Fight fans across the country finally got their first look at Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night, as the HBO televised event was aired from the Turning Stone Casino in New York. Golovkin didn't disappoint, either, as he dominated a game but overmatched Grzegorz Proksa en route to a 5th round TKO win.
Golovkin has had a lot of fans for a long time, but he hasn't been seen by the public at large. Proksa came in as a decent opponent, but one who was expected to lose, after the original opponent, Dmitriy Pirog, pulled out of the bout.
Things got started off with a bang in the 1st Round, with Golovkin scoring a knockdown toward the end of the session. He's speedy, all of his shots have power, and he has crisp skills, and smooth, diverse offensive attack.
Golovkin continued to mount his attack over the next few rounds. Proksa looked for openings here and there, but was mainly kept on the defensive, and was absorbing punishment to the body and head.
The pattern continued in the 4th, as Gol...