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Gennady Golovkin on Fighting Sergio Martinez, More

By Mike Coppinger

Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) feels he is just entering his prime. It's why after his HBO contest on Saturday with Gabe Rosado at The Theater at Madison Square Garden  (9:45 p.m. ET), he hopes to fight four more times in 2013.

"I want to fight five times [this year]  because I feel so physicaly good and so physically ready," Golovkin told BoxingScene.com. "I understand the situation in this division There are guys like Sergio Martinez and guys like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. But I don’t care who I fight, I just want to fight. I want to stay active because I’m at the peak of my physical condition. I feel really, really good. I just want to stay active."

If he ever does secure the fight he yearns for with Martinez, he thinks the contrast in style would make for an excellent action fight.

“I think that the fight would be a fascinating one,” said Golovkin, who resides in Germany. “My style involves me coming forward a lot and Sergio is very athletic, so it would be a really great fight. It would undoubtedly be a tough fight. It would be a really big challenge to fight Sergio.”

"GGG", who trainer Abel Sanchez calls the best fighter he's ever trained, feels he has gained much from his three years training in the mountains of Southern California.

“The reason why Big Bear is so special is because there are plenty of hills - I'm constalntl running up hills," said the 30-year-old.  "Abel Sanchez has a vast knowledge of experience, he has a huge boxing knowledge. It really benefits me. The location has pushed me harder."

The 2004 Silver Medalist from Kazakstan is regarded as one of the bigger punches in the sport., with his sparring partners being known to say he punches like a heavyweight. But where does the power come from?

"I punch so hard because I’m very technically sound, but it's not just about technique, it's about working really hard in the gym," he said.  "That’s why my sparring partners say that about me. But I've never made that claim."

Mike Coppinger is a contributor to USA TODAY's boxing coverage. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 01-23-2013

[QUOTE=Mayweather41-0;12931436]Dibella has nightmares over Golovkin-Martinez and loosing his cash cow in Martinez.[/QUOTE] I'm sure that is true.

Comment by GRUSTLER on 01-23-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12933229]I guess I was posting when you responded. But Martinez cannot compete with Ward, he'd get destroyed. You'll find I'm not like Floyd fans that say Floyd can beat Martinez, then give excuses as to why Floyd (shouldn't) fight him.…

Comment by Bushbaby on 01-19-2013

[QUOTE=Starz20;12933221]I honestly don't wanna see Martinez vs Ward, because I know who would win by a landslide. Ward would demolish Martinez. I say Martinez is too big, Chavez jr, Kid chocolate these guys would be trouble for Floyd not on…

Comment by Bushbaby on 01-19-2013

Stars20, Ward beats Martinez. Which is why Martinez probably never tried to fight the dude. Add the fact that Martinez has never fought at 168 & has no intention of fighting there, there's really nothing to compare. Unlike Floyd fans…

Comment by Starz20 on 01-19-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12931844]Catchweight, or full weight Martinez has never fought at supermiddleweight. Floyd & Martinez have been 54lb champs. Martinez will meet him right there. Nothing to compare really. Either way I don't care, I know what's up. Martinez/Floyd at 154 is…

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