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Good God Golovkin!

It was the punch that was felt (and heard) around the world and had everyone present at the MGM Grand Theater arena buzzing and wincing in pain as they watched the replay over and over.  Adjectives used to describe the fighter who brutally landed the vicious left hook included “Beast”, “Machine”, “Unstoppable” and last but not least, a “Star in the making”.  A well placed single left hook to the body is all Golovkin needed to drop the very tough Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin (29-4, 20KOs) to the canvas where he remained (for the most part) unable to answer the 10 count.

The culprit is Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (now 27-0, 24KOs), a Kazakh boxer of Russian-Korean descent who has created a cult-like following since first jumping to the boxing scene.  Last Saturday he continued his streak of stoppages dispatching Macklin at the 1:22 mark of the 3rd round.  For almost three rounds Triple G battered Macklin on his way to a TKO win, passing with flying colors what was supposed to be his toughest test yet, and doing so in exciting fashion.  He is considered by consensus the most talented fighter in the middleweight division, as well as a brutal puncher.

After his recent devastation of Macklin, a very humble Golovkin answered questions for the media and entertained all the suggestions of possible next opponents.  Names like Peter Quillin, Julio Cesar Chavez Junior and Sergio Martinez were thrown at him.  There was no clear indication of whom they would fight next, but Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 promotions, said they would like to fight two more before the end of 2013.

Undercard results

Super Middleweights – 10 rounds

After 10 competitive rounds, the bout between Thomas “Tommy Gunn” Oosthuizen (21-0-1, 13KOs) and Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (17-0-1, 10 KOs) ended in a draw.   During the 5th round, Oosthuizen was cut on the left eyebrow caused by a head butt.   Judge Peter Harry scored the bout 98-92 (Gonzalez), Glen Feldman 96-94 (Oosthuizen) and Clark Sammartino (95-95)

Welterweights – 6 rounds
Dusty Harrison (13-0,7 KOs) continues his undefeated streak with a unanimous decision over Ben Ankrah (15-14, 6KOs) with judges’ scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55.

Super Bantamweights – 8 rounds
Luis “The KO King” Rosa (13-0, 6KOs) remains undefeated via UD against Jose Angel Beranza (36-26-2, 28KOs), all three judges scored the fight 79-72

Junior Middleweights – 8 Rounds
Danny “Danny Bhoy” O’Connor (20-1, 7KOs) improves his record to 21-1, 7KOs with an unanimous decision over Hector “The Hurricane” Munoz (21-10-1, 14 KOs) with the judges’ scorecard of 79-73 x 3

NABF Super Welterweight Championship – 10 rounds
Willie “The Great” Nelson (20-1-1, 12KOs) retains his title with a unanimous decision win over Luciano Cuello (32-2, 15KOs).  The judges scored the bout 97-93 (twice) and 96-94

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