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When Gennady Golovkin was a champion striving for recognition

Back in 2012 Gennady Golovkin was flying under the radar and Sergio Martinez was the man at middleweight. Daniel Herbert met with the mysterious Kazakh in Las Vegas and gained insight into how he would become arguably the most feared boxer on the planet
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Golovkin has an ambitious future Tom Hogan/K2

EVERYONE agrees the world’s best middleweight is Argentina’s Sergio Martinez, who puts that status on the line on September 15 when he meets WBC champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Flying under the radar is Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, who holds the WBA title and was scheduled to box WBO counterpart Dmitry Pirog of Russia on August 25. A back injury forced Pirog out, but the plan is still for Golovkin to appear on that HBO-televised bill.

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