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Ggg Mania Keeps Growing

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 21 Oct 2014

GGG mania keeps growing

By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com
Saturday at Carson, Calif.
Gennady Golovkin KO2 Marco Antonio Rubio Retains a middleweight title, wins a vacant interim title
Records: Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs); Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: GGG mania is awfully fun, isn't it? Golovkin's fight with Rubio was not expected to be much of a test. Pretty much anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the two fighters figured this had Golovkin by knockout written all over it. Yet even without a big-time competitive fight on paper the fans flocked to Golovkin's first fight on the West Coast to the tune of a sold-out crowd of 9,323 at the StubHub Center. It got to that capacity because after K2 Promotions sold all the tickets it twice added additional bleacher seats as well as standing room only tickets, the first time ever at StubHub Center. In fact, it was the biggest crowd for any event in the history of the arena.

When the electric night was over one executive from AEG, which owns the StubHub Center as well as the Staples Center a few miles away in downtown Los Angeles, said Golovkin-Rubio easily could have done big business in the bigger arena.

Golovkin surely will fill the Staples Center eventually but the point is he is on his way to superstardom -- and eventually HBO PPV -- because people want to see him and his prodigious punching power regardless of who he's fighting because he brings massive excitement and gives fans their money's worth. This was his sixth fight in the United States and each has played to increasingly larger crowds and media coverage. Golovkin's trajectory is much like that of Manny Pacquiao in his early days of fighting in the United States. The sky's the limit for Golovkin.

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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 21 Oct 2014

Hulkamania was better.  :sleep:
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simba's Photo simba 21 Oct 2014

View PostBoxingFan, on 21 October 2014 - 06:18 AM, said:

Hulkamania was better.  :sleep:
Pacmania <_<
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 21 Oct 2014

Mane him tooks a dives ya digs or flopped like glody divok
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Bourne's Photo Bourne 21 Oct 2014

not really. when half the forum front page is about ggg then thats when you can tell its a mania.
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9secondko's Photo 9secondko 21 Oct 2014

Well deserved for ggg.

From a sparring session that went viral to cracking skulls left and right.

He's like a more defensive dedicated Tyson.
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Antonious's Photo Antonious 21 Oct 2014

Like a hot knife through butter. GGG and the middleweight division.
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Pittbull's Photo Pittbull 22 Oct 2014

Who's going to setup? Quillin, Jr, Jacob, Taylor, Murray and to a lesser extent the winner of Cotto vs Canelo. GGG is becoming a huge draw; nevertheless he has star power. Everyone in the boxing community is taking notice and witnessing possibly, one of the biggest names in boxing history, since Mike Tyson and George Foreman.

It's going to take a boxer with exceptional skills, to derail GGG's mania train off it's tracks. GGG mania is here to stay for years to come.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 22 Oct 2014

View PostPittbull, on 22 October 2014 - 06:01 PM, said:

Who's going to setup? Quillin, Jr, Jacob, Taylor, Murray and to a lesser extent the winner of Cotto vs Canelo. GGG is becoming a huge draw; nevertheless he has star power. Everyone in the boxing community is taking notice and witnessing possibly, one of the biggest names in boxing history, since Mike Tyson and George Foreman.

It's going to take a boxer with exceptional skills, to derail GGG's mania train off it's tracks. GGG mania is here to stay for years to come.
You can tell it is really starting to p1ss off the fans of Floyd and Ward...
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Pittbull's Photo Pittbull 22 Oct 2014

View PostPittbull, on 22 October 2014 - 06:01 PM, said:

Who's going to setup? Quillin, Jr, Jacob, Taylor, Murray and to a lesser extent the winner of Cotto vs Canelo. GGG is becoming a huge draw; nevertheless he has star power. Everyone in the boxing community is taking notice and witnessing possibly, one of the biggest names in boxing history, since Mike Tyson and George Foreman.

It's going to take a boxer with exceptional skills, to derail GGG's mania train off it's tracks. GGG mania is here to stay for years to come.

View Postjohnnyblaze, on 22 October 2014 - 06:05 PM, said:

You can tell it is really starting to p1ss off the fans of Floyd and Ward...

Undeniably. :(
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Shaun Waller's Photo Shaun Waller 22 Oct 2014

Maybe some of these New fighters can take notes on K2's strategy.  They've done a great job of keeping 3G busy, 4'xs a year is almost unheard of when it comes to top fighters, he is getting great exposure.  It also helps that he's knocking dudes out, boxing fans don't care where u r from when u r clippin dudes.
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SuperiorKnowledge's Photo SuperiorKnowledge 22 Oct 2014

View Postjohnnyblaze, on 22 October 2014 - 06:05 PM, said:


You can tell it is really starting to p1ss off the fans of Floyd and Ward...

So true.
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DePonce's Photo DePonce 22 Oct 2014

Ward have a following???
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