Boxing News: ‘GGG’ Golovkin Remains Perfect with Destruction of Geale

By Mike Sloan Jul 26, 2014
Australian Daniel Geale was in the minority in that he was convinced he’d topple the unbeaten wrecking machine that is Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.

Not many -- if any -- agreed with him, but he was steadfast in his confidence. As it turned out, the overwhelming majority was correct as Golovkin flattened him with a single right hand in the third round.

Geale gave the middleweight champion some trouble inside the ring with his awkward side-to-side movement, but the Kazakhstani knockout artist kept his cool and waited for the perfect moment to strike. “GGG” scored a flash knockdown in the second when he clipped the Aussie with a loopy right hand, and that strike was merely a harbinger of what was to come a round later.

Golovkin uses his lethal left jab to set up his deadly bombs every time he climbs into the ring and that’s precisely what he did late in the third. After darting in and out and landing a few pesky right hands, Geale was backed into a corner and he would never escape. Golovkin unloaded a glancing right to the head but dug a left hook to the body. During the transition, Geale cracked Golovkin with a clean right hand, but “GGG” walked right through it and turned out his opponent’s lights with a perfect right hand that exploded on his foe’s jaw.

Once it connected, Geale collapsed onto his back. He was able to struggle to his feet but as referee Mike Ortega continued to administer the eight-count, Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) was very wobbly and nodded to the veteran third man that he was finished; Ortega waived the mugging off at that exact moment. The official time of the stoppage came at 2:47 of the third, giving Golovkin his 17th consecutive knockout.

“He is a very good fighter,” Golovkin said afterward. “But my style is better.”

Golovkin, now 30-0 with 27 KOs, continued to say that his style is akin to the great Mexican style, where he is always coming forward and looking to destroy his opponents. The unbeaten bomber then called out Miguel Cotto as the man he wants to fight next.

“Miguel Cotto, I respect him. He is great fighter,” the champ said. “I want unification of [the middleweight] title. We should give the fans what they deserve.”


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