Triple G

Triple G

Los Angeles, CAWBA, IBO, and newly crowned WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) brutalized Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) for just over 10 rounds on Saturday’s installment of HBO World Championship Boxing from the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  Murray landed his own shots at times, but did nothing to deter the relentless pressure of the champion.  Golovkin passed his toughest test yet, and rumors have been swirling that he carried Murray to get some rounds in.  If you ask me, I think he did start to carry his foe after knocking him down twice in round 4.  Gennady had Murray in serious trouble but took his foot off the gas to get some more ring time.  After all, his last fight did not even go two full rounds.


Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) won the lineal middleweight championship from a badly faded Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) who had only had one fight in about 18 months prior to facing Cotto.  Knee injuries derailed Martinez’ career, and he was a shell of his former self when he took on the Puerto Rican.  Now, Cotto appears unwilling to defend his title against GGG, who expressed interest in a unification match after stopping Murray.  Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., however, seems like he may be willing to take on the Kazakhstan bruiser.


Last time there were negotiations between the two fighters, Chavez did not sign on to face Golovkin.  Now, Chavez has issued a one million dollar bet that he will knock out Triple G. If they do fight, it will be GGG doing the knocking out, but let’s hope the son of the legend puts his money where his mouth is.


Double A

Double A

WBO super middleweight (168) champion Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KO) won his rematch with Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KO) at the O2 World Arena in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.  Abraham’s belt is a paper one, but he has bounced back fairly well following a disastrous Super Six World Boxing Classic showing a few years ago.  Abraham does not seem to have the pop on his punches that he did at middleweight, but has improved as a boxer overall.


Donovan Dennis (10-1, 8 KOs) knocked out Steve Vukosa (10-1, 4 KOs) in the 4th round to advance to the semifinals of the 2015 Boxcino Heavyweight Tournament.  Joining him will be Andrey Fedosov (25-4, 20 KOs), Lenroy Thomas (19-3, 9 KOs), and Razvan Conjanu (13-1, 7 KOs).  Fedosov will face Thomas and Dennis will face Cojanu to determine the final match of the tournament.

Zack Young



  • I agree with Zack. as much as I like cotto, he needs to defend that belt against the best of his div. In order to be considered the man…both cotto and ward say the same thing “who has golovkin fought?” …we all know what that means!! …not interested

  • I agree that Cotto is too small for GGG, but I do not consider him the legitimate lineal middleweight champion. He should not be considered the champion if he is unwilling to face the best in the division.

  • GGG has the perfect build for a middleweight. also he maintains his weight. its not his fault that he has no big-names-dancing partners. he should just stay at middleweight and boss it for the next years to come. let the fighters come to him. he doesn’t need to go up in weight to fight a ward or froch. especially ward is a no deal as ward barely has any drawing power. this is hardly what you call a “superfight”.
    cotto is just to small and would be a total mismatch. the only really “superfight” i see for GGG is Canelo in 2-3 years.

    too bad – but that’s just the way it is right now around middleweight. nevertheless – if he keeps up the schedule GGG will establish himself as a dominant force and people will tune in on him. regardless of who he fights.

  • No shit! BOOM!

  • Tripple G vs Chavez Jr at the Forum in Los Angeles…boom!!

  • Cotto has no business fighting at 154 pounds, and much less at 160 pounds. It is shocking to me, that there is such a lack of talent at welterweight that former lightweights and even former featherweights are now champions at welter and middleweight. Cotto is simply too small for GGG. He was even too small for a welterweight.

  • Cotto shouldn’t be expected to fight GGG, he’s too small. GGG should’t be expected to fight Ward, Ward’s too big. Why not Quillin? He’s a true middleweight and not a European no-hoper that GGG’s been feasting on. I do think J.C. JR’s a good fight though

  • When is Andre Ward going to get back in action and finally give GGG a true super fight? Canelo and Cotto are too small and would crumble under the pressure. Ward though, is a different matter. If Ward is in shape, it’s an even fight; maybe a slight edge to Ward even. Ward doesn’t have a lot of options either; maybe Kovalev.

  • GGG is an amazing fighter whom you bet until he loses!

  • @pedro,
    what do you personally make of golovkin?

    i remember him from the universum shows in germany. i liked him, but he never struck me as extraordinary. under sanchez he definetly improved and sanchez helped him immensely to find his professional style. also – a fighter is only as good as he is marketed. and golovkin has a good team behind him. it’s just too bad he doesn’t seem to have some good dance partners in his natural division.
    dont let his good manners and his smile fool you – this is a true badass who knows exactly what he is doing and who went through some tough, tough times in his youth.

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