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GGG didn’t get stopped in his tracks… He didn’t get rocked… He didn’t even get jarred… He was extremely aggressive and took the kind of scoring punches Ward and Floyd get hit with occasionally when they mount an attack… Rignodeaux took a driving left that not only jarred him, it rocked him good, and put him on the canvas… Rigo wasn’t hurt, but he was hit really hard, and he knew it.. He was very aware of Donaire’s follow up shots and went into a completely different mode for a while. Nonito couldn’t get another lick on him.

GGG outscored Macklin by a ridiculous margin when you consider how aggressively he was cutting the ring off, and how desperately Macklin was trying to get his respect with a big shot.

Macklin was amazed… He was in disbelief… I’ll tell you that.

Posted July 2, 2013 11:19 am 


“Golovkin looks to land effective punches. He doesn’t care how many punches he throws. He has the greatest mental focus of any boxer in the game … Even Rigondeaux isn’t as glued in and zoned in as Golovkin.”

Yep. Golovkin himself said, “I look for the chance, then I take it.” He is totally focused when he fights. But I have to say, Macklin nailed Gennady with a few hard shots to the face that actually stopped GGG in his tracks for a moment and you clearly see on Golovkin’s face that he was thinking about it. For a moment. Then he KO’d Matthew.

Posted July 2, 2013 10:13 am 


KOing Martinez… Quillin… Froch… and Ward… would establish GGG as numero UNO… Some people think he is right now…

You only have to shift the balance of opinion… It doesn’t have to be unanimous… You’ll never get Q and Sredmond.

Posted July 1, 2013 3:21 pm 


Fighting Froch and Ward and winning would catapult GGG to #2 P4P. That’s the quickest way to gain respect: Fight top names with titles that are a worthy challenge.

Posted July 1, 2013 1:34 pm 


Golovkin could be the P4P best… He’s a great boxer and puncher… Until he faces a great fighter like Ward, most people won’t have a clear idea how great he is… It will take 2 or 3 years to tell … if he gets the right fights.

He seemed to have the better of Canelo in sparring, but you can’t tell from that. Boxer-punchers, like these 2, don’t look as impressive in sparring as pure boxers look. Golovkin looks to land effective punches. He doesn’t care how many punches he throws. He has the greatest mental focus of any boxer in the game … Even Rigondeaux isn’t as glued in and zoned in as Golovkin.

You have to take off the head gear and put on the smaller gloves to really determine who’s the best. Golovkin is physically stronger than Canelo. That much was evident.

Posted July 1, 2013 12:53 pm 


@Anonymous – 1.One or two people were downgrading Macklin and 2. ”You have to give credit” is a turn of phrase.

Posted July 1, 2013 8:20 am 


Squared circle real talk, you need help bro.

Posted July 1, 2013 3:39 am 


“You have to give Golovkin credit here” I was looking all over to see who wasn’t giving him credit but only found a woop WOOP…Assyrian WTF?

Posted July 1, 2013 3:35 am 


I don`t think Martinez just had difficulty with Murray, he got beat.

They handed out those dubious scorecards since Argentina is still tetchy about Great Britain TKO2 Argentina at the Fawklands arena in the 80’s.

The British managed the distance beautifully using missiles with a much longer range, and then when thing got up close the fully professional, well trained army dished out a whupping.

The Argentine political posturing in recent times is echoed in Martinez goofing around in the Murray fight. He couldn`t do anything effective, was getting hit and knocked about, so he played to the crowd and hoped to get another year out of them.

Posted July 1, 2013 3:25 am 


GGG might fight Murray next… Just to smash another guy Martinez has super difficulty with — fighting in his own back yard with open scoring.

Posted July 1, 2013 3:07 am 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

largo: Please remove Lil’ Floyd’s nutz from your mouth before speaking because I can’t understand a word you’re saying with all the loud slurping and gargling noises… LOL.

You’re one of the biggest Floyd fan-boyz on ESB so STFU, son.

Posted July 1, 2013 1:47 am 



Posted July 1, 2013 1:34 am 


Once you understand & admit that, then you’ll get the point I’m making about Nonito & your school-girl enthusiasm with GGG…

Posted July 1, 2013 1:33 am 


Or the part about you being all-over these threads all-excited like a HS girl calling GGG this & that, best, etc?

Posted July 1, 2013 1:31 am 


don’t call me son…

Posted July 1, 2013 1:27 am 


Why didn’t you copy & paste the part where you called GGG “the BEST P4P in the whole world?

Posted July 1, 2013 1:27 am 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

You’re not teaching me anything, son, and never will. I never once called Donaire the best ever. And I was well aware that Rigo was one of the best amateur fighters in history before that fight.

What you fail to understand is that 3G is also one of best amateur boxers in history — like Rigo.

When you say that GGG hasn’t fought anyone yet, that’s just like saying Rigo hasn’t fought anyone except for Doniare. I am the teacher here and you are just another one my students. Real talk!

Posted July 1, 2013 1:25 am 


Do you remember a fighter named Donaire-nonito-? Did you forget the way he was crushing everybody in his path? I bet you were one the guys calling him the best ever…’til he met a silky operator called simply Rigo…I’m teaching you something, stop being hard-headed & listen.

Posted July 1, 2013 1:19 am 


I applaud FMJ for taking on Canelo I think that is a great fight and I tip my hat to him.

But the JMW limit is 154lbs and Golovkin and Martinez have both said they will go down there and spank anybody.

I`l accept the argument that FMJ is too small for those guys, he did start at a much lower weight after all – that is fair enough. But then Boxrec, and governing bodies shouldn`t keep someone at #1 in a division they run away from each time the big dogs comes back.

Posted July 1, 2013 1:09 am 


Lion King, you’ve been all-over these threads, like a HS girl all-excited, telling everybody how much you love GGG & how he’s the BEST P4P fighter in the world…& you have the nerve to call me clown?? The guy impressed me too but I, despite being a clown, have more sense than you because I wouldn’t call him the BEST anything, yet.

Posted July 1, 2013 1:07 am 


Largo- Canelo will be the hardest but definitely not the ONE fight fans want to beat Floyd. Pacqioua is the ONE!

Posted July 1, 2013 12:43 am 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

largo: Quit being such a clown and nut-hugger.

Team GGG has been calling out all the Champions from 154-168lbs for two LONG years now. That INCLUDES FMJ and you know it!

Just go to YouTube if you want to see video evidence.

Posted July 1, 2013 12:42 am 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

“Canelo agreed to the catchweight. His choice.” That’s because FMJ NEVER would’ve agreed to a fight at 154lbs and Team Canelo was willing to do just about anything to make the fight.

Calling out all the Champions from 154-168lbs INCLUDES Mayweather, so 3G doesn’t have to specifically mention his name.

Please just admit that FMJ should VACATE his paper 154lbs titles. Why can’t you be fair and admit that? I thought you said you weren’t just another FMJ fan-boy?

BTW…. are you a Brit? I was thinking that you’re an American.

Posted July 1, 2013 12:39 am 


Floyd is on a tour promoting his fight with the formidable Canelo & he’s also ducking GGG…hahahahahahahaha, go figure.

Posted July 1, 2013 12:38 am 


sadly, promoters are going to protect their cash cows…

Chavez Jr. will not be there to fight him cause Arum will protect him,
also for Martinez, he has nothing to do with GGG, sadly GGG will pay the price… No big Fight/payday for the Big puncher

Posted July 1, 2013 12:30 am 


Canelo agreed to the catchweight. His choice. Could’ve walked away but he didn’t. Second when I hear the words I want to fight Floyd mayweather come out of golovkins mouth then ill care. Not hearsay, straight from his mouth. B.) Floyd has stated several times he’s a welter weight. Doesn’t really care for fighting at 154 because he’s never even actually made that weight. Always under. I never stated that Floyd was the goat. That would be other people.

Posted June 30, 2013 11:53 pm 


Of course there ridiculous. That was the point lol

Posted June 30, 2013 11:47 pm 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

mayweather86: Sorry, but you’re one being ridiculous here. Those comparisons you made are totally outlandish and laughable.

Team 3G has been calling out all the Champions from 154-168lbs for two years now.
That includes Floyd and you know it. Why can’t you just admit that FMJ needs to VACATE his 154lbs Titles if he’s not willing to fight at that weight???

I know you’re a HUGE Floyd fan, but just admit the TRUTH: That FMJ needs to VACATE his paper Jr. MW titles because he’s NOT willing to defend them like a man. He wouldn’t even fight Canelo at 154lbs, so should’ve been STRIPPED because he’s too arrogant to vacate.

Posted June 30, 2013 11:42 pm 


Yes it would be so impressive for a true middleweight to fight a guy who started out at 130. Maybe next we can have wlad drop down to 168 and fight ward. Then mikey Garcia can move up to 175 and fight adonis Stevenson. Be the greatest card ever. Stop being ridiculous. Do you kno why golovkin wouldn’t even let that cross his mind?. Because he’s s man and he wants to fight the cowards hiding from him at 160.

Posted June 30, 2013 11:29 pm 


350 I believe (345 & 5)

Posted June 30, 2013 11:07 pm 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Why can Floyd fight GGG at 154lbs???

I thought Floyd was supposed to be the best fighter in the world right now and the GOAT???

FMJ currently holds two of the major Titles/Straps at 154lbs and is ranked the #1 Jr. MW in the world by Ring.

Triple G can easily make 154lbs, but FMJ won’t fight him because he knows that he’ll get hurt badly and KTFO. Real talk.

Posted June 30, 2013 10:08 pm 


Floyd doesn’t need to fight this guy. First of all he’ll never move up to 160, second of all, making 3G drop down to 154 and winning would garner so much criticism that it’s just to worth it for Floyd. It would be very interesting to see 3G and Floyd lock horns.

Posted June 30, 2013 9:28 pm 

Big Al

@ anonymous. You just don’t know. GGGs amateur record is better than some of these guys that have pro titles. He’s beaten Bute, Dirrell and Geale in the amateurs. I’m sure he’d do it in the pros if given the chance. But who the heck’s going to want to fight him? Who’s going to be the first to raise his hand and say, ‘I can take that dude?’ That would be insane. A career killer, man.

Posted June 30, 2013 9:11 pm 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Clowns are saying Mack is an average nobody to try and take away from GGG’s extraordinary performance last night. It’s pure B.S.!

FACT: Mack damn nearly beat Maravilla. He knocked SM down in the 7th and was leading on ALL cards after 10 rounds. And he should have won a major MW Title/Strap when he boxed Sturm’s ears off in Germany, but got ROBBED.

Mack is one of the very best 4-7 MWs in the world, and the way in which Triple G effortlessly sliced-up his face and brutally stopped him with a left hook to the liver was astounding.

GGG is the P4P BEST boxer in the entire world, hands down. He’s the absolute truth. ‘The Natural.” Real talk.

Posted June 30, 2013 9:08 pm 



Posted June 30, 2013 8:40 pm 


Staying in the amatures to long having to many fights there like 200-300 fights turning pro at 28 or so can also work against you.Ofcourse not always but it has also hurt fighters.

Posted June 30, 2013 8:39 pm 


Sergio M. wont fight GGG,Sergio is on his last leg.Besides Murray did really beat Sergio and at this time would be the better fighter to face GGG.And I would love to see GGG beat that overblown middleweight/lt.heavywt. Chavez Jr. to the ground.But his best fights at middle I belive are Murray,Kid Choc.Danny Geale,Pirog.Then the HUGE money at supper with Ward,Froch.

Posted June 30, 2013 8:32 pm 


Strauss says, “Boxing is not supposed to be fun.” … YES IT IS.. That’s why “action adventure” movies have a 100 fist fights a minute… It’s not only fun to fight—but it’s fun to watch other people fight … Of course the better fighter you are the more fun it is.

When you CAN’T fight… just like when you can’t ski… when you can’t swim… when you can’t rock climb… when you can’t cook… those things are not much fun… Even making love isn’t much fun if you’re lousy at it…

Practice makes perfect… How many amateur fights did Golovkin have again???

Posted June 30, 2013 7:58 pm 


Never saw anyone manhandle Matt Macklin like that before. Gennady Golovkin got some power. They looked like boxers from different weight classes.Macklin looked shook up after the first round. Felix Sturm was ducking GGG, he was smart. Props to Macklin for taking him on. Now, let’s see the other 160lb belt-holders step up too.

Posted June 30, 2013 7:49 pm 


Macklin had no right in a title fight, this is a guy who got smashed by Jamie Moore, who is that? you might ask , and i do understand, since moore was a c class face first fighter. I do think GGGis a great fighter, but no one can name a top fighter he has beaten thus far in his career

Posted June 30, 2013 7:11 pm 


Rosado pushed Golovkin harder than Macklin did and Rosado’s a 154 fighter who was taking big shots from Golovkin but did not go down. So, Macklin was really not a test at all. In fact, I don’t think Macklin could beat Rosado based on what I saw. However, Golovkin does appear poised to be the top guy at 160…at least for now. Martinez is probably on his way out as he did not look good against Murray and has suffered more injuries… Maybe a fight between Golovkin and Murray or Golovkin and Quillin should be next.

Posted June 30, 2013 6:54 pm 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Triple G would BEAT Floyd, Maravilla, Chocolate, Chavez, Murray and Geale — most of them by KO.

He would also beat Ward at a catch weight or even at 168lbs. Ans he’s not a big MW so can easily make 154lbs to fight Floyd or Canelo. Who has the NUTZ to fight this monster??? That is the real question here.

Posted June 30, 2013 6:52 pm 


3G would put a beating on Martinez. SM’s reflexes are gone. He’s reached that age were his reaction is not the same as it was. He fights with his hands down and against a sharp accurate and hard puncher like 3G, I’m afraid SM would be pummeled.

Posted June 30, 2013 6:42 pm 

Denzel Washington slips up on Letterman

3G is the real deal only fighters I see troubling Golovkin are campaigning at 168 Sergio had better move down to 154 and call out Canelo and Floyd Jr .

Posted June 30, 2013 6:31 pm 

von Pugsly

Poop Scoop: if you think GGG is avoiding anyone you don’t know what you’re talking about. The reason he hasn’t fought any of his fellow ‘champs’ from 154-168 is because they would rather drop a belt and, frankly, cut off their left nut, instead of facing him. Geale, for example, would sooner box a kangaroo down in Oz than fight Golovkin. And Sergio Martinez’ promoter is too scared to let him in the ring with Golovkin. Ward would get out of the fight by saying it isn’t lucrative enough. Maybe Froch has the balls to get in the ring with this beast…

Posted June 30, 2013 6:19 pm 

Woop Woop

That hype train is gaining some speed now. When will he step up against the real champions? He keeps name dropping and then you hear nothing. There are no contracts drawn up and sent to the other managers. He will keep feeding on the ring rusty little guys until he gets exposed by a real champion. He will never move up and face tough guys like Froch, Stevenson, even Kessler. He will continue to wait for the current champions who actually won their titles to get old. He won’t face anyone with ‘bang’ as he is easy to hit for an overhand right. Macklin is unsuccessful in 3 title fights, that is why he continues to get chances, he isn’t any good. Wake up people you are all getting taken for a ride. I’m sure GGG is looking for the next undersized opponent right now.

Posted June 30, 2013 5:35 pm 


In te round where Nelsonwas staggered I thought the Ref should have penalized him one point for holding and charging into his opponent head first. Nelson appears to have a China chin.

Posted June 30, 2013 5:26 pm 


Impressive performance by Golovkin, absolutely destroyed Macklin. I think a match between S. Martinez & Golovkin would come down to; Can Serigo at his age move & control Golovkin for 12 rounds, or will Golovkin be able to impose his will on Martinez. An interesting question I believe .
I think it would be a very interesting contest & hope it happens soon

Posted June 30, 2013 5:09 pm 

von Pugsly

In the immortal words of Sam Peter, WHO NEXT?

Posted June 30, 2013 4:03 pm 


GGG would take out both Martinez and Ward in a heartbeat !

Posted June 30, 2013 3:17 pm 

Big Al

I’d like to see Golovkin take a non-title fight at 154 or 168 next against a top10 guy just to get some more attention and show everyone that he could. He would certainly raise more eyebrows and cement his status as a threat to anybody from154-168. And not just a threat, but a dead-serious kind of threat. Even Andre Ward can’t ignore him now.

Posted June 30, 2013 2:51 pm 


Triple G kills martinez at this stage of his career. However a fight w gaele or kid chocalate makes sense. Unification bout. Question is. Who has the balls to fight this monster!

Posted June 30, 2013 2:34 pm 

te tumbo

GGG looked like a 160lb Mathysse(?!). impressive performance as far as defeating Macklin goes. GGG is now poised to target and unify at 160lbs. if he can’t find solid comp at 160lbs, then Ward awaits at 168lbs. also, depending on his performance v. Mayweather, Canelo would be an eagerly-anticipated matchup. the competition at middle is sprawling. Ward has done his part to unify and consolidate at 168lbs; Canelo is poised to do the same at 154lbs; Golovkin should proceed to challenge Martinez for his dominance at 160lbs. promises to be a busy time at middle if the promoters can manage to just keep out of the way.

Posted June 30, 2013 1:18 pm 


A big fan of Macklin, he comes, he fights, not to mention he did win the Sturm fight. He gave Martinez a good run, but to see him beaten like this…Martinez will never take on GGG. This man is the real deal, no questions.

Posted June 30, 2013 12:42 pm 


Martinez has peaked but still just as good as he was for the most part, I hope sergio gives triple g a fight for the fans and because he was in the same position at one time. Sure fighters like to end a carrer on a good note but theres nothing to be ashamed of loosing your last fight to the next up and comming super star. Hope sergios storie dosnt end like do many other boxers with a sucky storie book endig with the champ avoiding the best.

Posted June 30, 2013 12:03 pm 


GGG would destroy Martinez, no matter which form of Martinezsd showed up. I like Kid Chocolate but unless he can make GGG respect him he will be KOd. I like GGG to run the division for a bit. Martinez will not get near him. He will treat him like any other threat at 160

Posted June 30, 2013 11:37 am 


Sergio might be on his way out, but what about a fight with kid chocolate?

Posted June 30, 2013 11:26 am 

Ferocious rabbit

A fight with Sergio would be great for Triple G. Sergio relies on movement, his agility and reflexes to win fights, but that is diminishing these days. He’s old. Nonetheless, this could showcase what this monster Golovkin could do with a guy that’s too smart to get caught exchanging punches to please the crowd.

Posted June 30, 2013 11:24 am 

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