Gennady Golovkin destroyed Vanes Martirosyan tonight in California, knocking out the Armenian-American in the second round and leading us all to wonder if anyone will ever beat the Kazakh superstar.
After a positive drug test for a performance-enhancing substance, Canelo Álvarez has officially withdrawn from his May 5 rematch with unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, whom he fought to a controversial draw last September.
“WHORE the ramparts, weeee watched...” Some lady was singing the national anthem. “WHORE the lan-nnddd of the freeee...” We don’t care about that. We don’t care about any of that. We only want the Grade-A violence, now.
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez put on a hell of a show on Saturday night. You could make a case that either fighter won the fight, and before the scorecards came out people were already talking rematch.
Saturday night’s middleweight bout between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez was a good one. The two judges who didn’t shock and appall viewers with their scorecards had it as a close one—Dave Moretti had it as a narrow (115-113) Golovkin win, while Don Trella had it as a 114-114 draw. All three judges gave Canelo…
ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas went berserk arguing the future of boxing with Stephen A. Smith tonight after judge Adalaide Byrd once again turned in a bizarre and suspicious 118-110 scorecard in favor of Canelo Álvarez at the end of the bout that was officially judged a split draw.
The IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBC world middleweight titles will not be changing hands after Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez found himself unable to deal Gennady Golovkin his first career loss as a professional, settling for interrupting the Kazakh’s 37-0-0 record with a dazzling display that left both fighters unsatisfied but fight…
Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez may be the world’s most popular boxer, and yet he has a problem: He lacks credibility among the sport’s largest fan bases, Mexicans and, increasingly, Mexican-Americans. Questions about Álvarez’s boxing skill extend beyond these two groups, but since he is Mexican, attempting to understand why he…
Tonight’s snoozer of a PPV saw Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez dominate Julio César Chávez Jr. for 12 rounds, a fraud upon the viewing public that exposed itself to be purely the trailer for a megafight later this year after reigning, undefeated middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin appeared in the ring to join Canelo in…
“It wasn’t that bad.” That’s what Danny Jacobs said Saturday night, about Gennady Golovkin’s fearsome, world-ending, thunderous power. It may be true that compared to cancer, it wasn’t that bad.
Dominic Wade lasted 335 seconds before being knocked out by Gennady Golovkin in a fashion not unlike the previous 31 men who fell by the Kazakhstani middleweight champion’s fists and didn’t get back up.
“Had I an enemy whom I wished to ruin, body and soul, I would ask no more than to turn him out into the company of pugilists and their clique, and the matter would be effected without delay.”-The Spirit of the Times, 1832.
Tonight, on HBO pay-per-view, the next great arms race in boxing formally gets underway. Just over five months removed from the biggest financial success in its history, boxing finds itself in a not uncommon but certainly uncomfortable position: without a signature star.
Scariest Man Alive Gennady Golovkin extended his undefeated record to 33-0 with a TKO of Willie Monroe Jr. in a bout that continues the legend of the Kazakh middleweight. Some analysts expected a more competitive fight, given Monroe’s 19-1 record and that Golovkin’s last fight, against Martin Murray, went 11 rounds.…
We gave you one shot of GGG's second-round knockout last night, but HBO threw up the realtime and reverse-angle slow motion shots. It's worth a re-watch, if only to gawk at how ordinary Golovkin can look throwing an overhand left that would drop an APC.
Gennady Golovkin easily dispatched his foe Daniel Geale Saturday night, bumping his record to 30-0 (27 by knockout) and retaining his WBA and IBO middleweight belts. No moment in the match better explains why the Kazakh fighter is boxing's scariest man alive than the knockout punch itself: delivered off-balance…
Tonight's Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale bout on HBO was nasty, brutish, and short. It wasn't as short as it should have been, though, because a (drunk?) timekeeper allowed the opening round to go for four minutes.
Gennady Golovkin has what they call a moon face: Open, apple-cheeked, with wide lips and a toothy grin and a haircut that looks like a buzz cut that's been allowed to grow too long. Moon faces imply guilelessness. Such faces seem at home on simpletons. Less so on one of planet Earth's most feared humans.
Gennady Golovkin retained his WBA middleweight title at Foxwoods tonight after dispatching what was supposed to be his toughest challenger ever, Matthew Macklin. The Kazakh did so by hammering Macklin with a terrifying body shot that left the challenger flat on the floor for several minutes.