So boxing has a huge fight Saturday night as young rising superstar Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will defend his WBA middleweight championship against Daniel Geale. The event will take place in the storied Madison Square Garden and will air live on HBO Boxing.
The rising popularity of the Kazakhstani fighter has exploded since making his North American debut just two years ago. It doesn’t hurt that Golovkin has an astounding 90% knockout rate in his fights. The 32 year old has amassed a 29-0 record with 26 knockouts so far. He has an amazing 16 straight knockouts coming into the bout with Geale.
Golovkin also has Olympian on his resume. He won the silver medal back in 2004 for Kazakhstan.
Daniel Geale (30-2) is the former IBF and WBA champion. He vacated the WBA title after he was ordered to fight Golovkin. He opted to take on fellow Australian Anthony Mundine and defend his IBF title. He followed that up with a split decision loss to Darren Barker in Atlantic City. The loss to Barker snapped an eight fight winning streak. Geale got back on track in February of this year with a 6th round stoppage victory over Garth Wood.
Golovkin is a huge favorite in this fight. He hits hard and has been able to withstand what little damage has come his way. There has been no one that has even been competitive with him as of late. Geale has a solid resume and isn’t the can that many make him out to be but a loss to Golovkin all but erases his hopes of returning to championship form in the near future.
A win for “GGG” sets up a fantasy matchmaker’s dream. Is a date with Saul Alvarez up. Many think that a fight with Canelo would be huge. Is Miguel Cotto in line? The future and bank account of Golovkin look promising if he can do what many expect him to do Saturday night.
Stay close to ProMMANow.com for more on this fight. We will bring you round by round coverage this Saturday night. Until then, get caught up on the career of Gennady Golovkin.