By Radio Rahim
The legend of Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (34-0, 31KOs) is continuing to grow with every victory and every knockout.
Golovkin is already getting compared to some of the greatest middleweights of the last 30 to 40 years, like 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler and Bernard 'The Alien' Hopkins.
Two weeks ago, former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis was ringside when Golovkin broke down and stopped David Lemieux in eight rounds to unify the WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight titles.
The Hall of Famer feels people are getting carried away a little bit, stating that Hagler would have had too much skill for the Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan.
"You know Hagler's my man. He's got too much [for Golovkin]. He boxes on the inside and the out. And let me tell you, you see a fight like the [one Lemieux had with Golovkin], Hagler wouldn't be getting hit by no jabs," Lewis said.
When it comes to a prime Hopkins, who became only man to unify the WBA/WBC/WBO/IBF titles at 160, Lewis expects a more competitive fight.
"I think that would be a great fight, when Bernard was a bit younger. [Hopkins] is the man and he has a lot of experience," Lewis said.