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.
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 MacklinComment 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
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