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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-born fighter who lives in Germany and trains in California. He had never fought in the U.S. before this bout at a casino in upstate New York, but he is determined to become a stateside star.
Golovkin's impressive performance puts him among the world's top middleweights, although his raw talent could make him unattractive to the winner of Sergio Martinez's fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Sept. 15.
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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.
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...
A Pole, a Kazakhstani, a Puerto Rican and a Ukranian walk into a casino in upstate New York, and...There's no punchline to that, actually. And whatever the odd confluence of circumstances bringing the four men together at Verona's Turning Stone Resort & Casino, there's nothing funny about the main event on HBO Saturday when Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan and Grzegorz...
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The Kazakh boxer who lives in Germany and trains in California knows how to enjoy a little taste of home wherever he can get it. The WBA middleweight champion is comfortable...
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...
On Thursday afternoon the final press conference was held at the Showroom at The Turning Stone Casino Resort for Saturday Night’s HBO Boxing After Dark card that will take place in the Events Center. In the main event, WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend his title against European champion Grzegorz Proksa. In the co-feature, former WBO Jr. Middleweight...