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Gennady Golovkin results: GGG thrashes Geale in three

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In his first featured event in the big room at Madison Square Garden, boxing’s own “Good Boy”, WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) flattened the customarily durable former IBF/WBA title holder, Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KOs), in three action filled rounds. Due to a timekeeping blunder in the opening stanza, the fight was almost ten minutes long, despite the heavy-handed champ closing the show in the final moments of round number three with a perfectly placed right hand counter to the jaw of the courageous Aussie born fighter.

Throughout the great majority of the contest, the former Middleweight title holder was effective in disrupting the timing and rhythm of Golovkin, using lateral movement and throwing sporadic punches at different ranges.

Although “The Real Deal” landed 33 clean punches over the three (plus) round fight, the brave combatant didn’t have enough torque on his shots to command the respect of the hard charging Kazakh fighter and eventually succumbed to the awesome pressure of the heavily favored incumbent champion as a result.

The end finally came in the closing seconds of the third stanza when Daniel Geale was forced against the ropes by an aggressive Gennady Golovkin. Although the brave title challenger landed a well timed right hand to the chops of the current champ, Gennady used the opening created by Geale’s offensive attack to simultaneously land a bone-rattling right hand counter to the chin of the crafty but overmatched fight veteran.

The force of the Kazakh missile immediately drove the routinely durable fighter onto the canvas and flat on his back. Despite beating the referee’s count with plenty of time to spare, the gallant Australian born boxer was badly hurt and unable to continue.

Veteran official Mike Ortega mercifully called a halt to the bout at the 2:47 mark of the third and final round.

While Gennady Golovkin continued to make his now fabled march through the 160 pound weight division look extraordinarily easy on Saturday night, the murderous punching title holder knocked out a former champion who had never been stopped or even beaten decisively prior to last night’s event at Madison Square Garden.

And although the skeptics and critics will continue to scoff at the “unproven” former Olympian from Kazakhstan, the current WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion remains one of the more thrilling attractions in the entire sport.

After his impressive, 17th consecutive stoppage victory, Gennady had much to say in another “Triple G-ism” laden interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman.

“Knock-out very important,” stated the undefeated WBA Middleweight titlist. “Not just for me, not just for my team, but for everybody. This is show, this is big drama show.”

When asked what he thought of Daniel Geale as a fighter and a challenger, Golovkin was very respectful and gracious as usual.

“Please, guys…thank you for my opening. Thank you very much for Daniel. I respect him. This is big deal, he is big fighter…thank you very much, Daniel.”

Kellerman then showed Gennady recorded footage of the exchange that ended the fight and asked the always candid Kazakh fighter about landing the “Coup de Grace”.

“Yeah…this is good boy,” admitted Triple G. “Max, this is my style, like Mexican style. This is fight…not game, this fight. I love fight.”

Finally, the somewhat antagonistic HBO analyst asked Golovkin about his future plans in the sport of boxing and who he would prefer to face next.

“Max, my focus is on 160 right now,” stated the 32 year old reigning champ. “I want unification fight. Very important for me who is best in Middleweight division. A lot of champions right now…Miguel Cotto, Peter Quillin, and Sam Soliman.”

“Guys, you need show? You need amazing show…just call me, I’m stay here…I’m ready for everybody.”

While two of the aforementioned names won’t be stepping in the ring with Triple G any time soon, a unification bout with IBF title holder Sam Soliman could be made later this year.

The 40 year old title holder won the coveted IBF strap by upsetting division stalwart Felix Sturm in Germany on May 31st of this year.

Two more intriguing match-ups could also be made with interim WBC title holder Marco Antonio Rubio, who’s currently trained by Robert Garcia, or Canadian power puncher David Lemieux.

Regardless of who Triple G decides to face later this year, detractors and skeptics might want to start accepting the harsh reality that Gennady Golovkin is indeed a legitimate force within the sport of boxing.
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