He’s known for being one of the most prolific knockout artists in the game. Shattered jaws, detached retinas, broken cheek bones and noses have been some of the injuries his unfortunate foes have sustained.
But above all, he has that magical, almost undefinable quality that acts as a primal lure to some boxing fans who want to tune in to simply see one thing – knockouts.
He has the ability to turn out the lights in just one shot.
BT Sports (hat tip) have put together an excellent compilation of both Golovkin and Canelo’s top five biggest KO’s – here’s Golovkin’s:
Some real nuclear bomb fists in that.
We’re just eleven days to go at the time of this article until he gets back in the ring with Canelo.
Golovkin has been very vocal in saying he wants to take the decision out of the judges’ hands this time round but a lot will depend on how, or if, Canelo chooses to engage him toe to toe.
At the same time, Golovkin is a master of cutting off the ring and can be within range quicker than the blink of an eye.
If he’s to be successful in overwhelming Canelo and stopping him inside the distance like he intends on doing, he’ll need to start faster in the rematch then he did in the first fight.