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Photos: Golovkin Sparring Hard For The Macklin Defense

by Chris Robinson

A look inside Abel Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Big Bear, California, as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KO’s) continues to put in work ahead of his June 29th clash with Birmingham’s Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KO’s).


 
On this day, Golovkin could be seen sparring eight rounds; three with Paul "El Gallo Negro" Mendez (12-2-1, 5 KO’s), two with talented prospect Lamar Russ (13-0, 7 KO’s), and three with emerging light heavyweight Denis Grachev (13-1-1, 8 KO’s).


 
During the session, Golovkin started extremely slow but by the last three rounds with Grachev he was turning up the heat and landing crisp, viscous shots to the body and head.


 
Golovkin’s much-ballyhooed power has been the talk of much boxing circles and it’s one of the reasons many are predicting a painful night for Macklin later this month.

*** To see Chris Robinson's 3-page, 59-picture photo gallery of Golovkin's sparring, please visit GennadyGolovkin sparring in Big Bear for HBO clash with Macklin

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jloro on 06-12-2013

I think I look forward to his post fight interview more than the fight lol. This will be a good fight while it lasts. I think we all know how it goes.

Comment by Sancho Puncho on 06-12-2013

Last photo looks like Grachev took a knee.

Comment by Jaliscoguey13 on 06-12-2013

Gonna be a good fight. GGG gonna KO Macklin

Comment by RiC-DiC on 06-11-2013

Post-fight: "I find my good punch, just, Meathyew is good boy, just"..

Comment by Check_hooks on 06-11-2013

Good Boy Club checkin in

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