IBR on The Cruelest Sport


“Last seen bludgeoning Grzegorz Proksa over five rounds last September, middleweight Gennady Golovkin returns to action on Saturday night at The Theater in Madison Square Garden. Setting hearts aflutter in confirming his reputation for rough treatment, Golovkin has become one of a handful of fighters whose fights generate enthusiasm regardless of the opposition. He has yet to fully profit from his burgeoning popularity, as the Proksa fight has discouraged a number of familiar middleweights from risking exposure to Golovkin’s brand of hurt.”

Read “Rough Treatment: Gennady Golovkin-Gabriel Rosado Preview” on The Cruelest Sport.


IBR on The Cruelest Sport

“With cruel, calculating efficiency, Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin ravaged Poland’s Grzegorz Proksa en route to a fifth round TKO in their middleweight bout at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. Golovkin (24-0, 21KO), was originally slated to face Dmitry Pirog in a much-anticipated rumble for validation by American audiences. When Pirog withdrew due to injury, Proksa (28-2, 21KO), signed up for what proved to be a courageous but painful night’s work.”

Read “Lowering the Boom: Gennady Golovkin TKO5 Grzegorz Proksa” on The Cruelest Sport.