I'm trying really hard not be as pessimistic about fighters as I used to be...but I have serious doubts about triple GGG. He has fought a parade of some sht opponents on hbo. I just want to see him in there with a quality guy who can make him do something other than stalk and throw bombs.Marciano490 said:Do we know for a fact Golovkin has that kind of power? I know his ko rate his historic, but he's just not a guy that I see hit people and put them down. Every fight I've seen it looks like he gets in an accumulation of clean punches from various angles and eventually wears the other guy down. Plus, I know he was supposedly sick for the fight, but he really had a hard time knocking down the dude who came up in weight to fight him, and he tagged him open a bunch. I'm not sold on the power; I think it's more HBO marketing. Certainly he doesn't have Stephenson/Kovalev type wood.
Lmao. Yes. Everyone is a bum until they lose, then they're a super bumseageral said:Yeah, boxing is funny that way. I have no idea if Golovkin is real or not, but when fighters win and make it look easy they haven't fought anyone, until they lose and then they were never that good anyway.
This is still the fight I want to see. I get not liking the HBO hype, but this guy is an assasin, and doing everything he can.WayBackVazquez said:
I'd like to see Cotto vs. Golovkin.
Andre Ward has far less drawing power right now than GGG. I guess it's savvy to fight 3 times in 3 years in places like Ontario,CA.Marciano490 said:Well that and Andre Ward is a much, much better fighter.
I'm wondering, after seeing all the empty seats at MSG, whether the top level fighters are really ducking GGG out of fear or rather out of marketing savvy?
WayBackVazquez said:Well, Cotto and GGG would certainly sellout the Garden.
Your opinions of Golovkin and Ward are somewhat difficult to reconcile with your opinion concerning for example, the Provodnikov Algieri, fight, but so be it. I think Ward has stagnated, if not regressed, and would rather coast on his reputation as a boxer than fight anyone scary. The proof will eventually be in the pudding, I suppose.
seageral said:Golovkin vs. Canelo or Cotto would sell out easily, and I have to think that GGG would be favored against both right?
I have no idea whether he's a 'great fighter' or not, but why don't you think he is Marciano? If by great you mean 'top 3 pfp in the world' that's a pretty high bar.
Marciano490 said:Anyone got a link? I think I'm gonna put $20 on Maidana and $15 on a Maidana KO.
ElUno20 said:Virtuoso performance.
Lost a lot respect for maidana with that bullshit interview afterwards. He got neutered and beatdown. Show some class