Affectionately known as GGG, this boxer from Kazakhstan calls his bouts "big drama shows." Oh yeah, he's by far the hardest puncher and biggest knockout artist today.
Casual boxing fans might not know the name, but hardcore fight fans absolutely do — he's Gennady Golovkin.
Already the owner of the highest knockout percentage in middleweight title history, GGG earned his 20th consecutive stoppage via a sixth-round TKO of Willie Monroe Jr. at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday night.
Golovkin got to Monroe early over the weekend, connecting with a barrage of blows, including a punishing left hook and overhand right to drop his opponent twice in the second round. Though Monroe courageously fought back during the fourth and fifth rounds – most of the retaliation egged on by GGG – Golovkin finished him off in the six, making him quit. Brutal... just brutal.
If there's a reason to watch a Golovkin fight, it's that — every shot he throws is a precise power punch and chances are his bout will end in yet another pulverizing knockout as the last 20 (and counting) have. When he lands a body shot, you cover up your ribs and midsection because you can almost feel the impact through the television screen. He physically moves fighters with his body shots. Heavy, heavy hands.
The only thing better than watching GGG's latest "big drama show," was his post-fight interview, in which he called out Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin against either one of those boxers would be instant fireworks.
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