WBA champion Gennady Golovkin solidified his iron grip on the middleweight division with a devastating performance against former two-time champion Daniel Geale last night at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Geale came into the contest as Golovkin's most accomplished opponent to date and was figured to be a yardstick of sorts, in order to determine just how good "GGG" really is.
It took Golovkin all of three rounds to transform the measuring device into just another victim.
Geale started well, staying on the move as Golovkin probed with the jab, leaping in at times to land quick punches and getting out before the champion could return fire.
Golovkin looked to be having some trouble with the movement and speed of the challenger but was cutting off the ring and Geale suddenly found less room to operate in.
Jabs and right hands began to touch Geale, who was cut above the eye and appeared to realize that there was a lot of truth to Golovkin's reputation as a big puncher.
The Aussie was still managing to hit Golovkin but the shots had no effect on the former Olympic Silver Medallist, who has never been knocked down in a career spanning 350 amateur contests and 30 professional bouts. More...