IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was very upset at the post-fight press conference last Saturday night about his fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez being scored a 12-round draw by the judges appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Golovkin thought he won a clear decision by 9 rounds to 3 or 8 rounds to 4. The most Golovkin could give Canelo was 4 rounds, as he felt he ran too much and was getting hit with jabs all night. Indeed, Canelo couldn’t stop Golovkin’s jabs from landing, and he was unable to stand and fight “Mexican style” the way that Golovkin was hoping he’d do. Golovkin said Canelo told him that he’s a real Mexican, but he didn’t fight with the Mexican style.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s size, toughness, power and physicality will prove to be too much for challenger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez towards the end of their fight when he meets the middleweight champion on September 16, according to trainer Abel Sanchez. Sanchez sees GGG wearing Canelo down with his physical style and getting him out of there.
Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn feels sorry for Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, because their important fight on September 16 was totally undercut by the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor event that took place last Saturday night on August 26 on Showtime pay-per-view.
Hearn says that even this past week can’t count for the Canelo-GGG fight being properly hyped with the boxing fans due to all the fans still talking about the Mayweather-McGregor fight, breaking down the results and thinking about the match.
Unbeaten British fighter Kell Brook (36-0 25 KOs) had better be biting down hard on his gum-shield on September 10, because his opponent IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) is promising a real “drama show” when the two of them get inside the ring.
Going by what trainer Abel Sanchez is saying, Saul “Canelo Alvarez won’t be able to stand up to the fire power and extreme pressure Gennady “GGG’ Golovkin will be putting on him during their fight on September 16. This is how Sanchez sees the fight ending up. Unlike the fawning of some boxing fans about Canelo’s defensive skills, Sanchez sees defensive flaws in Canelo’s game that will make him easy to hit by Triple G and easy prey on September 16.
Most people who follow boxing are counting out Kell Brook in his fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England. However, if you were to evaluate your prediction, based on how judges score rounds, you may think otherwise. Of course, this analysis is based on Brook surviving the 12 rounds against the knockout artist, Gennady Golovkin.
I believe Brook has a solid chance in making it through the 12 rounds to hear a decision, because Brook has fought 11 out of 36 fights for a decision, or 31% of his fights went to decision. On the other hand, Golovkin has fought 35 fights and only 3 went to decision, for a low 9%.
You can argue that because Golovkin is used to knocking out his opponents, he did not have to go the distance, but you can also argue that he lacks experience in having to go the distance, or have the stamina to go the distance, which gives Brook the advantage.
If the fight does go to decision, then let’s examine how fights are scored. The judges determine rounds by the following:
Effective Aggression-In other words, the fighter who gives the impression that he is dominating by landing punches and avoiding punches. Golovkin is excellent in cutting the ring, throwing solid and clean punches. Brook also can win this rating factor, because he will land punches via counter punch and has excellent reflects to avoid punches. I predict a DRAW in this rating factor.
Ring Generalship- The fighter who controls the action and enforces his will and style. Brook will clinch, land counter punches, and avoid punches. This is the style that won against a determined Shawn Porter, and thus this style will frustrate Golovkin, who has never fought a fighter with this skill set. I predict Brook in this rating factor.
Defense- The simple word of using techniques to avoid getting punched, such techniques as slipping, blocking punches, etc. Brook will be on survival mode and when you’re on survival mode your reflexes and senses are extremely sharp. Golovkin will be in brawler mode looking to KO Brook so that he doesn’t have to avoid a decision in Brook’s home court. I believe because of this, Golovkin isn’t thinking defense at all. And, why should he? He is the Goliath while Brook is David. Hence, this rating factor will go to Brook.
Hard and Clean Punches- No need to explain this rating factor. I’ve read enough articles and comments to know that the writers and audience of this website understand boxing. It’s clear Golovkin has shown that he can throw his hands, and he throws it with bad intentions. He also lands cleanly because of his composure and confidence. Rating factor, to Golovkin.
Analyzing the above and based on boxing rating factors, I predict Brook will win by Majority Decision (MD). We make sound predictions based on history, and Brook’s historical fight record shows two MDs. Come September 10, 2016 he may earn his third.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he didn’t like the way welterweight Kell Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle stepped in and threw in the towel in the 5th round in the Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight last September. Mayweather says it looked “like a fix” the way Ingle tossed the towel in suddenly in the 5th.
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin says he’s ready for a “street fight” against Kell Brook this Saturday night in their fight on HBO and Sky Box Office pay-per-view. Golovkin says he wants the fight to be a “crazy” street fight, because he wants to go toe-to-toe with the 30-year-old Brook.
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) says he’s putting his entire focus on his next opponent Kell Brook, because Carl Froch, Chris Eubank Jr., Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are acting like clowns.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) made weight on Friday for his fight against Argentinian David Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) this Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Welterweight contender Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero thinks it’s funny that IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) is fighting a welterweight in Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs)
WBA Super World/IBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (18-0, 12 KOs) stopped #1 WBA challenger Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-1, 17 KOs) in the 1st round on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former IBF/WBA/WBC featherweight champion Naseem Hamed believes that the unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) can pull off an upset this Saturday night against IBF/IBO/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) if he boxes him clever, uses his jab and avoids getting hit by his big shots. Hamed, 42, believes that Brook can get the job done on Saturday night in their fight at the O2 Arena in London, England.
After almost two years, the Philippines’ Hammer Fist, Michael Farenas is coming back to the ring on June 1 at Roy Englebrecht’s “Fight Club OC” show in The Hangar at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
“It’s been a long journey to get back in the ring, but now that time has come,” said Farenas in an interview.
For one and rare times in his lengthy career Floyd Mayweather Jr. has experienced defeat. The defeat has happened before the match in all the pre-talks and interviews leading up to his fight tomorrow night against charismatic Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
McGregor has outlasted and outmatched any of the promotional antics of Mayweather. McGregor appears to be a natural in that department. He talks like no other Mayweather has ever faced.
Former two division world champion Ricky Hatton believes that welterweight Kell Brook will do well for a few rounds in his title challenge against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0 32 KOs)
Ricky Hatton is high on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez right now and leaning in his direction to do the job on middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 16. Hatton, a former two division world champion, says he keeps changing his mind about the Canelo-GGG fight.
Hatton states that he originally thought Triple G would be the one that would win that fight over Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs). But after seeing the problems Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) had in his recent fight against Daniel Jacobs on March 18, he’s looking at Canelo as the guy that just might do the job.
Former two division world champion Ricky Hatton says IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is on the verge of facing his toughest test of his 10-year pro career this Saturday night on September 10 against Britain’s Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, England.
David Haye is hoping to get 2-4 wins under his belt and then challenge Anthony Joshua for his IBF/WBA heavyweight titles in 2018 if he still has the belts in his possession.
Haye (28-3, 26 KOs) is coming off an 11th round TKO injury loss to Tony Bellew from earlier this year on March 4 in London, England. Haye, 36, would like nothing better than to avenge the loss, but he’s not counting on the rematch against Bellew getting made. The 2 are not in agreement in the negotiations for the fight. Haye obviously isn’t going to bow down to Bellew and let him have his way in the negotiations and put himself at a disadvantage. As such, the Haye-Bellew rematch remains very much in doubt.
David Haye and Tony Bellew had an uneventful meeting for their The Gloves Are Off taping on Friday without the two of them going at it. Haye said they needed to have a 10 minute cooling off period when things started to get heated at one point.
Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) says he can’t wait to get the 33-year-old Bellew into the ring on March 4 so he can belt him around the ring and knock him out quickly. Haye says he’s hoping Bellew can bring some talent to the ring, because he would like to see the fight make it to the 5th or 6th rounds for the boxing fans. But, Haye doesn’t see the talented needed for Bellew to do much in this fight other than get knocked out quickly in front of the fans at the O2 Arena in London, England.
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