Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/31/13
Gennady Golovkin is the roaring young lion of the middleweight division, a fan favorite for his knockout style and ranked #2 in the world. However, to the more critical eye, a big question mark dangles from around GGG's neck, because as of yet he has fought absolutely no one who could be classified as a Top 10 middleweight contender. This despite Golovkin's seven-defense reign as the WBA titlist. One way or another, all that doubt will come to an end when Golovkin meets tough Briton Matthew Macklin on June 29th. Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) 5'10" tall, 72" reach, 31 years old British Former British and European Middleweight Champion Credit: GeoImagez Don't let those four losses throw you, because Mack the Knife is currently ranked #4 in the world. Two of his losses were early in his career; the third was a hotly contested, German-style, hometown points loss to Felix Sturm, a fight most observers thought Macklin won; and his fourth loss was to division kingpin Sergio Martinez. In...
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