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Gennady Golovkin Hard On The Heels Of Mayw...

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Gennady Golovkin hard on the heels of Mayweather and Pacquiao




By Kevin Iole -   Yahoo Sports
For anyone who lived through the Cold War, it's anathema to believe that one of the most popular boxers in the country is from the former Soviet Union.

But Gennady Golovkin, the smiling slugger from Kazakhstan who was born in 1982 when the dour Leonid Brezhnev was still the leader of the Soviet Union, is no worse than the third most popular boxer in the U.S. these days. It's a combination of his engaging smile, his eagerness to please and his deadly knockout power that has put him in the high-rent district of boxing previously occupied only by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Golovkin is one of those guys to watch no matter whom he fights. Mayweather, of course, is a brilliant technician, but his bouts are often one-sided, tedious affairs in which he pecks away at the opponent and a fan is required to have a great appreciation for defense...

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