Found September 03, 2012 on
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In this week’s 3 punch combo I will first start by taking a look back at some of the controversies from this Saturday’s bout between Sergiy Dzinziruk and Jonathan Gonzalez. Next I will look ahead to a bout that was finalized this week but kind of flew under the radar, which is between Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno. And finally, I'll dissect Gennady Golovkin’s performance this weekend, and consider whether or not he's being over-hyped after his US debut.
Sergiy Dzinziruk vs. Jonathan Gonzalez
The bout between Sergiy Dzinziruk vs. Jonathan Gonzalez on Saturday night showed a lot of what is wrong with the sport of boxing. The bout itself was fairly entertaining, however, Gonzalez’s clear disregard to make weight and the scoring of the fight once again have brought controversy to the sport.
Jonathan Gonzalez weighed in about 10 pounds over the contracted weight for the bout. I think it is pretty clear Gonzalez never intended to make the 154 pound weight limit. He knew h...
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Gennady Golovkin stopped Grzegorz Proksa in the fifth round of an impressive American debut Saturday night.
Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) battered his Polish opponent in every round, dropping Proksa (28-2) in the first and fourth rounds before the referee halted the bout. Golovkin defended his WBA and IBO middleweight belts with his 11th consecutive stoppage victory.
Golovkin is a Kazakh...
Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin defended his WBA and IBO middleweight belts with his 11th consecutive victory on Saturday, stopping Poland's Grzegorz Proksa in the fifth round of an impressive American debut.
Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) battered his Polish opponent in every round, dropping Proksa (28-2) in the first and fourth rounds before the referee halted the bout.
Getty ImagesIt’s very rare that two Eastern Europeans get to headline a major boxing card in the U.S., but that’s what happened on Septemer 1 when Gennady Golovkin stopped Grzegorz Proksa in the fifth round in their bout in Verona, New York.Golovkin, the WBA Middleweight Champion, was making his American debut and the bout was televised nationally by HBO.The 30-year-old Golovkin...
Gennady Golovkin probably banished any remaining skeptics Saturday on HBO with a one-sided beating of a man who wasn't so long ago viewed as one of the middleweight division's future beasts, Grzegorz Proksa. Proksa fought about as well as he could've but couldn't contend with Golovkin's power, sturdiness and timing. Golovkin simply out-beasted him.The Kazakh was...
Fight fans across the country finally got their first look at Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night, as the HBO televised event was aired from the Turning Stone Casino in New York. Golovkin didn't disappoint, either, as he dominated a game but overmatched Grzegorz Proksa en route to a 5th round TKO win.
Golovkin has had a lot of fans for a long time, but he hasn't been seen...