Bryan Armen Graham: Golovkin is miserable that a superfight with Canelo has been tabled yet again, which could spell bad news for stand-in Danny Jacobs
Stop me if youve discovered the one about the middleweight who was too is right to get a big oppose, the staggering ability who time and again determined himself on the raw tip of the elemental risk-versus-reward calculus at matchmakings essence. Formerly upon a period “its been” Charley Burley, described by no less estimable fistic thoughts than Eddie Futch and Ray Arcel as the greatest all-round soldier either had ever set eyes on, whose formidable ability and skin color in the 1940 s brutally conspired to earn him the unenviable title of best ever boxer to never be granted a nature name shot. In another epoch it was Marvelous Marvin Hagler, avoided like the dentist throughout the 1970 s until he could be avoided no longer, to whom Joe Frazier once alarmed: You got three impress against you. One, youre a southpaw. Two, youre good. And three, youre black.
Today its Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, the charismatic Kazakh knockout artist known as Triple G, who has torn through boxings 160 lb fraction with a uncommon meld of patience, technique, unnerving pres and ravaging influence in either side. Unbeaten in 36 pro opposes with 33 knockouts, hes like a middleweight Tyson without the luggage. Even before Canelo lvarezs win over Miguel Cotto for the WBC and lineal middleweight deeds in November 2015 and surely since then a showdown between the Mexican superstar and Golovkin for all the marbles in boxings glamour department has loomed as the biggest push that can be made today. Golovkin was then a few months removed from an eight-round obliteration of David Lemieux to integrate the WBA and IBF regions in his pay-per-view introduction. The fruit would never be riper.
But lvarez had now been vacated that middleweight strap, and the blockbuster, curiously, feels further away from being made today than it did then, leaving Golovkin to fight exactly twice last year: a five-minute wipeout of mandatory challenger Dominic Wade followed by a high-profile stoppage of Kell Brook that represented his 23 rd consecutive knockout, a blotch dating back to when he was fighting eight-rounders during George W Bushs administration.
On Tuesday, Golovkin was in New York to announce his next fight with Brooklyn native Daniel Jacobs on 18 March at Madison Square Garden. Once again, he is a lopsided favorite, even if the resist, this time, is scarcely the walkover the oddsmakers show. Jacobs maintains a form of the WBA middleweight name, and the fight offers Golovkin the opportunity to effectively own all but the WBO strap currently held by Billy Joe Saunders, which is itself is in no hurry to go in with GGG. And who can blame him?
The Kazakh has one of those faces that seem to be default to a smile, but on Tuesday he wore a little familiar watch of consternation as he justified his thwarting with trash talking from would-be opposings. Golovkin, whose broken-English bon mots have endeared him to devotees as much as his crowd-pleasing form, struggled to express what was bothering him during a roundtable with reporters, standing his promoter Tom Loeffler to intercede.
Its the fighters that havent agreed to fight him in the ring trash-talking, announcing we want to fight Triple G, Loeffler reasoned. From Canelo to Saunders to[ Chris Eubank Jr ], even Carl Froch hopped in at one point. It seems the people who are least likely to fight him are the people who talk “the worlds largest” about opposing him. Thats the frustrate part.
He wants to show hes the best. The only room he can do that is to fight the best. There have been some criticisms about some of the opponents on his rsum, but its certainly not anything to do with our back. You cant force somebody to get in the ring with him. All we can do is make offers. We return Kell Brook a ton of credit because when three of the top middleweights in the world turned away the opportunity to fight Gennady, he stepped up and he took the same exact bargain that was on the table for Eubank.
Any man who takes up the gloves and stairs into the ring therefore deserves respect, but the instinct is somehow find more acutely when the man waiting inside the square clique is Golovkin, who has extradited one career-altering beating after another.
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