shots to the ribs that could send rosado to the floor. Golovkin will use amazing defense against Rosado.
Anyone who liked Rios-Alvarado must watch this fight. It’s a similar type of match up. Both are aggressive, both carry a punch, both have plenty of heart. I expect carnage regardless of who wins.Posted January 10, 2013 6:41 pm