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5’11” is short for 160? marvin hagler was 5’9″ on his toes and he had long arms. golovkin has huge reach.

Posted September 5, 2012 6:51 pm 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

Fred – that post about me thinking refs should deduct points from fighters who hold a lot was a reply to you by the way. This new format is bloody stupid, hard to work out who’s replying to who a lot of the time unless you write their name in your post.

Posted September 4, 2012 10:40 pm 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

Yeah I can’t stomach all that holding/headbutting crap either bro.. It’s awful to watch. Excessive holding is cheating as far as I’m concerned and referees should deduct multiple points of fighters who do it a lot an DQ them if the continue to persist.

Posted September 4, 2012 10:17 pm 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

I respect your opinion but to be honest I don’t understand that line of reasoning. Is Ward a very talented fighter? Yes. But would he whoop Froch, Kessler, and Abraham in their backyards? I’m afraid there’s no way of knowing the answer to that because there are too many variables to factor in. Home advantage is called home advantage for a reason. And there’s a reason why the home fighter never lost once in the Super Six. Ward had all 5 of his fights at home and he never once had to contend with all the massive disadvantages every other fighter in the tournament had to do multiple times. Even the Showtime commentary team were talking about how much of an advantage fighting at home had been after the first stage of the tournament and how crucial it could to be for determining a winner in the ensuing stages. There are numerous reasons why fighting on the road is much harder than fighting at home, why do you think the home team always has a much better record at home than away? American fighters invariably end up getting the asses kicked when fighting away from home. Ward’s style is heavily reliant on excessive holding and the only reason he’s allowed to get away with it is because he always has home advantage and a conveniently blind American referee presiding over his fights. He wouldn’t be able to get away with a fraction of the crap he gets away with in Europe as he does at home, and he knows God dam well he wouldn’t. It’s a very simple equation. Ward’s opponents would land a hell of a lot more leather on him if he wasn’t allowed to spend so much time holding, which would obviously greatly increase the chance of him losing. There are many other reasons why fighting on the road is much more difficult to, and they can and often do mean the difference between winning and losing. Suffering from nerves (something it is well documented that Froch suffers from when fighting over in the US. Many fights are lost before the first bell has even rung because one of the combatants has lost their nerve before or during the fight and being out of your comfort zone can really exacerbate that. Fighting in front of a hostile crowd not only take something away from the visiting fighter, but it also adds something to the home fighter. Just take a look at the Froch-Bute fight for evidence for that. Fighting at a time when you’d normally be fast a sleep is another disadvantage too. Having to adjust to a different time zone, new surroundings, trying to sleep on a new bed, eating different food than you’re used too, suffering from the effects of Jet-lag, and having to contend with all the mind games and dirty tricks your opponent’s promoter plays when fighting in their backyard/country etc. all adds up you know? How many times did Ward have to contend with all those disadvantages?

Posted September 4, 2012 10:12 pm 

KnucKled Eye

Not very crowd pleasing style, agreed. Boxers these days, like the Klits and ol man Hops have terrible styles, too much holding, absolutely no infighting at all. But as I mentioned, it’s up to Wards opponents to come prepared for the holding and rough housing and take it to him. Until that happens Ward will win.

Posted September 4, 2012 6:42 pm 


golovkin is the real deal and a serious threat to anyone between 154 to 168. if his promoters play their cards right….golovkin can go down as an atg.

Posted September 4, 2012 4:25 am 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

I’ll come back to this later Knuckle. Got to go to bed now as I only slept for an hour last night.

Posted September 3, 2012 7:58 pm 


Excellent news Ted. :smile:

Posted September 3, 2012 7:39 pm 


Whats up with the middleweights calling out WWs these days….

Posted September 3, 2012 7:26 pm 

KnucKled Eye

Don’t forget slick whites as well. Proska was pretty slick until he got tagged. I guess Mexicans are safe since they don’t get that big and aren’t very slick but, they are tough as hell. I guess the only race of people that can beat this great man, maybe, would be the Asians but then again who knows. I really don’ t like bringing race into play due to the fact it has absolutely nothing to do with skills or talent or toughness. But if you want to believe that Golovkin is better because of his race be my guest, Hitler had the same idea until he met Jessie Owens. LOL

Posted September 3, 2012 6:57 pm 

Kid Blast

Yeah Tark, Tszyu was a real stiff. Get real for God’s sakes. Tszyu was special and so is this guy. He was damaged goods when he lost to Hatton. The VP loss was a true upset where he suffered a mental lapse. Two losses–how about the wins? But 3G is the real McCoy–we do agree on that 100%. He seems to have it all.

Posted September 3, 2012 6:16 pm 

Kid Blast

Fight Pavlik and put him out of his misery once and for all!! :evil: :evil:

Posted September 3, 2012 6:11 pm 

Kid Blast

He would demolish this domestic Pole worse than he did the international one. He would become the Pole killer.

Posted September 3, 2012 6:09 pm 


Golovokin will knock Mayweather back to ghetto Detroit

Posted September 3, 2012 6:04 pm 

KnucKled Eye

I still say Ward would have whopped all thse guys in their own back yards and with European refs! And he whoop this new flavor of the month in this Golovkin!

Posted September 3, 2012 3:37 pm 

Kid Blast

typo–about understanding history

Posted September 3, 2012 2:29 pm 

Kid Blast

Too often it’s about Max and not the fighter. Max likes to show what a boxing historian he is but the fact is, he is a google expert who was a moist dream when most of the guys he talks about were in their prime. But at least he makes an effort and understanding history–something most boxing writers are clueless about. The posters know more than the writers half the time anyway. You feeling me on this?

Posted September 3, 2012 2:28 pm 

Kid Blast

Thanks FA, any swallowers latley? :lol: :lol:

Posted September 3, 2012 2:25 pm 


gonzo,i take it your russian.i am pleased with golovkin too and admire his attitude of fight anyone anytime.i think ward has had it his way for too long also,but you must admire his team for guiding him in his early stages of fighting the he is one of the best,and i disagree that he has no heart and is half a man or whatever.yes,dawson is plain stupid to drop down out of his weight 7 pounds to fight a man who gave him no concessions whatsoever and in wards home town again.but that is on him.these fighters keep agreeing to wards terms and he keeps on winning,so what can you do?back to ggg,he is a breath of fresh air in a world of boxing that has gotten a bit stale.hope to see him again soon.he is a throwback fighter to the 30’s-40’s,and would love to see these paper champions step up to the challenge and fight him one by one.

Posted September 3, 2012 1:55 pm 


@Gonzo the Dragonwhore: Ward=Pure boxing talent. Best Supermiddleweight in the world. Oh & did i mention one of the coolest people i have ever met.

Posted September 3, 2012 12:36 pm 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

Bang on Tony bro… Those who disagree with this are clearly in the minority and deep down they know that too.

Posted September 3, 2012 11:58 am 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

I seem to have hit a nerve. lol. Why don’t you try refuting some of the very salient posts I’ve made about that mong-faced faux Christian creep than start slinging personal insults at someone who could fracture every bone in your body within a mater of seconds in person? lol. I’ll warn you in advance though. You’d probably opt for the later after the mother of all cyber asswhoopings you’d be on the receiving end of if you did. Come on big boy? Give it a shot? Let’s see what you don’t got swinging down there? lol

Posted September 3, 2012 11:51 am 

Proud African

Well, if G comes down to Super-welterweight or Welterweight Mayweather will teach him a boxing lesson. Ward will humiliate Golovkin.

Posted September 3, 2012 10:20 am 


Let’s face facts. Golovkin is the real deal and anyone who watched him as an Olympian knew this from the beginning. However, he is only 5′ 11″ and, in the middleweight division or above, that is pretty short. Hell, we have some JMWs at 6′ or better. He’d have to acquire some mad boxing skills to get under that kind of reach to apply his power and he hasn’t faced taller fighters. Pirog would have been an excellent test for that. Rubio would also be a good match in that respect. I would love to see Golovkin beat up on whatever little bits of Chavex Jr, are left after Martinez picks him apart.

Posted September 3, 2012 9:50 am 


Hatton was not low risk. He was undefeated and many though he would bully Floyd around and wear him down. Only AFTER Floyd KO’d him did everyone suddenly say Hatton was low-risk.

Posted September 3, 2012 9:05 am 


lots of good young lions are ready…..get in line…or start cleaning out the division…keep on beating the contenders…say…once every three months or so

Posted September 3, 2012 8:59 am 


This was the first time i seen GGG fight. it you are a fight fan, you know the real deal when you see it. This boy is the real deal. Anybody from 154 to 168 that gets in the ring with him is in trouble.

Posted September 3, 2012 7:45 am 


What’s all the hype about? Golivkin hasn’t fought anyone yet! Sure he has power and looks promising but he is still developing in my view. He has his first appearance on American TV and knocks a bum out and all of a sudden he’s a world beater. I don’t even have him in the top 5 MWs let alone him getting a crack at Martinez or Chavez Jr. Then there is Daniel Geale from Australia who has just unified the WBA and IBF straps. Golivkin is NOT in this class just yet

Posted September 3, 2012 6:44 am 


What is it with every fighter they win and they call out Mayweather or Pacquio !! some kid on ESPN two weeks ago barely out of the Bejing Olympic Squad was calling out Mayweather. Idiots these two guys are in a league completely on their own. They beaten holy hell out of the best fighters on the planet. So why they cant get it on is a crime surely they must be bored re-cycling a bunch of guys they can beat easily.

Posted September 3, 2012 4:39 am 


losing 8 lbs. to fight a very good champion at his weight,a weight class below yours is the risk.floyd vs. hatton was low risk.mosely was a question mark after mora.

Posted September 3, 2012 4:27 am 


absolutely. golovkin is definitively worthy of the opportunity. his style,combined with sergio’s is a recipe for an all action,high intensity fight.both have excellent power to match cat like reflexes.a pick ’em super fight.

Posted September 3, 2012 4:19 am 


by who?

Posted September 3, 2012 4:06 am 


this match never happen! PROMOTION!PROMOTION! and one more time —PROMOTION!
first need to clear middleweight division,to became undisputed!

Posted September 3, 2012 2:57 am 



Posted September 3, 2012 2:53 am 


he beat anyone on his way! moreover he never duck no one, he will be beat anybody on his way,because GGG know how to do it since junior boxing,be sure!

Posted September 3, 2012 2:50 am 

fight aficionado

Lmao. Good to see kid blast and some class regulars. I

Posted September 3, 2012 1:24 am 


Golovkin – I feel him, I feel him ….

Posted September 3, 2012 12:51 am 

Old skool

Mayweather and the Klitschkos, when they retire, you did very well, but you will not be missed, hurry up and retire, let’s get back to Boxing.

Posted September 3, 2012 12:16 am 


YouTube is your friend :)
I’ve watched this kid ever since Mundine avoided him for the vacant WBA strap a couple of years back (i.e. I was interested to see who it was that Mundine was ducking) and found heaps of his fights were on YouTube. Made sure to watch his fights however possible since then.

Posted September 2, 2012 11:50 pm 


Why haven’t we seen Golovkin, reminds me of Bute, loads of news but not on television.

Posted September 2, 2012 11:42 pm 


Mosley called him out, in one of his post fights no less. At the time, everyone said Mosley was the next most dangerous fight next to Pacquiao. One thing is clear, Mayweather made Mosley old over night. I like to think that Margarito was just a bum and Mosley’s win over him elevated to something he used to be. Mosley had already been old for a while.

Posted September 2, 2012 11:10 pm 


Hey “LikeIseeit” and others: The new Ring Magazine had Golovkin as #8 I think fighting Proksa who was #9 at Middleweight. So Golovkins win puts him at 24-0 with 21KO’s I believe. And he just took care of a top 10 ranked Middleweight. So it’s fair to say he’s a top 5-6 guy. It’s all contenders and beltholders from here if they will fight him. I haven’t seen enough to say much but I know he’s a real threat to top guys. Sturm, Geale, Chavez Jr, etc. I haven’t seen anyone yet who I believe can beat Sergio yet, but Golovkin makes the matchup possibility interesting.

Posted September 2, 2012 11:06 pm 

Tomato Can

Golovkin, is ready for anyone. Will he beat anyone? I’m not sure about that. But boxing is better because of Golovkin. Man he has heavy hands, poise in the ring, accurate punching, and a heck of a killer instinct. This guy has the whole package in my opinion.

Posted September 2, 2012 11:05 pm 


Kellerman forgets he’s interviewing boxers. While there are few exceptions, most boxers excel at fighting not intelligence. Kellerman needs to dumb it down a level. I’m by no means saying Golovkin is stupid, he’s obviously trying to learn english. Hope to see more of him!

Posted September 2, 2012 11:03 pm 


I think Golovkin’s path forward is pretty well sorting itself out now.
WBA have ordered Golovkin-Geale, so should he win that, he’s a unified champion. Then if he can leverage Pirog into a fight (i.e. one that almost happened already) and wins, then he cannot be ignored. If the winner of Martinez/Chavez is still around at middleweight, then they’d be forced to fight Golovkin, or be called a “ducker”.
Likewise, Golovkin has said that he can make 154 easily. So he could lure a Mayweather or Cotto to fight for a unified middleweight title at a catch-weight decided by the smaller guy (i.e. they might want it at 157 or something, which Golovkin should be able to make comfortably given his past statements).
All in all, I don’t think finding opponents will be a problem for GGG now… all he has to do is win his fights.

Posted September 2, 2012 10:58 pm 

Kid Blast

WHOOPS, MEANT FOR Proud African :oops:

Posted September 2, 2012 10:02 pm 

Kid Blast

Also in agreement.

Posted September 2, 2012 9:46 pm 


Golovkin is going to need to work his way up the ladder before calling out the heavy hitters…. Maybe a top 10 guy next…. An impressive win there could set the stage for something big…

Posted September 2, 2012 9:45 pm 

Kid Blast

:roll: WTF!! :roll: :roll:

Posted September 2, 2012 9:44 pm 

Robert Griffith

I disagree, at 154 Golovkin is a pure destroyer. Go for Mayweather NOW. That would be his biggest payday. It is alos a fight in which he has the least to lose. He could go for broke and let it all hang while still being young enough to come back from a loss if Mayweather should win. If his management is on the ball they should come hard for mayweather.

Posted September 2, 2012 9:33 pm 


PLEASE stay at middleweight!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted September 2, 2012 9:31 pm 

Kid Blast

I think Junior will be moving up in weight even if he loses to Martinez which I believe he will. He is a very big-boned kind of guy and when he finally fills out, he will be a light heavy at some point.

Posted September 2, 2012 9:24 pm 

Kid Blast

JC 40. I’m great my good man. Lost 60 pounds and play a decent round of golf every day. Also am into dead liftimg where I am hoping to lift three times my age or 225 pounds. Good to see you posting, matey. And good to see Tark back in action.

Posted September 2, 2012 9:21 pm 

Kid Blast

Russia-near Siberia

Posted September 2, 2012 9:18 pm 

Kid Blast


Posted September 2, 2012 9:18 pm 


You’re using hindsight. And the time it was said Floyd would never fight Mosley — a big strong, full-blown welterweight, a guy who had just destroyed the “avoided” Margarito. As for Baldomir, you’re forgetting he had just upset the always dangerous, if uneven performing, Judah. I’ll give you Marquez — Floyd should have weighed in at the proper weight. But still Floyd dominated as he should have. Ortiz, he had just won a thriller against Berto, and many thought he’d bully and pressure Floyd and take him out of his comfort zone.

Posted September 2, 2012 9:15 pm 


yeah and he can also ko mayweather and wards ass just like tszyu did to zab judah:)

Posted September 2, 2012 9:11 pm 

Big Al

uninformed fight fan, read my post below.

Posted September 2, 2012 9:10 pm 


fighting mosley was a risk?? what about baldomir marquez ortiz ? mayweather came to welterweights and fought baldomir than got a split decision against oscar than he retired when the welterweights was full of undefeted champions(williams,cotto,margarito,mosley) why retire than? than come back and fight marquez???

Posted September 2, 2012 9:08 pm 

Big Al

of course knocking out guys like bute in the amateurs isn’t the same thing as in the pros, its much harder in the amateurs because of the headgear and standing 8’s. So his success in the amateurs just foreshadows the success he’ll have in the pros if given the opportunity.

Posted September 2, 2012 9:08 pm 


I agree, Ike.

Posted September 2, 2012 8:23 pm 


Ward fighting in the Super 6 was a risk, so is fighting Dawson. Mayweather fighting the undefeated Hatton was a risk, so was fighting Mosley after he destroyed Margarito.

Posted September 2, 2012 8:22 pm 


Golovkin doesn’t need to fight Mayweather or Ward yet. Heck, he doesn’t even need to step out of the middleweight division for meaningful fights. There’s Martinez, Geale, Pirog, and Chavez Jr. – all of whom would make very good opponents for Golovkin, especially Martinez.

Posted September 2, 2012 8:21 pm 


Agreed Kid Blast about the Kostya comparison. I still remember when he won the title over Jake Rodruiguez and I’m going to remember this one as well. As for the Vince Phillips comment, any fighter can be beaten or Kayod on any night so no way is GGG going to be invincible but he brought some heat already to the already hot MW division.

Posted September 2, 2012 8:17 pm 


Ward nor Mayweather want that fight,, they dont take risks, they go for the sure thing, thats why they suc

Posted September 2, 2012 8:14 pm 


Tark, I couldn’t agree more. 3G, like Broner, is going to be a “problem” for future opponents, regardless of who they are. And comparisons made by the HBO crew between him (3G) and Chavez Sr. are appropriate — their styles are similar, but I don’t remember Chavez Sr having as much pop on his punches that 3G has. Yes, the future of the middleweight divisions (yes, plural) got MUCH more interesting last night.

Posted September 2, 2012 7:54 pm 


Tszyu was born in Russian, but I’ve always heard on HBO that he was Ukrainian… He grew up at a time when you could move around the various states of the former Soviet Union … so I just figured he moved there.

Posted September 2, 2012 7:52 pm 


Some differences between Tszyu and Golovkin.. Tszyu had short arms and was easy to hit with right counters…Tszyu didn’t get under punches well.. Tszyu loved to fight runners and didn’t like to fight brawlers.. Tszyu’s bread and butter punch was the straight right … Tszyu was stopped in his major losses — big upsets to Vince Phillips and Ricky Hatton …. Golovkin likes to mix.. Golovkin’s best punch is his jab, but he sports a good variety of punches including a devastating body attack.. 3G defends well, slips punches well, uses distance well, and sees everything coming… 3G has a tough set of whiskers and I don’t expect to see him get stopped.

Posted September 2, 2012 7:44 pm 


GDay Ted, Tark.

Tsyu is actually from a town named Serov near the Ural mountains in Russia. Kostya’s dad is Korean . I like Golovkin , he’s an exciting fighter with a great amateur career but he’s beaten nothing so far. The guy he beat on the weekend had lost a fight recently to British b grader Kerry Hope . I’ll reserve my judgement .
Excellent win by Danny Geale against Sturm . I’m hoping Geale doesnt fight Mundine next but actually keeps facing the other so called champions.
Hope all’s good with you and your loved ones , Mr Blast :grin:

Posted September 2, 2012 7:40 pm 


@Kid Blast…. Tszyu and Golovkin came from Ukraine and Kazakhstan respectively.

Posted September 2, 2012 7:24 pm 


Golovkin didn’t have an opportunity to launch his professional career until he was 24 years old.. Life can get tough in Kazakhstan and professional fights didn’t come fast and furiously.. Now he’s based in Germany and things are happening for him.. 3G is in the same place at 30 as Roberto Duran was at 20 after he stopped Ken Buchanan—he’s the most exciting and electric fighter around.. It’s important for 3G to get big fights against big names NOW… IF he gets the right opportunities the next 3 years are going to be very interesting in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.

Posted September 2, 2012 7:20 pm 

Kid Blast

Could happen, but Unlike Kostya, this guy has never been off his feet and has never even been hurt. He is The Terminator. BTW, FA, are you being truculent? :?: :?: :twisted:

Posted September 2, 2012 7:16 pm 

Proud African

Following your line of reasoning one can say that Golovkin will be knocked out in the future just like Vince Philips knocked out an overconfident Kostya Tszyu

Posted September 2, 2012 7:07 pm 

Kid Blast

The similarities continue, but the aforementioned are enough to spell “New Kid on the Block.” More to the point, the middleweight (and possibly the super middleweight) divisions now have a new force with whom to be reckoned. Look for Daniel Geale, or possibly Dmitry Pirog and Peter Quillin, to be on GGG’s radar before this monster stalks the winner of Martinez vs. Chavez.

Posted September 2, 2012 6:58 pm 

Kid Blast

Golovkin, like Kostya Tszyu, had a superb amateur career. Golovkin was the amateur world champion in 2003 and was an Olympic Silver medalist in 2004. Kostya’s amateur accomplishments are too numerous to list here but suffice it to say they are legendary.

Golovkin, like Tszyu, both came from Eastern Europe (Kazakhstan and Russia, respectively) but both now reside in another country (Germany and Australia).

Golovkin, like Tszyu, has bricks in either glove that can wax an opponent with ambidextrous malice. Triple G is now on an 11-fight KO streak.

Golovkin, like Tszyu, has a great sense balance.

Golovkin, like Tszyu, has learned to do an interview in English.

Golovkin, like Tszyu, has the persona of someone who will become extremely fan-friendly. They even look and sound alike.

Posted September 2, 2012 6:58 pm 


Agreed. That was Kellerman saying this. The guy was as humble as you can be after such a big win. Can’t help but like the guy. That said GGG is the real deal! I’d like to see him fight the winner of Martinez and Chavez Jr or Geal or Pirog.160 is hot right now

Posted September 2, 2012 6:49 pm 


oh man yea! Geale and Golovkin in talks for Dec Fight!

Posted September 2, 2012 6:22 pm 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Golovkin may have beaten Dirrell,Lee and Bute in the amateurs but to be fair that dosen`t really mean anything because there is such a huge difference between the amateurs and pros. Just because you beat someone in the amateurs it dosen`t mean that your going to automatically beat them in the pros.Mike Tyson use to spar with and beat Lennox Lewis in sparring sessions up in the Catskills when they were both young amateurs but years later when Lewis improved he destroyed Tyson in the pros.

Posted September 2, 2012 6:09 pm 

Cab Driver

Ordinarily I wouldn’t criticize a title but boxing is the one sport in which you need to be careful. He didn’t call anyone out. He said he was ready for guys between ’54 and ’68 but he didn’t specifically call out May or Ward. We need to stop with the media misleading folks.

Posted September 2, 2012 6:02 pm 


Geale vs Golovkin? Ha! Golovkin would knock Geale out in 3 rounds. Yet let them fight that way Golvkin can have all the belts!

Posted September 2, 2012 5:31 pm 


And I`m ready to have a date night with actress Eva Longoria at the world famous Griffou`s restaurant in New York City.Golovkin is dreaming.Just because you think that your ready for something dosen`t mean that it`s true or going to happen.Who has he really beaten ? Proska , Lajuan Simon ! He`s going to have to beat better competition than that if he wants a shot at Money May or Son of God Ward.

Posted September 2, 2012 5:28 pm 

Big Al

Golovkin ko’d Bute and beat Dirrell and Lee in the amateurs. This guy is real. After wasting our time on so many futureless wannabee american fighters, HBO finally struck gold last night. I’m glad HBO has his back and hope his promoter is good enough land the best opposition out there.

Posted September 2, 2012 5:20 pm 


Agreed. Don’t like how he tries to bait fighters for answers. Guessing this comes down from HBO brass though.

Posted September 2, 2012 5:19 pm 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Woooooooooo ! Slow down Gennaday before you entertain the thought of trying to get a payday with Mayweather or Ward I noticed that you skipped over Froch and Abraham. Beat and knockout those guys like you did b-level Proska and I might start believing the hype.

Posted September 2, 2012 4:55 pm 


Yeah, because Ward doesnt fight threats….. oh wait.

Posted September 2, 2012 4:54 pm 


Golovkin’s place is 100% without doubt @160LB for the next 2 years. He could make massive £$’s by fighting on foreign soil. Geale should be next in Australia & if successful the winner of S.G.Martinez/J.C.Chavez JR. Proberly in the USA would generate a fortune. British middleweight’s such as Darren Barker, Martin Murray, Matthew Macklin & B.J.Saunders could all provide lucrative in the UK. While Peter Quillen, B.F.Godoy G.R.Sanchez & Demetrius Andrade would also provide the odd shilling in America. A move to 154LB would be pointless & 168LB far too dangerious for now. Having said that Ward & Dawson could take a lot out of each other & if Golovkin’s management could get the fight on the eastside of the USA let’s say MSG,NYC then he could cause an upset. In my oppinion though I’d like to see him prove himself as #1 @ 160LB first!

Posted September 2, 2012 4:50 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Glad I could help!

Posted September 2, 2012 3:36 pm 

KnucKled Eye

I know what you mean! Kessler, Abraham,Froch and now Dawson aren”t real threats! GTFOOH! You guys amaze me! Now every guy Ward has beaten are all bums. You guys are a bunch of jokes!

Posted September 2, 2012 3:17 pm 

KnucKled Eye

Khan does’nt need a new trainer, he needs to find a good manufacturer of head gear that he can take into the ring. :mrgreen:

Posted September 2, 2012 3:13 pm 

KnucKled Eye

I’ve watch many of wards fights, I agree with you on some points but, I must question you on Ward as a cheater. Can you give examples of his cheating tactics and who he cheated against? I’m serious, I know there are people on this thread that have way more knowledge and insight than myself. I never noticed Ward doing anything outragously foul in any of the fights I’ve seen him in. So please point this out to me so I know what to look for in his next fight.

Posted September 2, 2012 3:10 pm 

The Kingslayer

Floyd’s a Welterweight he just went to 154lb for Cotto.

Posted September 2, 2012 2:33 pm 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

Ward vs Golovkin at 160 in Kazakhstan. There’s more chance of Floyd taking on Manny in Manila in front of 100, 000 rabid Filipinos than there is of that. lol. I actually think Ward would fight Golovkin but, obviously, he’d only do it in the US where he’s allowed to cheat to his heart’s content and EVERYTHING is stacked in his favour. He’s already got a big size advantage (he walks around at about 14 stone and must weigh about 13 come fight night). Also, he’s got that artificial strength from Dr. Conte’s miraculous shakes too, whereas Golovkin is just a lickle munchkin with a set of balls which are bigger than Ward’s bulbous head and he doesn’t need artificial enhancers and everything stacked in his favour to get the job done.

Posted September 2, 2012 2:08 pm 

Fight Aficionado

King, I agree he should go after Geale or Pirog, who he was originally slated to fight before Pirog hurt his back. Floyd’s a jr middleweight now unless we hear otherwise. Golovkin basically called out any and everyone from 154 to 168. Doubt any big names will deal with him until his star rises higher. Risk/reward factor isn’t to their liking.

Posted September 2, 2012 2:07 pm 

Fight Aficionado

This just in. UK reports say you can put a fork in the Khan-Roach partnership: “I’m not even at my peak yet,” Khan told the Star on Sunday. “I want to make a few changes and am in talks to change trainers at the moment. Khan previously revealed that he had been approached by Manny Stewart, trainer to Wladimir Klitschko, while he has also been linked with David Haye’s guru, Adam Booth. The 25-year-old is looking for a trainer who will help his attacking style while shoring up his suspect defence. — I like the Steward idea. He teaches long and lean punchers how to fight tall.

Posted September 2, 2012 2:04 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

You got to be kidding, Ward taking on a real threat like this kid that doesn’t seem to get intimidated? It’ll never happen…

Posted September 2, 2012 1:44 pm 


He looked impressive! Technical skills with fast, heavy hands. More impressive was how he remain cool against an awkward style. Would like to see him fight Pavlik as a test. I doubt Sergio wants any of him, too much risk.

Posted September 2, 2012 1:31 pm 

Gonzo The Dragonborn

I posted this earlier in another article but this one is more apt. Been telling all who’d listen, and many who wouldn’t, Golovkin is the real deal since he turned pro. That said, I don’t want to see him move up to fight super- middleweights yet. Let him unify at 160 first before he thinks about taking on the elite guys at 168. His willingness to fight anyone anywhere from 154-168 is admirable but it’s also too risky as he’d not only be giving away a lot of natural weight but he’d also be giving his opponents home advantage too. Taking on Ward anywhere in the US is just downright stupid as it ensures that Ward always has his American ref in place to preside over his fights, as he had in every single one of his fights in the Super Six, 3 of whom just so happened to fellow Californians lol, and that gives him free licence to get away with blue murder, and crucially, get away with all that excessive holding, which is not only illegal and cowardly but it also completely ruins the sport as a spectacle for us fans. Ward literally lunges in and grabs a hold of his opponents almost every time he throws a punch or every time he thinks they’re about to, when he’s not backpedaling out of range like 180lb boss-eyed, mong-faced chicken that is, and it’s almost impossible for them catch him with more than the occasional shot – that’s main reason for his success, because all that holding GREATLY decreases the amount of time during those danger-fraught 36 minutes of his opponents landing punches on him, which in turn obviously GREATLY reduces the chance of him losing. Golovkin and Ward are polar opposites – Gennady wouldn’t think twice about fighting a much bigger opponent at their weight and in their country or hometown, whereas pampered chicken Ward wouldn’t dream of it in a billion years as he know that that glass jaw he’s hiding behind his wall of illegal tactics would get shattered into pieces if he did. He could’ve jumped up and fought Chad at 175, grabbed his belts and then moved back down to 168 again if he had anything swinging between those chicken thighs of his. Golovkin doesn’t having a problem doing that, and he’s small for his own weight division and he doesn’t need to cheat to win fights, so why couldn’t Ward do the same? Oh yeah, because, as per usual, he needs everything stacked in his favour like the pampered cheating little prima donna he is.

Posted September 2, 2012 1:29 pm 

The Kingslayer

Getting way too ahead of himself, lets see him unify with Geale or Pirog first before thinking about Ward or Martinez. Forget Mayweather he’s a Welterweight and you’re a Middleweight.

Posted September 2, 2012 12:50 pm 

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