Sergio Martinez: Awkward style for Golovkin, angles vs. pressure. Huge interest in this one. Will see how injury layoff affects Sergio. Favorite: Golovkin.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Mayweather comes up a few pounds and Golovkin drops a few in an expected meeting at catchweight. Hard to bet against “Money” no matter whom he faces. The ‘60s is obviously a bit too heavy for Floyd but there is talk about facing Bernard Hopkins, so who knows? My guess is Floyd can fight at any weight but the money would have to be huge. Favorite (speaking of which): “Money.”
Darren Barker: Upset the odds and beat Daniel Geale for title. Tough overachiever but in tough against nonstop pressure of Golovkin. Favorite: Golovkin.
Felix Sturm: Huge fight in German market. Tough, longtime former WBA champion showing some ring wear. Will see how he fares against Darren Barker in early December. Good scrap but tough night for Sturm. Favorite: Golovkin.
Marco Antonio Rubio: Gotta root for never-quit Rubio but he shows some limits against elite. All action at times but a lot of miles on Mexican scrapper. Favorite: Golovkin.
A few 168-pounders drop a few pounds and “GGG” gains a few for some catchweight action…
Arthur Abraham: Another huge German bout. Abraham game but showing effects of long career. Short and sweet while it lasts. Favorite: Golovkin.
Andre Ward: Tough, big and very talented pound-for-pound-level fighter as well as consensus super middleweight champion. Tough jump for Golovkin. Favorite: Ward.
Carl Froch: Size a problem for Golovkin here as Froch has improved over the years, is supremely conditioned and very strong at 168. All action war. Favorite: Pick ‘em.
While the talk centers on Sergio Martinez for the undefeated Golovkin, there is lots of fun stuff at and around 160 pounds. Don’t be surprised to read about “GGG” keeping his New York state of mind for his next title tussle as after Saturday night, he has Gotham fight fans primed for his next outing.
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