Re: Next for Golovkin.
From what I saw last night, GGG is like a bigger version of Tszyu. He's creates a plan sticks to it and uses his power to make you pay for your mistakes. I did notice what seemed to be a lapse in concentration at one point. Stevens landed, and Golovkin stood there. He didnt seem hurt or wobbled. Just disinterested for a second while stevens loaded up 2 or 3 in a row as Golovkin went straight back. It could have been stevens being effective or Golovkin drawing him in to get him of over commit. Either way Stevens is lamenting being born with arms like a T-rex, right now, because his reach killed him last night.
Not to say I'm not sold on GGG, but i think he is what he is at this point and that's pretty good... but I can seem him unraveling a bit, if you can get him flustered. A younger martinez with a lot of good movement, sting, speed in bridging the distance, somewhat unorthodox style and working the angles could have made him uncomfortable. I think sergios legs are weakening and would probably leave him a sitting duck now.
Ward also gives Golovkin problems by swarming him, using his head, spinning and hitting on the break. It will disrupt his rhythm a little. Golovkin seems like too much of a gent for the likes of ward. Unless Ward gets a little crazy and tries to use his "new found power in both hands" and then gets dropped like early in his career.
Froch has some sting and tries to string his punches together but I think Golovkin has a chance to beat him because of styles. (dropping your hands vs a guy who sets up his offense on a jab can stifle your momentum--Golovkin could turn out to be a younger kessler that uses a jab like Taylor did in the early rounds)
Quillen seems like a good kid, but he's rather one dimension. Explosive, but he's a little limited and with his stiff legs can be negated by a jab and countered by a heavy handed counter puncher who would systematically break him down, I think.
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