Gennady Golovkin; The Modern Day Mike Tyson

Other than the loud mouth personality, owning a tiger – from what I know Golovkin has not yet purchased one – and a face tattoo, what’s the difference between Gennady Golovkin and Mike Tyson? Both are, were for Tyson, quite the physical specimens with monster power and the unique ability to bring fear upon their opponents who have others punch them for a living.

Looking at both fighters bodies of work they are eerily similar. After his two-round dismantling of Dominic Wade, Gennady Golovkin now rests with a professional record of 35-0, 32 wins by the way of knockout. Through 35 fights in Tyson’s career, he 35-0, 31 wins by knockout.

In similar ways, both are cocky and will fight and in Tyson’s case did fight anyone that is and was willing to step up to bat. Golovkin’s cockiness has been a recent fad. The thing about it is, he knows he’s what’s in in boxing right now, just like Tyson knew when he was running the show. Just an example of GGG’s in ring cockiness came when he dropped his hands and motioned for Wade to throw punches at him.

Now look, things are obviously different. Tyson fought in the heavyweight division while Golovkin is just a middleweight. That said, Golovkin’s power is similar to that of Tyson just in a smaller body. The scary part is that Triple-G isn’t just a power puncher. He arguably has the best jab in the entire sport. Golovkin can adjust from stalker and strict power puncher to combinations of jabs to set his big shots up.

Golovkin’s resume has so much room to gr

ow as he begins to face bigger and bigger names. He’s been ready for these names but the only problem has been the big names have shied away from fighting him. Triple-G’s recent fight drew north of 1.3 million views. There are no more excuses for the biggest names in the sport to fight Golovkin. Golovkin, like Tyson, is about to be a pay-per-view star and rule the boxing world. We can only hope GGG doesn’t bite a piece of someones ear off.


The Fight Pacquiao Should Have Chosen

Manny Pacquiao is saying he will fight one more time, unless Floyd Mayweather will give him a rematch. Until Pacquiao wakes up and realizes Floyd seems satisfied with retirement, his last fight will come on April 9th.

That final fight will come against Timothy Bradley. The two have already fought twice during their careers, each winning once. Bradley’s win was one of the more controversial decisions in boxing history. There were honestly only one or two rounds you could have scored in Bradley’s favor, but even then, those rounds could have been won by Pacquiao which would have scored him each and every round.

Bradley may have been the best pay-per-view draw, but he wasn’t the best fight Pacquiao could have chosen. Especially if it’s Pacman’s last bout. It would have been great to see him challenge himself. Both Bradley fights have been relatively easy, the first one as I mentioned was so wrongly judged.

The opponent Pacquiao should have selected is Terence “Bud” Crawford. Crawford is one of the best young boxers in the game. A lot of boxers seemingly get a lot of hype swirling around their names and never live up to it. Crawford isn’t like those guys. The 28-year old is the current WBO junior welterweight champion.

Crawford can do anything in the ring. He can even switch to a southpaw stance, which is something not many boxers can do. Having to prepare for a righty and a lefty at the same time is something not many trainers help their fighters train for. Bud is 27-0 with 19 victories coming by way of knock-out. As of December 2nd, Crawford in number nine on ESPN’s pound-for-pound list, Pacquiao’s three.

Bradley is much more known than Crawford to the casual fan. Bradley has notable wins against Pacman himself, Ruslan Provodnikov, Juan Manual Marquez, and Brandon Rios. Crawford’s two biggest wins are against Yuriokis Gamboa and Dierry Jean, two guys not many casual boxing fans would know.

This fight would have been a dream come true for the both of them. Both are fantastic technicians that love putting on a show for the crowd. Bradley doesn’t have the power to hurt Pac like Crawford does and we’re going to miss out on that greatly. The last two fights we’re going to remember Manny Pacquaio by are both likely snoozers.

Boxing is Being Revived by Three Letters: GGG

32 wins, 0 losses, 31 wins by way of knock-out. 19 consecutive fights ending by way of knock-out. This is the resume of the unstoppable force that is Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. It’s been said for a few years now how the sport was dying but Triple G, probably the most feared boxer since Mike Tyson, is keeping it alive and well.

When you first see Golovkin, you see a chiseled jam line, infectious smile and a seemingly down to earth nice guy. Once you step in the ring with him, it’s the polar opposite. His opponents can’t wait for the end-of-round bell to ring. His latest win against Martin Murray was the longest fight in his professional career and it was only 11 rounds ending in a TKO. He is the most feared boxer in the sport right now which is why he has struggled to score the biggest fights he could.

It’s a breath of fresh air to see how many times a year GGG fights. In today’s day and age, the top-tier boxers rarely fight more than twice a year. In 2013, when he was deemed “Fighter of the Year” by the readers of The Ring Magazine, he fought four times and this past year he fought three. He’s scheduled to fight for his second time in 2015 on May 16th against Willie Monroe, Jr., who he’ll most likely continue his KO streak in quick fashion.

Nobody wants to fight Golovkin. Good for anyone who does want to step in the ring with the machine himself. He showed in his latest fight against Martin Murray he has just as much technical skill as he does power. Besides his devastating power, he has a great jab combination and finally showed how strong that chiseled jawline in fight against Murray as he took the hardest blows of his career and they barely affected him.

Like everyone else, I would thoroughly enjoy a Golovkin versus Cotto fight, even though I don’t think Cotto would be able to handle GGG’s power and Cotto’s a hall-of-famer. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. said he would be willing to bet one million dollars he would knock Golovkin out. Is Chavez delusional? Yeah, probably, but it’s still a fight the public would like to see.

After his upcoming fight with Monroe there will be tons of skepticism who will fight Triple G next. Nobody has the answer but at this point, Golovkin will fight anyone who approaches him to fight, anywhere his opponent wants to fight and will do it with a smile on his face. It’s time to recognize the 32-year-old as one of the faces of boxing now and going forward.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Who Wins?

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The time is dwindling until the biggest fight, economically for sure, ever takes place between the undefeated champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao. The fight that everyone has been waiting for, for years now has finally came to fruition and there’s no turning back now. So, who wins?

Both fighters have different styles. Pretty Boy Floyd relies on his unbelievable quickness defensively to turn that into quick offense. Pac-Man on the other hand is offense, offense and more offense. He is constantly on the attack but not aimlessly, he always has a plan.

There has been a lot of talk about what this fight will showcase. Some believe it will be a brawl and if that’s the case it probably favors Pacquiao seeing how he’s been involved in a lot more of those than Floyd in years past. Some, like myself, see it being more of a tactical fight which favors Mayweather 100 out of 100 times. If Manny doesn’t turn this into a brawl and show the judges what he normally does, Floyd will defend and jab his way to a decision victory.

Neither knock people out at a consistent rate like they did in their younger days. Manny’s last KO was in 2009 against Miguel Cotto and it was a technical knockout in the 12th round. Floyd’s last KO was a very controversial fight against Victor Cruz in 2011 when Ortiz head butted Money and put down his guard and Floyd rocked him and scored a fourth round KO. Safe to say neither boxer will even think about letting their guards down come May 2nd.

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