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Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin

By Radio Rahim

After his two most recent performances, there are some experts who believes IBF, IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) is finally slowing down.

Back in September at the O2 Arena in London, he had some issues during his five round stoppage of Kell Brook, who moved up by two full weight divisions to fight him.

And two weeks ago New York's Madison Square Garden, Golovkin went the full twelve round distance for the first time in his career when he won a very close twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs. The outcome also snapped Golovkin's streak of 23 consecutive knockout wins.

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Veteran trainer Robert Garcia, who went up against Golovkin in 2014 when GGG knocked out Marco Antonio Rubio, in Los Angeles, believes age has finally begun to catch up with the unified middleweight king.

"Look, Triple G is a hell of a fighter. He has tremendous power. [Golovkin's trainer] Abel Sanchez has done a tremendous job with him. They have accomplished so much since they started until now. They have done well," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.

"I think Triple G, at 35, might be looking at the last few years of his career. It's not his fault that he didn't have big fights earlier in his career, because there was nobody there or nobody that wanted to fight him, so he had to fight guys who very few people knew who they were.  Now that he's starting to do it [face better names], it might be a little bit too late."

"I think Jacobs had a great game plan, he fought smart, he did great. I think Triple G did enough to win, but it was close. I think Triple G, four or five years ago, would have knocked Jacobs out. Triple G is still selling out arenas and making millions of dollars, but I think it's just his age. At 35, he's been in boxing all his life, the dieting, the sacrifices, the date comes when your body is no longer the same."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Curt Henning on 03-30-2017

age hasn't caught up with golovkin. hes very good. hes just not as good as some people wanted him to be. hes not some legend or ATG. hes still very good certain people were looking for a hero post pac.…

Comment by AhabSnake on 03-30-2017

bull****, jacobs was just that good of an opponent and talks of ggg wearing down is an insult to jacobs performance.. Jacobs prior had only lost once and during a bad time in his life. The jacobs we see now…

Comment by boxingitis on 03-29-2017

[QUOTE=Mirus;17549663]Damn.. Jacobs looked like peaking SMW..[/QUOTE] Jacobs cheated on the second weight in. I dont mind if he got robbed. He should have let everyone know he was not interested on the IBF title and a second weight. He tried…

Comment by therealpugilist on 03-29-2017

[QUOTE=batista84;17549491]C'mon bro, Jacobs was a real Champion.[/QUOTE] jacobs held a minor title...he was no "real" champion but he is a good fighter

Comment by Beercules on 03-29-2017

Well he is 35 and his style doesn't last long. This was the plan all along though

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