Gennady Golovkin

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  1. Blue Devils

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    Golovkin had an impressive amateur career. Won the 2003 World Amateur Championship in Bangkok by beating the 2007 World Champion Matvey Korobov 19-10 then Defeated Andy Lee 29-9. Knocked out current IBF supermiddle champ Lucian Bute in 4. And then defeated the Cuban Yordanis Despaigne who would go on later to defeat Jean Pascal. He caught up with that track runner Andre Dirrell and beat him 23-18 in Athens.
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  2. Liverlips

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    My goal is for 160 to heavyweight to have all-white champs. We closed the year 2007 with 16 out of 20 so not that big a stretch.
     
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    Good finds! I was eagerly anticipating seeing this fighter in action. Very poised and technically sound.
     
  4. Blue Devils

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    Just found out he's on the Mikkel Kessler card this weekend [​IMG]
     
  5. Charles Martel

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    He's defeated Kelly Pavlik, Lucian Bute, Andre Dirrell and Andy Lee in the amateurs.

    Today, Golovkin won every round over his overmatched opponent Amir Amari: 80-72, 80-72, and 79-72. Edited by: JD1986
     
  6. Charles Martel

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    Gennady Golovkin (13-0, 10 KO) fights Malik Dziarra (29-3, 20 KO) on the same Universum card as Garay vs. Braehmer.

    I've been a bit disappointed Universum hasn't kept Gennady more active this year.
     
  7. Blue Devils

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    The guy he's fighting has a good record. Maybe a few more wins and he'll be ranked if he's not already. Here's a weigh in pic of Golovkin and his opponent.
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    An interesting fighter Sean. Good to you for posting him here. I have watched some of his fights. He has a nice, slip and roll defense and keeps his hands up. He is a hot prospect. He has that electric knockout power that so many of the top white boxers have. He is a climber and we should expect to see him in the top 10 in 2 years if he is patient. Anyone with that kind of an amateur pedigree is like a rocket taking off. I would not make too much out of his amateur wins over Pavlik and Bute though -professional fighting is a big step up.
     
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    Thans to shawn and JD for the information
     
  10. Blue Devils

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    He fights today against Javier Alberto Mamami 35-7 (19)

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  11. Charles Martel

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    From fightnews:

    Hot middleweight prospect Gennady Golovkin blitzed former Felix Sturm opponent Javier Alberto Mamani in the very first round of their ten round special attraction. Golovkin dominated the contest with his speed from the get-go and finally connected with huge hooks and uppercuts nearing the end of the first. He pinned Mamani in the corner, unleashing brutal shots to floor the Argentinian just before the referee decided he had seen enough and called a halt to the action. Time was 2:52 minutes. A very impressive Golovkin moves to 15-0 with 12 KOs and has a bright future ahead of him. Mamai falls to 35-8-1 and suffered the quickest loss of his career.
     
  12. Charles Martel

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    Golovkin will face American Tarvis Simms (24-0-1, age 37) on the Universum/Spotlight card Apr 25. Simms has appeared on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

    It's good to see his promoter is finally getting him a recognizable American opponent. [​IMG]

    I don't like seeing talent like Golovkin's go to waste.
     
  13. Blue Devils

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    Tarvis Simms is a good step up for Golovkin [​IMG]

    Gennady should stop him in the mid rounds.
     
  14. Charles Martel

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    Tarvis Simms backed out of the fight for some reason, and now Golovkin will be fighting American Anthony Greenidge (13-2, age 21).
     
  15. Charles Martel

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    Gennady Golovkin is back in action on July 11 on the same card as Sturm-Gevor. His opponent will be Brazilian John Anderson Carvalho (WBO #15 middleweight).
     
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    Fightnews

    Unbeaten middlweight contender Gennady Golovkin scored a second round TKO over Brazilian John Anderson Carvalho. Golovkin is now 17-0, 14 KOs and he has also acquired the vacant WBO Intercontinental middleweight belt. Carvalho, who was down in round two, dropped to 19-4, with 11 KOs. Golovkin is ranked #3 by the WBC/WBA and he is also the fourth-ranked boxer in the WBO rating.
     
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    Gennady will face Ishe Smith 21-4(9) on the Fragomeni-Erdei undercard later this month.
     
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    This is an interesting fight. Smith has bragged he'll easily defeat Golovkin! [​IMG]

    I wonder if Golovkin can become the first to KO the elusive Smith?
     
  19. Blue Devils

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    Smith got injured. Golovkin fought previously unbeaten Russian Mikhail Makarov. Golovkin stopped Makarov in 2.
     
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    Golovkin's WBA title fight with Nunez will be in Panama on July 14.

    Unless the travelling, temperature, and tropical humidity has adversely affected him, he should win on Saturday.
     
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    fightnews.com

     
  23. white is right

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    Has anybody seen this guy fight? Is he another hidden gem like Pirog was? I know he has decent team behind him. So most likely he isn't a true paper champion.
     
  24. Charles Martel

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    Here's a video of the fight.
     
  25. Charles Martel

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    For a few years now I've considered Golovkin to be probably the best middleweight, likely better than Korobov and perhaps Pirog too (although Dmitry has improved since his amateur days).

    He KOed Lucian Bute in the 2003 world amateurs. He has amateur wins over Andy Lee, John Duddy, and Matvey Korobov. Golovkin defeated Andre Dirrell in the 2004 Olympics to win the silver medal at middleweight.

    I was concerned Universum may have ruined him with inactivity and mediocre opposition, but he looked great last night in Panama.
     

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