Kazakstan Sports Portal asked me some questions about the Gennadiy Golovkin’s successful performance vs Sergey Derevyanchenko in New York on Saturday night…
I wanted to ask you to answer a few questions on the Golovkin-Derevyanchenko fight. – Rate the performance of Golovkin, is it really weak? – It seems that with the new coach, the Kazakhstani has become worse. Is it so? – Do you think Golovkin was really sick, or is it just an excuse for his team to justify a weak performance? – Can we still see the past of the GGG? – Assess, please, Golovkin’s chances in the third fight with Canelo. Will it take place? – Who should Golovkin choose as the next opponent?
Scoop Malinowski: Compared to prime Golovkin, one of the most perfect fighting machines in the history of the sport, this performance was a disappointment, he has declined considerably. He’s slower, coordination off, gets hit much more, punches not as accurate. He’s no longer extraordinary.
Derevyanchenko is good tough smart brawling fighter but Golovkin in his prime would have knocked him out. Golovkin was one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport and it’s even possible he was the greatest of all. He was a perfect fighting machine, speed, power, intelligence, accuracy, he looked so unbeatable that Cotto, Martinez, Canelo and Mayweather all ran away from him. Golovkin earned this DAZN contract because of his masterpiece performances vs. Lemieux, Murray, Monroe, Rubio, Stevens, Geale, Proksa, Ishida. Osumanu. Ring observers will never forget Gennadiy Golovkin at his best.