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Golovkin stops Macklin, displays rare talent!

Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) stopped challenger Matthew "Mack The Knife" Macklin (29-5, 20 KOs) with a devastating liver shot in the third round, but this bout seemed decided after the first few punishing blows landed in the first.

Highly talented , top shelf contender “Mack the Knife” was being surgically removed from this fight from the opening bell, the looks of his battered face road mapped the placement of GGG’s pinpoint accurate power.

   "My perfect position for that body shot," Golovkin commented. "I want this fight (vs. Sergio Martinez). I felt great in the ring, he never hurt me. It was an easy fight for me. I want to fight against soon. Any top fighter, any champion, any belt holder....anywhere."

Unfortunately for Macklin, it was an easy fight for the champion, even though on paper it was not supposed to be. Macklin is a top contender whose given everyone he has faced a war to remember but with GGG , he could not contend with the constant stalking and destructive sharpshooting.

 "He's the best I ever fought," a game Macklin said. "He never really let me get started. It was a great shot he landed, the left hook to the body is personally one of my favorites. I tip my hat to him; he's a great champion. He has clubbing, solid power and you can feel the weight of every punch he throws."

Normally, it would be a trip to a keyboard, to launch into a recount of the action after a fight, but last night , I ran to youtube instead.

Golovkin’s performance last night so reminded me of great past champions, well I just had to hit some of the old fight films.

Flashbacks of LaMotta stalking Robinson, Duran with his amazing power, Yvon Durelle pummeling Archie Moore, Jack Dempsey pounding out victory after victory, advancing on his opponents with evil intent; those are the memories Golovkin invoked in me last night.

Soon there’ll be no need for nicknames, “GGG” will fall by the wayside soon, Golovkin , plain and simple, will be what people remember in the future. Like we learned to spell Klitschko or Pacquiao, boxing fans will have no problem spelling by heart Gennady Golovkin very soon.

Gennady Golovkin is no rising star, like the moon last week during summer solstice, Golovkin’s presence as a top middleweight in the world shines big and bold in the face of boxing.

The co-feature between super middleweights Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen (21-0-2, 13 KOs) and Brandon "Flawless" Gonzales (17-0-1, 10 KOs) finished in a draw (96-94, 92-98, 95-95)

IBO champion Oosthuizen, won the last five rounds on two judges' scorecards to pull the draw but on our scoredcards it was a gift. We had Gonzales up, 6 rounds to 4.

"I felt sluggish the first two rounds and then I found my rhythm. I thought I won the fight. I'd give him an immediate rematch if he wanted. I want to come back to fight in America soon and I want to fight Mikkel Kessler."

"I feel good," Gonzales remarked. "I absolutely won the fight. I landed the harder punches and out-boxed him. I did everything I had to do, unfortunately, the judges didn't think so. We'll go back to the drawing board and figure out where to go from there."

Willie Nelson (21-1-1, 12 KOs), Cleveland, Ohio WDEC10 (97-93, 97-93, 96-94) Luciano Cuello (32-3, 16 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina 
(Nelson retained NABF Super welterweight title) 

Danny O'Connor (21-1, 7 KOs), Framingham, MA WDEC8 (79-73, 79-73, 79-73) Hector Munoz (21-11-1, 14 KOs), Albuquerque, NM 

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (16-0, 9 KOs), Washington D.C. WDEC6 (60-54, 60-54, 59-55) Ben Ankrah (17-15, 8 KOs), Chicago, IL 

Luis Rosa, Jr. (14-0, 6 KOs), New Haven, CT WDEC8 (79-72, 79-72, 79-72) Jose Beranza (36-27-2, 28 KOs), Mexico City, Mexico 

Photo; Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

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