Golovkin dominates with TKO of Proksa in U.S. fight debut
VERONA, N.Y. -- Three thoughts from Gennady Golovkin's impressive knockout win of Grzegorz Proksa....
Golovkin said he wanted to make a statement in this fight and he made a big one. Proksa didn't make it easy; he moved well in the first three rounds, constantly turning Golovkin and showing him different angles. But Golovkin's body work eventually slowed Proksa down, and when he became stationary, Golovkin assaulted him relentlessly. It was as good a coming-out performance as Golovkin could have hoped for.
One possibility: A middleweight tournament. HBO has expressed an interest in bringing together the division's top dogs -- Golovkin, Martinez, Pirog and Daniel Geale, who became the unified titleholder with his win over Felix Sturm on Saturday -- for a four-man, single-elimination tournament next year. Martinez needs to win for it to happen --Top Rank has no interest in including Chavez in such a tournament, not when he brings so much money to the table on his own -- but if he does, that would be an electric event.
Another possibility: Peter Quillin, who will challenge Hassan N'Jikam on October 20th, tweeted that he would be willing to face Golovkin if he wins his fight. Golovkin won't wait that long for a fight -- he told me he would like to fight again in November or December -- but that fight has great potential for early 2013.
Now, let's just hope promoters don't screw it up.