By Mark Gannon (image courtesy of i.ymtig.com)
It’s been the long held belief of the Golovkin fan and indeed his handlers that the rest of the division had been playing hide and seek from the Unified Champion for quite some time .
2017 was the year that brought the fights that they had long been seeking firstly with the man considered the second best middleweight at the time Danny Jacobs . A hard fought and close contest with Golovkin emerging the victor has subsequently and not surprisingly led to a more willing chasing Pack who sense the Kazakh Warrior was finally starting to show some signs of age .
Canelo was first in line and after another fiercely contested bout that was judged a draw (unfairly in my opion ) the floodgates have now well and truly opened as the Wolves of the middleweight lands are sensing a weakened prey.
Call it a coincidence (or not) huge 154 pounders Charlo and Andrade announced in 2017 the move to 160 and immediately called out Golovkin. A rejuvenated Wbo Champion Billy Joe Saunders having stated in the past that Golovkin would beat both himself and Chris Eubank jr on the same night at least was honest as to why he feels the time was ripe to take on
the Middleweight King.
“Golovkin’s got good power, good pressure, good footwork. He’s not 28 anymore, he’s 35, to stand back and box me would take a lot…he would never outbox me.
Next up is the expected rematch with Canelo on May 5th .