Opinion | Oct 20 2014

Is anyone out there who is willing and able to test middleweight terror Gennady Golovkin?

Alex Boyd examines why Gennady Golovkin will have a hard time tempting the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto and Andre Ward into battle
Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin  |  Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports

MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO had originally hoped to fight Gennady Golovkin in October 2010 in the Kazakh’s first defence of his WBA middleweight crown. In boxing, as in life, you should be wary of what you wish for. Not many yearn for a fight with ‘GGG’ once, to do so twice is unwise in the extreme.

The tussle that was four years in the making lasted barely four minutes as Golovkin sent the Mexican hard-case sprawling to the deck with a clubbing left hook to the temple, ending matters after just one minute and 19 seconds of round two.

HOW IT HAPPENED