Google+

Triple G May Just be the New KO King in Boxing

 

Triple G May Just be the New KO King in Boxing

 

We have come to midyear; the first part of the boxing season is over and to sum up…Triple G has literally raced away from the pack to show the world that he may just be the next KO King to take the crown.

 

Now, yes, there is far more coming up. And, yes, just like golf someone can be a leader and then crap out when the end comes to pass. But up until now, Gennady Golovkin, has been the one to watch. This middleweight titlist has not only been boxing in the ring, he has been looking a lot like his own brand of Wolverine minus the spikes coming out of the gloves.

 

They call him Triple G, and thus far has only racked up wins. Golovkin (27-0) has 24 KO’s, which gives him the highest knockout percentage of any active titleholder in the entire realm of boxing.

 

Madison Square Garden was where it began back in January, with Gabriel Rosado being halted in the seventh round looking very much like a victim of Freddy Krueger when it was over. And, even more surprising, is the fact that Triple G was actually suffering from the flu when he gave him the beating of a lifetime.

 

Nobuhiro Ishida in Monaco was the next competitor, and although not at the top of anyone’s ‘best’ list, he did have the claim to fame of being a former GolovkinUni410NF1_(2)-530x317interim junior middleweight titlist who’d never seen defeat, even when he went up against some seriously great competition. The fight was actually an ode to Stephen King as far as eerie was concerned. Golovkin walked in as if he was the Devil, himself, and delivered the KO in the third-round.

 

Matthew Macklin is seen as one of the ‘best of the best’ in the boxing world and everyone had their money on this guy. But in June, Golovkin again seemed to look as if he was untouchable. He never even blinked at the fact that he was facing his toughest competition ever when he entered the ring. Apparently, he was right not to worry. In the third round, Golovkin delivered a left hook that no rib was going to stand up against and Macklin fell to the canvas wailing in pain.

 

For those who are unaware (and I’m not sure who you could be), Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is a Kazakh boxer. He competed in the Middleweight (75 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics and took home the silver medal. The way he’s going now, the gold would be quite easy for him to snag. Residing as the current WBA and IBO Middleweight Champion, that KO ratio is literally the best in middleweight championship history.

 

Never taking a knockout, Triple G hasn’t even seen or smelled the canvas in any fight…ever. And that is 375+ fights we’re talking about when combining his professional and amateur careers.

 

His very first Middleweight Major Title was earned in 2010, grabbing the (then vacant) WBA Interim Middleweight Title by defeating Milton Nunez with a KO in the first round. Promoted to WBA Regular Champion status, Triple G proved he deserved every bit of it when he successfully defended his title by delivering a KO in the third round to Nilson Julio Tapia of Columbia.

 

This is a boxer who has made it quite clear to newspapers, fans and the boxing world that he is not going to stop until he becomes the name on everyone’s lips. In other words, he’s looking for that Rocky Marciano/Sugar Ray, etc., status before everything is said and done.

 

Triple G brings a bit of a ‘new style’ to the boxing world. What experts call his ‘Soviet’ discipline shows a great deal. We’re not only talking power, we’re talking about a face that shows nothing – no fear, no pain, no nothing. It’s as if all the aggression he has inside him has been countered with the steely cold determination that were the adjectives once used to describe the soviet mentality.

 

It’s as if the guy is some sort of hybrid; and his competitors may agree that Triple G is almost like a robot; a machine that simply can’t be stopped.

 

Ali is still the ‘Greatest’ – Rocky Marciano is still the man who changed the sport and brought power to the ring. Sugar Ray is the one with the quick, dancing feet, and Foreman is still the one that lacked the speed but had the ability to make little birds fly around his opponent’s head in record time. It will be interesting to see just where Triple G ends up fitting into the list of the ‘best of the best.’

 

Until Next Time, Everybody,

Amy

http://befirstmedia.com

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for February 7, 2016

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for February 7, 2016 Loving https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZK2U/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Eagle Huntress https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MY0PZDR/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Like Cotton Twines https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01M5KUP0V/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Leonard Cohen: I'm Your … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The Meaning of Michelle

  The Meaning of Michelle 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own Edited by Veronica Chambers St. Martin's Press Hardcover, $24.99 236 pages ISBN: 978-1-250-11496-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moment on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Leave the Jokes to the Comedians

  Leave the Jokes to the Comedians by Amy Lignor   People fall into specific “categories.” Of course, these categories were set by someone else who basically just had a louder mouth or deeper pocket than the rest of the people speaking at the time. In this article, however, there is no such thing as Democrat or Republican. Why is that? Because if you really believe that only one of these two particular categories consistently gave … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Keeping up with the Joneses

  Keeping up with the Joneses By Craig Lamb For years, Alton Jones Jr. grew up watching his famous dad become one of bass fishing’s most successful pro bass anglers. Jones Jr., 24, traveled with his family from the time he was a youngster until enrolling at Baylor University, where he graduated with a marketing degree. As a teenager, he honed his angling skills to the point of gaining success at local, regional and then national … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism

  Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism by Amy Lignor   There are some people waking up this morning completely stunned. Why? Because they shut the Super Bowl off after the third quarter. They knew what was “going to happen” and had to go to work today, so why bother staying up and watching the rest of what was going to be an obvious blow-out? Besides, they had been given some memorable commercials, a great country western singer ushering … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Spotlight on Africa

  Spotlight on Africa by Amy Lignor   As the year winds down and comes to a close, it is Africa that is receiving some headlines that call for many changes and improvements to be made in the coming years. It was Ambassador Amina Mohamed (Nairobi, Kenya) that spoke recently about the African Union Commission (AUC) and how the group must provide leadership in the coming years. After all, the nation of Africa is, in truth, the cradle … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

The Imagination Vacation

  The Imagination Vacation by Amy Lignor   Works of art actually relieve stress. Not only are we all experiencing that, but headlines have appeared that state this election year was the most stressful on record. Marriages actually broke down and broke apart all together because of this political agenda. So now that all of this is over and done with, taking a vacation from it all would be the best thing to alleviate that stress as fast as … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

After 89 Years This “Mouse” Still Works Overtime

  After 89 Years This “Mouse” Still Works Overtime by Amy Lignor   For those who are unaware, Mickey Mouse is one year away from turning 90 years of age. Created in 1928 by the lovable Walt Disney, this character continues to bring happiness and joy to kids and families all around the world. Through depressions, national tragedies, and more drama than anyone can name, Mickey Mouse and the Walt Disney Company survived and is still, to … [Read More its Good for You...]