With Floyd Mayweather retired, the boxing world has been looking for a new consensus number one pound for pound fighter, and we may have found him in Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin. The man currently stands at 35-0 with 32 knockouts, holding nearly every important middleweight belt out there. And in an era where too many boxers seem more interested in a safe paycheck than a risky fight, Golovkin always puts on an entertaining and violent show.
Gennady’s next fight is going down next week on the 10th of September against another entertaining knockout artist, British IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook. It’s guaranteed to be a war, but many fans are looking to the future and hoping superfights between GGG and guys like Canelo Alvarez, Andre Ward, or even Floyd Mayweather finally come together. When you’re as dangerous as Golovkin, it can be hard to get opponents to sign on the dotted line.
But fans are already making it clear that they already consider Gennady Golovkin the best boxer in the world. In a recent poll by Sky Sports ranking the top 10 pound for pound boxers in the world, GGG came in first by a long shot and received nearly twice as many votes as second ranked Andre Ward. Maybe the two ought to fight it out and see who’s really the best.