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Shaw: Golovkin’s the Best 160-Pounder I’ve Ever Seen

by David P. Greisman

Gary Shaw promotes Daniel Geale, who lost via third-round stoppage to Gennady Golovkin this past Saturday. Shaw’s been involved in the sport for more than four decades, and he thinks Golovkin ranks highly in the history of middleweights he’s witnessed.

“In all my years of boxing, I’ve been a long time, he’s the best 160-pounder I’ve ever seen,” Shaw said immediately after the bout. “I honestly felt Geale could take him 12 rounds. He has great movement. He engaged him. But Golovkin is just too good. He’s got all the tools. He’s got all the moves. He’s got all the power. And he’s got a style that nobody will beat him at 160. I’ve been in boxing since 1970. He’s the best 160-pounder I’ve seen.”

Shaw wouldn’t be the first person involved in boxing to be prone to hyperbole.

A handful of years ago, BoxingScene.com’s Cliff Rold compiled a list of the top 25 middleweights ever. Those on the list who’ve fought since 1970 are Roy Jones Jr. (who Rold ranked 25th), Bernard Hopkins (7th), Marvin Hagler (4th) and Carlos Monzon (3rd).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HeroBando on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=dray435;14806362]Like I said you are a biased groupie and its obvious you don't know boxing at all and anybody who is in awe of an unproven, untested, one dimensional fighter is as clueless and stupid as you are. Anyone with…

Comment by dray435 on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=HeroBando;14805784]Face it. Youre a red karma clueless troll who thinks ggg is miranda caliber. Why dont you drop some of these detractor names, dumba$$? Barker is not the only one that thinks the world of him dumbo, just about everyone…

Comment by Nomadic on 07-28-2014

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Comment by LouIE G on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=Foreign Soil;14806076]...because you can't reply with substance. No big deal to admit you're wrong, while it looks a lot worse if you just act like a baby.[/QUOTE] You probly watched it and your just repeating what the announcers were saying...and…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 07-28-2014

...because you can't reply with substance. No big deal to admit you're wrong, while it looks a lot worse if you just act like a baby.

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