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Macklin Humbled, Says Golovkin is Better Than Martinez

Foxwoods, Conn. -- Undefeated middleweight Gennady Golovkin stopped English challenger Matthew Macklin in the third round Saturday night to successfully defend his WBA and IBO titles.

Golovkin improved to 27-0 with his 24th knockout and 14th in a row, using a left hand to the body to flatten Macklin (29-5) 1:22 into the third. Golovkin dominated the first two rounds, landing several hard combinations. Golovkin has made five successful title defenses and hasn't gone the distance in a fight since June 2008 against Amar Amari in an eight-round bout.

Macklin has lost three of his last four fights. He lost a split decision to Felix Sturm in June 2011 for the WBA super middleweight crown, and dropped another title shot in March 2012 to Sergio Martinez.

"He's the best I ever fought," a game Macklin said. "He never really let me get started.  It was a great shot he landed, the left hook to the body is personally one of my favorites.  I tip my hat to him; he's a great champion.  He has clubbing, solid power and you can feel the weight of every punch he throws."

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Comment by woopwoop on 07-01-2013

[QUOTE=T18Z;13517328]Oh god shut up, you're saying this on every thread, they're the same size. Deal with the fact GGG wrecked Macklin, and would wreck Sergio too.[/QUOTE] I don't care who ggg beats, i'm just stating what i'm noticing. Until you…

Comment by StillAlive2k on 06-30-2013

The only real challenge out there is andre ward!!! On the uk broadcast one of the presenters asked martin murray how would beat golovkin and he said with a baseball bat LOL!!!!

Comment by StillAlive2k on 06-30-2013

[QUOTE=shutupmeg;13518054]The writer for that article got both their nationalities wrong. GGG is Kazakh not German. Macklin is Irish not English.[/QUOTE] GGG is/was based in germany, not sure if he is anymore bec 3 out of his last 4 have been…

Comment by DosRounds on 06-30-2013

[QUOTE=Slowhand;13517757]GGG has scary power but most of all he´s always calm, always in balance and that allows him to always put weight behind those punches. And it seems to me there´s something deceiving about his reach which makes him even…

Comment by carmelomodica on 06-30-2013

Martinez has been ducking Golovkin for years now. Sergio has been fighting Felix Storm leftovers and somehow he managed to fool the public that fighting on even terms with Felix Storm means you're a great fighter. We see now that…

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