Former world title challenger Matthew Macklin believes WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has not fought anyone like him before.
The Irish born boxer challenges Golovkin for the middleweight crowns at the in Mashantucket, Connecticut on June 29 and he insists Golovkin has not fought anyone like him before.
"Golovkin hasn’t put a foot wrong yet as a pro. He’s destroyed pretty much everyone and, as a consequence, he’s probably the most hyped fighter in the sport right now," said Macklin.
"People have made him out to be this monster, but he bleeds red just like everyone else and, for the first time in his career, he’s going to be stepping into the ring against a big, strong, proper world-class middleweight.
"When you compare my last three opponents to Golovkin’s last three opponents, it’s clear who the proven entity is, going into this fight. I got robbed against Felix Sturm in Germany, it was nip-and-tuck between me and Sergio Martinez until I got caught in the eleventh, and last time out, I blew away Joachim Alcine inside a round, a former world champ who was coming off a career-best win."
April 15, 2013