Gennady Golovkin

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  1. BoxingSpecialist2

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    Tough loss for Nonito. Havent been able to watch the fights because Im currently moving and have no TV or computer but sounds like he got Ko'd. Sucks....
     
  2. Charles Martel

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    You were right. :thumb:

    I thought he wouldn't get the KO until rounds 4 to 6.
     
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    Once Rubio tasted GGG's power, he decided to call it a night. He was more or less there for a payday after feeling the power and hurt from a upper cut and over had left. Rubio, F'd up. By not coming in on weight, he also ceded a 100K to GGG. Yeah too bad for Nonito, he was out gunned by Walters. He should have jumped on him in the 1st or 2nd round as he hurt and wobble Walters at the close of the 2nd. It appears that Walters will be formidable at 130 lbs.
     
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    [video=youtube;eQJ6J4LPO-U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=eQJ6J4LPO-U[/video]

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    kellerman seemed disappointed by the outcome.
     
  6. werewolf

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    GGG's country, Kazakhstan, is the ninth largest in the world, as big as western Europe. It's mostly in central Asia, with a small part in Europe. Majority Moslem. The Russians and the Germans who live there are Christian. I once worked with some Khazaks. They wore funny shoes.

    The guy's awfully impressive. When very experienced Rubio covered up on the ropes most guys would have flailed away and used up their energy hitting his gloves, but GGG just altered his punch angle and got right through, first punch.
     
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    He was bummed like I was that Rubio showed up for a discounted payday and the ref called the fight. We all wanted to see GGG inflict carnage. Rubio and the Ref precluded this.
     
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    Triple G was amazing. Incredible power. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those shots. Total domination last night.

    He is as good as anyone in the world. Yet all we here from the boxing community is Gayweather talk. While he is very talented, he
    has no power and has also had quite a few close fights. GGG is a far more complete fighter in every way.
     
  9. The Hock

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    This Rubio guy was acting like some late replacement who didn't have time to train properly and knew he was going to lose. I've never seen such a friendly looking fighter who was so accepting of getting knocked out. He was acting like me the time I showed up to help someone move and they already had more than enough people.

    So far the only opponent to give GGG any difficulty has been the English language.

    I'd skip a lot of activities for a chance to watch Golovkin fight.

    Mayweather? I'd just as soon paint my fence and watch it dry than sit through one of his snooze fests and listen to Jim Lampley scream every time Mayweather lands a solid (for him) punch.
     
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    Did anybody else notice that Rubios skin was stained like he rubbed some of that fake tan lotion over part of himself?
     
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    He has that condition where over time he loses pigmentation.
     
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    Golovkin-Rubio: SRO crowd of 9,323. Ward-Abraham: 5,311 in same arena for arguably bigger fight in Ward's home state & Super Six.

    Dan Rafael@danrafaelespn
    Attendance for Golovkin-Rubio last night was 9,323 -- over capacity and largest attendance in the history of the stadium, according to AEG.
     
  14. Charles Martel

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    From ESPN's Dan Rafael

    http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/11732175/ggg-mania-keeps-growing-following-ko-win-rubio

    GGG mania keeps growing


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    [TH]Gennady Golovkin KO2 Marco Antonio Rubio[/TH]
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    [TD]Retains a middleweight title, wins a vacant interim title
    Records: Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs); Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs)
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    [TD]Rafael's remarks: GGG mania is awfully fun, isn't it? Golovkin's fight with Rubio was not expected to be much of a test. Pretty much anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the two fighters figured this had Golovkin by knockout written all over it. Yet even without a big-time competitive fight on paper the fans flocked to Golovkin's first fight on the West Coast to the tune of a sold-out crowd of 9,323 at the StubHub Center. It got to that capacity because after K2 Promotions sold all the tickets it twice added additional bleacher seats as well as standing room only tickets, the first time ever at StubHub Center. In fact, it was the biggest crowd for any event in the history of the arena.

    When the electric night was over one executive from AEG, which owns the StubHub Center as well as the Staples Center a few miles away in downtown Los Angeles, said Golovkin-Rubio easily could have done big business in the bigger arena.

    Golovkin surely will fill the Staples Center eventually but the point is he is on his way to superstardom -- and eventually HBO PPV -- because people want to see him and his prodigious punching power regardless of who he's fighting because he brings massive excitement and gives fans their money's worth. This was his sixth fight in the United States and each has played to increasingly larger crowds and media coverage. Golovkin's trajectory is much like that of Manny Pacquiao in his early days of fighting in the United States. The sky's the limit for Golovkin.

    As he has said time and again, he wants to fight any of the big names in and around his division, but those fighters have not made themselves available in a serious manner at this point (meaning more than talk), and that means division champion Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, super middleweight champion Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Peter Quillin and even Floyd Mayweather Jr. (at 154 pounds, where GGG said he would go to meet Mayweather, the champion of that division). There are various reasons none of those bouts have happened, so while Golovkin and his promoter, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, work to lure any of them into the ring, Golovkin will continue to fight the best available opponents who are willing to fight him.

    On this night it was Rubio, 34, of Mexico, a veteran contender and former two-time world title challenger (losing by knockout to Kelly Pavlik and decision to Chavez) who had picked up an interim belt in his previous fight. One of the reasons Golovkin wanted to fight him was to win the interim belt because it would make him the mandatory challenger for the winner of the likely spring fight between champion Cotto and Alvarez. Golovkin claimed the interim belt, but it was vacant because Rubio blew weight by 1.8 pounds at Friday's weigh-in (costing himself $100,000 in the process).

    Kazakhstan's Golovkin, 32, who lives in Germany and is in the process of moving with his family to Los Angeles, had no problems whatsoever with Rubio, who got blasted. He lost the first round and then Golovkin ate him up in the second round, landing a right hand and a left uppercut that badly rocked him. Rubio staggered into the ropes, took a few more shots and then went down on the end of a heavy left hand to the temple area. Rubio looked like he was thinking for a moment whether he was going to even try to get up. Eventually he did, but he didn't beat the count and referee Jack Reiss counted him out at 1 minute, 19 seconds.

    Despite the quick nature of the fight the crowd did not seem disappointed. They got what they came for: a Golovkin KO. Even though the crowd was largely Mexican -- on a card named "Mexican Style," because that is the style with which Golovkin fights -- they were rooting for Golovkin over Rubio. It was like a Golovkin lovefest. Any why shouldn't it have been?
    He retained his 160-pound title for the 12th time (which tied him with Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Felix Sturm for third place on the all-time middleweight title defense list) and raised his knockout ratio to the best among active titleholders (90.3 percent).

    Golovkin's plan is to return in February in Monte Carlo -- unless a big name steps up -- and then to fight again in the United States in May. At some point one of the big names will see enough money in taking the risk of facing the most exciting fighter in boxing today and [/TD]
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    Let's go GGG! Fight tonight.

    I'll be in Banff and try to find a bar thats showing the fight.

    Im a huge Golovkin fan. Im expecting nothing short of a knockout tonight!
     
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    Monroe is a runner and does not like to mix it up. GGG will need to cut the ring off, land body shots , while setting him up for the knock-out (when Golovkin hits him, he will do down).

    I see this fight going late, unless GGG can get this Mayweather light, track guy slowed down/corralled in a corner for the early stoppage.
     
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    Don't know much about the opponent. Always a treat when Gennady fights.
     
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    Nice, I was able to find a pub here in Banff, AB that is showing the fight. Main card starts in 1 hour. Can't wait. LLet's go GGG!!!
     
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    I've seen almost all of GGG ' S fights and I love watching him fight. He is awesome and to be honest, he's the only boxer I'dfavour to beat Mayweather if they ever fought (no coincidence that the fight won't happen as Mayweather ' s dad has claimed GGG is too big for his son. Funny his son fought Pacquiao and Hatton both smaller men but he ducks a fight when he's the smaller guy. Duck!)

    As for GGG ' S opponent, don't know much about him but I read he has a decent amateur background and won a few decisions on ESPY. He's also been stopped once before and that's a bad sign going against GGG. He also seems to lack punching power.

    Don't know much about him but he's matched tough here and GGG will probably knock him spark out.
     
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    Golovkin will plow over this negro in just a few rounds. Maybe just one, or two. He has a suspect chin, and cant punch hard enough to keep GGG off him. Its gonna be a fun bout to watch.
     
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    Roman Gonzalez vs Edgar Sosa then the main event.
     
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    If I am not wrong. HBO is building up GGG with opponents a couple tiers above C level status. Some of his victims were once consider B level with "dat upside". After Triple G was through with them they plummeted towards gate keeper status or just ruined.
     
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    That prelim was a great appetizer. This little fly weight Roman Gonzalez reminds me of a prime welterweight Tito Trinidad. Huge power for a flyweight. GGG up next!
     

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