By Edward Chaykovsky
Last month, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (36-0, 33KOs) took more than his fair share of punches when he traveled to the UK to defend his belts against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.
After losing some of the early rounds, he eventually overpowered Brook and stopped him in the fifth round.
Even Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, was not very happy with the performance. He felt his boxer was trying too hard to get a knockout, which left him open to a lot of counters.
Former two division world champion Zab Judah was watching that fight very carefully. He was very impressed with Brook's performance. Judah is very curious to see the outcome of a fight where Golovkin is matched against an opponent who box and punch.
"[Brook] touched him. He let the world know that this man is not invincible, that he can be hit, he can be hurt," Judah told Sway.
"Kell was a small guy, he [eventually] got bombarded. He went in there and showed the world. Before the Kell Brook fight, nobody had ever seen GGG get hit - never. Now we see him take right hands, hooks, uppercuts... now we know he can be hit. So now, what happens if he meets a fighter with some good boxing skill and some good defense.
"I think that styles make fight. If you put in the right style with the right fighter - you can make anybody look like superman. But I think the moment that he fights a fighter, who knows how to use their defense and their offense at the same time - it's going to be an interesting fight."
The biggest fight in boxing is a matchup between Golovkin and Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (48-1-1, 34KOs). According to the oddsmakers, and most experts, Golovkin would be a solid favorite if the fight came together for next September.
Judah believes Canelo is more than capable of winning that fight - if he sticks to his boxing ability and uses his natural attributes.
"Listen, if Canelo goes in there and fights the right fight and boxes [he will win]. If he box like he should box, and use his speed and power, I think he could pull this off," Judah said.