To rejoice Gennady Golovkin’s thirty ninth birthday, we pick the middleweight maestro’s 10 greatest wins
1. DANIEL JACOBS (UD 12 – MAR 2017)
An imposing athlete and heavy hitter, Jacobs was in positive kind heading into his conflict with Golovkin, but “GGG” got here by way of an in depth and extremely aggressive contest with a victory on the scorecards.
2. DAVID LEMIEUX (RSF 8 – OCT 2015)
Golovkin unified his WBA title with Lemieux’s IBF belt by popping out on high on this assembly of big-hitting champions. The Kazakh wrecking machine received each spherical previous to securing the stoppage.
3. DANIEL GEALE (RSF 3 – JUL 2014)
Having beforehand reigned as a unified world ruler, Geale boasted a powerful pedigree however was unable to discourage Golovkin, who shrugged off a clear proper hand to energy previous the completed Australian.
4. MARTIN MURRAY (RSF 11 – FEB 2015)
Revered contender Murray put forth a courageous effort in opposition to Golovkin, although finally the person from Karaganda was simply too correct, too highly effective and too good for the rugged Brit, who succumbed late on.
5. SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKO (UD 12 – OCT 2019)
The sturdy and sturdy Derevyanchenko pushed Golovkin exhausting on this thrilling and gruelling encounter, with Gennady digging deep and doing sufficient to earn a call from the three scoring judges.
6. MATTHEW MACKLIN (KO 3 – JUN 2013)
This combat is remembered most for the brutal physique shot from Golovkin that conclusively ended issues. The battle-hardened Macklin was left writhing on the canvas in agony after a sickening left hook.
7. KELL BROOK (RSF 5 – SEP 2016)
Brook was an unbeaten world champion going into this high-profile bout, however he was stepping up two weight divisions to problem Golovkin, who proved just too sturdy for his gutsy rival.
8. VANES MARTIROSYAN (KO 2 – MAY 2018)
In between his two superfights with Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin saved busy by allotting some punishment to Martirosyan. The normally sturdy Armenian-American was not capable of deal with the warmth on this event.
9. MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO (KO 2 – OCT 2014)
Vastly seasoned and having fun with a strong run of outcomes on the time, Rubio noticed his profitable sequence shattered by the ferocious fists of Golovkin. A trademark arcing hook introduced in regards to the end.
10. WILLIE MONROE JNR (RSF 6 – MAY 2015)
Monroe’s slick southpaw expertise had been no match for Golovkin’s educated, energy-sapping assaults, as Mr. Massive Drama Present ruthlessly dispatched his foe with a barrage of thudding blows alongside the ropes.