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I l have to say rosado showed all the heart in the world and I admire his corner for stopping the fight . glovkin can punch and did his job against rosado getting him outta of there. but remember rosado is a jr middle weight . Now if its true that martinez is ducking golovkin ? golokin has to stay active keep ko ing opponents on tv and when they ask him who he wants to fight ? he cant keep saying anybody . he has to say I want to fight sergio martinez until the public takes notice and demand this fight

Posted January 23, 2013 1:07 am 

Squared Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

Hidalgo knows what he’s talking about. Way too many fools on here underestimating Triple G and talking smack about him. If you can’t recognize his talent and huge potenial then you either don’t know boxing very well or are guilty of judging fighters based on looks, personality or nationality. Truth is nobody from 154 to 168lbs wants to fight GGG and most of the elites in those weightclasses are ducking him. Chavez Jr., Quillin, Cotto, Canelo, Kirkland, Sturm, Macklin and Murray don’t stand a chance. PBF doesn’t have the balls to fight Triple G and he would NEVER risk that loss, so drop that idea right now. Gaele is a hell of a good fighter and has a chance, but doesn’t have the power to stop GGG’s relentless attack. Maravilla, now 38, is slowing down a bit and it remains to be seen whether or not he’s man enough to give Triple G a shot at the title. If he doesn’t duck GGG, he’ll spend the night on his bicycle pot shoting and trying to out-point him with his speed, footwork and elusiveness. But in the later rounds Maravilla will grow tired from all that work and slow down, and that style of carrying his hands down at his sides will get awfully expensive as Triple G cuts off the ring and walks him down while landing heavy shots from all angles. Golovkin has an extremely well-rounded full arsenal and has serious power in both hands. If he can’t KO his opponent, he breaks their will and tears their face to shreds until they quit. If Maravilla grows the balls to give GGG a shot, it will cost him his titles. Mark my words, boxing fans!

Posted January 22, 2013 4:32 am 


“GGG gets stopped by Martinez if they ever fight” Nahhh, Triple G will take him into the late rounds with his toughness and resilience, then put him down for the count. Chavez Jr. tried to do that but he didn’t have the skill or power to do it. Golovkin will though. You can bet on that–if he fights at middleweight–not jr. middleweight.

Posted January 21, 2013 11:40 pm 


“He just switched to plan B and slowly broke Rosado’s body and spirit.” Exactly.

Posted January 21, 2013 11:38 pm 


“The problem IS that his SKILL level isn’t as high as Floyd’s, Broner’s, Ward’s, or even Dirrell’s at THIS point.” HOGWASH! Gennady is levels above Ortiz, Guerrero, or Cotto at this point in time and he’d hurt Floyd worse than Mosley did–he wouldn’t quit or gas out either. You haven’t seen enough of Broner to accurately assess his skill level–Demarco ain’t that great of a measure. As for Andre Dirrell…whupdeedoo. Tell me how many belts Dirrell owns right now? When did he last own one? When was he last a champ?Dirrell has fought once since 2010 and hasn’t owned a title since 2009. I’ll give Andre Ward the edge however. Even so, Gennady is an incredibly powerful puncher and all the names you mentioned would be hard-pressed to continually withstand his power. They’d need every skill they got to withstand and/or avoid his hammer fists. Even Rosado said that Golovkin was a very strong guy. FYI Triple G would beat Martinez. Another FYI, made very clear by Andre Ward in his analysis of the two fighters: Rosado was moving a lot wasting a lot of energy, and he was an ineffective puncher to boot–he landed only 22% of his punches. Golovkin was very measured, controlled, and effective. Triple G landed an average of 14 jabs per round–that’s double the middleweight average– and also landed 47% of his power shots. A final FYI for you lame brain, Golovkin stayed with the head attack because he knew he was hurting Rosado, and he knew that Rosado knew it. Rosado was flat out running from him by the time the fight was stopped.

Posted January 21, 2013 11:35 pm 


Agree that Rosado looked to be the bigger man.
Which i thought before that he was fighting below his weight class (154) and that it was caring him a degree.

I thought Rosado was backing up from the start.
Specially after that straight left jab pushed him back. Rosado lasted longer -yes. But he also was in full retreat 95% of the time. So people like Geal and Sturm who arent trained to move like that… well I don’t see them beating GGG.

These last 2 outings have impressed me.
Martinez might be slick enough to pot shot and get out but like Chavez Jr fight . Chavez Vs GGG…
Hmm – I’m interested.

Whom ever it is next I will be watching.

Posted January 21, 2013 8:05 pm 

Joseph Herron

Rosado deserves a lot of credit for facing a gentleman who most elite 160 pounders are currently avoiding.

The biggest problem with Rosado’s fight plan, was his inability to hurt Gennady with any of his power shots. His entire strategy was completely dependent on hurting Triple G with a shot that he didn’t see while he was marching inside.

He caught Gennady with several flush shots after setting successful traps for him with very impressive footwork and upper body movement, but Gennady was too strong and determined to be hurt by anything Rosado could muster.

After he realized he couldn’t hurt Gennady, he packed it in mentally.

Rosado was very slippery on Saturday night and Triple G never got frustrated. That was probably the most impressive variable of Gennady throughout the fight. He just switched to plan B and slowly broke Rosado’s body and spirit.

Very impressive performance by Gennady.

Posted January 21, 2013 7:30 pm 


GGG gets stopped by Martinez if they ever fight…sure he’s strong and hits hard, but the guy does NOT move his head, he’ll be a sitting duck for Martinez’s power shots. He needs to fight guys with ‘some’ pop before he decides to fight a guy (Martinez) with a lot of it. So far, he’s beating guys he was “supposed” to beat, where are the guys he “might” be able to beat? I know Pirog was on the burner but is injured, how about Geale or Sturm?

Posted January 21, 2013 7:15 pm 


Yes, we GGG nuthuggers know Rosado moved up from 154. But did you notice Rosado was as big or bigger in the ring than GGG? Also, while GGG did get marked up a bit, that can happen against a quality opponent when you’re overly aggressive trying to make a statement, but did you notice ROSADO’s face? His looked like it went through a meat grinder, and in fact it did — a meat grinder named GGG.

Posted January 21, 2013 6:46 pm 

Fight Aficionado

That was a brutal beating. GGG dominated physically and tactically as expected. I tried telling Rosado at Twitter this move to 160 was no good and GGG was the wrong guy to go after. Am still a Rosado fan. Balls.

Posted January 21, 2013 6:36 pm 


You GGG nuthuggers do realize Rosado is a 154lb’er who moved up to 160llbs.. ZERO amateur experience and still was never knocked down or seriously hurt by GGG.. Rosado banged up GGG more then in any of his prior fights.. leaving him all lumped up with swollen eyes and cheeks.. not bad for Rosado who should move back down to his true weight of 154lbs and take on Canelo…

Posted January 21, 2013 6:27 pm 


Golovkin can hit. It will be a problem for him to set up a fight with any of the top fighters. Sturm will not fight him. He is homesteading and hanging on to that belt. Martinez; 37, will have to take some beating to win on points. Quillin and Golovkin in USA.

Posted January 21, 2013 5:27 pm 


True, Golovkin did headhunt too much in this fight, and he did get hit with a few good shots and got marked up a bit, but I think he’s fighting very aggressively right now to bring more attention to himself in order to line-up some big-name, big-payday fights. (“Headbangers” get noticed by the general boxing public.) After all, he’s 30+ years old — it’s time for him to make lots of money for his retirement years.

Posted January 21, 2013 3:15 pm 


I admire GGG’s understanding of Boxing as he has challenged everyone from 154 to 168. SKILLS is more important than SIZE. The problem IS that his SKILL level isn’t as high as Floyd’s, Broner’s, Ward’s, or even Dirrell’s at THIS point. Now if he smartens UP and takes a BODY PUNCHING class he’l be VERY formidable. But as long as all he does is HEAD hunt Floyd, Broner, Ward, and Dirrell will all SPANK him. Golovkin vs. Martinez is a toss UP because either man can be caught with clean shots to the FACE rather easily and both possess knockout power…Golovkin should take MY advice and add ALOT morr body punching to his arsenal. IF he does that I can’t really see many people beating him. Rosado’s head movement had Golovkin swinging like a Rank AMATEUR. Please learn how to body punch.

Posted January 21, 2013 2:32 pm 


First things first. Nobody is invincible nor unbeatable. That said I believe GGG is the real deal. I’ve been following the guy for several fights now and while yes he is a seek and destroy brawler, he doesn’t do it minus skill. In fact I see a copious amount of skill in the guy. Even Ward, a boxing master admitted he does subtle things defensively that are very good.

What I found amusing Saturday night was that just before mid fight Max Kellerman’s opinion of GGG changed suddenly. After the Proska fight Max was talking about GGG as though he was a middle weight Tyson and that everyone better watch out. Max suddenly started talking about how other middleweights might be watching this fight and saying “yea ok…I can deal with that.” or something to that effect. Yea ok so Golovkin got hit a few times and even got a mouse under his eye….really? These are traits tantamount to an overhyped or exposed fighter? Tell me how often did/do Tyson, Leonard, Ali, Foreman, Hagler, Jones Jr, Martinez, etc get hit? Even the best get hit and sometimes dropped. GGG is no exception. Moreover you can’t knock everyone out or down, it’s just the nature of the sport.

I find it amusing that although he beat the living hell out of Rosado that many people saw a fight in which GGG was exposed. Rosado has a champions heart and an iron chin. Couple that with the fact that GGG was sick and that it was far from his best showing and that should be all you need to know. Win today, look good next time.

Will GGG lose at some point? Very likely but that doesn’t mean he isn’t highly skilled, dangerous, and capable. When I think exposed I think of Seth Mitchell not Gennady Golovkin. I believe GGG beats everyone but Andre Ward.

Posted January 21, 2013 12:47 pm 


Golovkin has some VERY heavy hands, I was watching Rosado’s face come apart blow by blow…Not every fighter is going to fall flat on his face from punches (Rosado was tough) but make no mistake taking flush shots from Golovkin his going to be a problem for anyone..He was hurting this kid with jabs, not the mention his power shots…. Golovkin will be beaten tactically, a guy like Martinez is perfect GGG would be a more mobile version of Chavez Jr in there, walking into counters and a day late and a dollar short.

Posted January 21, 2013 12:30 pm 

Exiled Yank

He and Martinez should fight. Martinez is the champ and this guy is a top contender. Make it happen.

Posted January 21, 2013 10:56 am 


“GGG myth” & “GGG hype train” lol It’s obvious you know nothing about boxing, because you don’t see talent. Apparently you only judge the boxer’s personality/appearance — and if it appeals to you.

Posted January 21, 2013 10:30 am 


read: “UJelly?” -comment

Posted January 21, 2013 10:09 am 

Woop Woop

I’m here to tell you nuthuggers that the GGG myth will be exposed by years middle. When Geale has picked up a big payday and avenged his only (controversial) defeat he will claim what is rightfully his. The WBA belt was stripped from him because Sturm ducked GGG for 2 years. Until then I’m sure there are some more Welters and Jnr Middles for the GGG hype train to run over.

Posted January 21, 2013 8:30 am 


Martineze would give this European a boxing lesson.

Posted January 21, 2013 8:26 am 


Golovkin was lined up for Geale, but Geale went elsewhere (i.e. Mundine).
Golovkin was signed to fight Pirog, but Pirog pulled out with injury.
Golovkin called out (and was supposed to mandated to fight) Sturm for two years, and Sturm continually went elsewhere (up until Geale beat his ass).
Martinez’ management hide behind the economics excuse (and yet go and take fights with the likes of Dzinziruk and now Murray, who at best would pay somewhat similar to a fght with Golovkin).
Rumours are around the net that Quillin was soundly beaten up by Golovkin in the gym (the rumour is that Golovkin actually KO’ed him, which is VERY rare for sparring, but reports consistently state that Golovkin spars hard)… and in an interview with Quillin on this very site, he didn’t deny it… he just vaguely sidestepped the question.
Sure he needs to fight better competition, but it’s THE COMPETITION that is avoiding him, not the other way around.

Posted January 21, 2013 6:26 am 


ppwwffft man I cant believe the fools on here that think Rosado put up some kind of fight, what fight were you watching because I seen him land a few jabs and get battered the rest of the time,against an ill fighter at that.

Posted January 21, 2013 3:34 am 


Great fight, for both fought well. Much respect for Rosado who showed no fear and wasn’t about to quit left to his own decision although being bloodied up and outworked by GGG. In the end, Rosado proved to also be a great sportsman giving GGG his dues with NO excuses.

Posted January 21, 2013 12:14 am 

1200 Techs

GGG beat the hell out of Rosado…He busts you up with jabs! Def. turns his punches when he throws and really good at setting up his range…People are delusional thinking canelo has a chance with Triple G…I want to see him take on all the belt holders…looks like a small middleweight…Him and arthur abraham in their primes would’ve been a great fight! Def. staying tuned…I think this guy is def. on his way to p4p status down the roadon a side note, I have to say, Ali G has that Kazahkstan accent down to the T!! Respek! ahahaha

Posted January 20, 2013 11:29 pm 


everybody ducking the 3G

Posted January 20, 2013 11:08 pm 


Problem for Rosado now is that there’s no way any of the top 154lb’ers will get anywhaere near him after he gave GGG a good tough fight..

Posted January 20, 2013 10:51 pm 


Wasn’t too bad of a night for Rosado.. he showed no fear of the naturaly bigger and stronger GGG and stood in there giving GGG some good shots.. took all of GGGs hardest shots and made GGG look a little more human.. I’d say that Rosado needs to go back to 154lbs and call out Canelo and the other top 154lb’ers who are fighting creame puffs…

Posted January 20, 2013 10:49 pm 


Hitman, what “rubbish” are you talking about? Golovkin’s last two opponents would have given any of the top 160-pounders a serious challenge. Seems you’re just bitter because Golovkin beat down two experienced, in-their-prime, well-schooled fighters — fighters who came in to win, didn’t give up, but were beat up, bloodied, and stopped.

Posted January 20, 2013 8:28 pm 


Keep in mind that Martinez has racked up some serious ring miles in the last few fights. Especially with the dose of Chavez’s, near cruiser-weight, bombs he received. Golovkin in contrast, is a much fresher fighter. At this point in time, I’d say it’s an even fight between GGG and Martinez. Yep, Triple G’s text-book style and thudding punches vs Martinez’s unconventional arsenal and shotgun blast-type punches — I say, in the words of Mills Lane, “let’s get it on!”

Posted January 20, 2013 8:15 pm 


Hopefully golovkin might fight a contender next instead of all the rubbish he has fought so far.. Golovkin geale and kid chocolate are a disgrace with the fights they have chosen.. #papertitles

Posted January 20, 2013 6:56 pm 


He wouldn’t be able to handle Martinez, i like Golovkin but Martinez will wear and then KO him!

Posted January 20, 2013 5:39 pm 


Rosado with Zero amateur experience moving up to 160lbs still lumped up GGG more than anyone has to date.. and if wasn’t for the Blood blinding Rosado it looked like Rosado was not going to be stopped.. he took GGGs best shots and still managed to tag GGG.. not exactly the next great anything.. when GGG fights guys his true size he will get KO’d.. Rosado tagged him too easily and actually had GGG going back at times…

Posted January 20, 2013 5:28 pm 


Would canelo fight GGG at 160lbs like Rosado did? Would Canelo fight Rosado at 154lbs? nope… LOL

Posted January 20, 2013 5:26 pm 


in rosado’s last fight I remember his trainer saying that the opponent was running, I wonder what he has to say now after his fighter run a marathon and still got battered.

Posted January 20, 2013 5:13 pm 


Lol sure he would.

Posted January 20, 2013 4:14 pm 


Glovokin can beat anyone from 154 to 168

Posted January 20, 2013 3:33 pm 

Tomato Can

Props to both fighters, but GGG broke Rosado down, reminiscent of a young Chavez Sr.
Has anyone checked out GGG’s wraps? Crazy hard punches.

Posted January 20, 2013 3:25 pm 


Why are all of you idiots? GGG was sick right before the fight and even little sick during the fight. That wasn’t his best performance. He even said that himself.
Yet despite not calling the fight off he beat up Rosado so bad they were being covered in Rosado’s Blood!

Didn’t you hear in the beginning of the seventh round Rosado saying he could barely see.

This fight by no means showed how good Golovkin is.

Posted January 20, 2013 3:09 pm 

sonny bales

At the fight. GGG(G) looked relentless but beatable. He doesn’t change speed or direction all that well. That might be a problem against Martinez if Sergio retains his skills after lay-off. Canelo is better for him but where did that giant prune on his eye come from? Rosado barely hit him with anything hard.
Burgos got jobbed, by the way

Posted January 20, 2013 3:04 pm 


Scored it 114-114..burgos robbed himself

Posted January 20, 2013 3:03 pm 

Voice Of Reason

Burgos wuz robbed!!

Posted January 20, 2013 2:45 pm 


Yes i would to see him fight another jr middleweight too lol. I’d much rather see him fight julio jr and i think most would agree. Make that fight happen

Posted January 20, 2013 2:23 pm 


Gennady would of win anyways but Rosado earned some major respect and if he wouldn’t of been cut I think this fight would of been different meaning just more competitive.

Posted January 20, 2013 2:19 pm 


A.) Jr middleweight that he couldn’t manage to drop with all that power. B.) If he doesn’t learn to move his head, which u would think he would kno by now, he will get shredded. Cant bank on knocking them out everytime just ask good old mike tyson. On the contrary after his last bout I expected more. He certainly got hit maybe not much but he swelled up ridic from just a few shots. Either way a win is a win and on he goes just think the hype needs to chill out a bit.

Posted January 20, 2013 1:16 pm 

Kid Blast

Curtis Lowe has the beat

Posted January 20, 2013 12:42 pm 


one sided beat-down more like, Rosado barely landed a punch but lasted a round more than I predicted,should have been stopped sooner with that bad cut and one-sidedness.

Posted January 20, 2013 12:32 pm 

Curtis Lowe

Good fight, bloody as hell. Rosado was very tough, resilient and landed his share of punches. He actually looked bigger than Golovkin. I was impressed with Golovkin skilll level. He better than expected movement and can come at his opponent from different angles. Golovkin also certainly packs a punch.

Posted January 20, 2013 11:16 am 

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