I was at the Garden this past Saturday night to witness the inevitable outcome of Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado. True, the Kazakh wasn't at his best, while the young Philadelphian proved even tougher than I had anticipated. Golovkin nevertheless won handily, via seventh-round TKO, and it's now time (well past it, really) for the leading lights of the middleweight division to prove their mettle by stepping into the ring with the undefeated WBA titlist.
Why haven't they? Why won't they? Because they know they can't beat him, that's why.
While there are several boxers who could give Golovkin a warm welcome -- Felix Sturm and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. come most immediately to mind -- the three men he needs to defeat in order to unify the titles, to be recognized as undisputed Middleweight Champion of the World, are Peter Quillin, Daniel Geale, and Sergio Martinez.
Let's take a closer look at the credentials of the Feared Man, as well as those of the Re...