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Golovkin K.O’s Proksa in 5: Now are you looking?

Golovkin K.O’s Proksa in 5: Now are you looking?

Last night in his US debut Kazak K.O specialist Gennedy Golovkin (24-0) beat the current EBU champ Grzegorz Proksa in five convincing rounds. He has the tough, previously durable Proksa down in the 1st, 4th and 5th. He now looks up and onwards towards unification bouts and others of notability which he believes he is deserving of.

The very striking nature of this victory is duplicated when one watches his opponent in his previous bouts. Proksa has only lost one previous bout against Kerry Hope, only to win his EBU title back in a brutal 8 round KO. He himself is very menacing and intimidating with a reasonable skill set to top it off. I really saw this as a challenge to Golovkin and really did see the possibility of him tasting his own medicine.

When the bell rang Golovkin did not seem to take his opponent into account, nor did he seem to acknowledge the fact he was debuting on HBO and was fighting for the first time on many US eyes, he simply plodded forward towards him man and got to work.

Proksa will no doubt shrug this off and continue to walk through his European counterparts until he gets another nod by a big name across the pond. I am sure we will see more of the Pole as, even in adversity, he was game but just could not withstand the onslaught brought to the table by Golovkin.

The interesting question is what comes next for Golovkin?

I spoke in my preview of his difficult position with regards to having the big names pay interest as his fear factor is much greater than his name. Now he has proved he can step up and do even better does this help his cause?

I hope it does and I hope to see him against the big names in the division soon. I now believe he has certainly put himself on the short-list of fighters to fight the winner of Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, albeit possibly not at the top. I would like to see him now fight Daniel Geale after watching his fight with Proksa – I know who I would pick.


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