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The decline of Gennady Golovkin has begun

Gennady Golovkin’s best days are behind him, but maybe this will convince Canelo to fight him a third time. Jack Hirsch reports from ringside
Gennady Golovkin
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New York • October 5

OPINION was sharply divided at ringside as to whether Gennady Golovkin had done enough to merit the unanimous decision he was given over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in their highly entertaining fight at Madison Square Garden, but what was obvious in the aftermath is that the man from Kazakhstan has seen better days.

Sooner or later all fighters start to decline. At 37, that day has arrived for Golovkin. He is still an elite fighter, just no longer the head of the pack.

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