This weekend’s GGG Cinco De Mayo two round annihilation reminded everyone just why middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is such a force in world boxing.
Granted, it was a fight he was supposed to win but Armenian Vanes Martirosyan showed early on that Golovkin was more than there to be hit.
Landing some very sharp combinations on the middleweight king it must be said.
However this toe to toe game plan by Martirosyan while an admirable one in its courage – was never going to bode well for him in the end.
Or would it for any middleweight in the world really.
Golovkin like he’s done so often in the past soaked the punishment up as if it was nothing and then proceeded to unload his truck like sweet science artillery that left his opponent face down, out for the count and in a bloody heap.
Here’s how the boxing world has been reacting thus far to the win:
Golovkin is telling his people he wants to fight twice more this year…
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) May 6, 2018
The very things Garcia finds so basic and simple in guys like Golovkin(who he says if he was 160 pounds, he’d ”kick his ass”) are the very essentials ‘KingRy’ lacks. Garcia doesn’t set the table very well with his jab or move forward with it #Boxing
— StubHub Kim (@steveucnlive) May 5, 2018
Give. Us. Golovkin-Charlo.
— Patrick Connor (@PatrickMConnor) May 6, 2018
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— Franklin Thompson (@FrankThompson72) May 6, 2018
— GoldenMole (@GoldenMole) May 6, 2018
Golovkin looked annoyed this entire night.
— FightNights.com (@boxing) May 6, 2018
Jesus. Fucking. Christ. An angry Golovkin is one of the most terrifying sights a person can see. pic.twitter.com/spBx6PaDmj
— Dan LaMorte (@DanLaMorte) May 6, 2018
— Mojahed Fudailat (@MojahedFudailat) May 6, 2018