Irony: 2012 was the year that Kazakhstan created The ATOM Project, a nuclear nonproliferation campaign, yet also the year that it sicked Gennady Golovkin’s destructive capabilities upon the U.S. via HBO.
Golovkin drawing something like 8,000 to Madison Square Garden against Daniel Geale is a far cry from featherweight Fidel LaBarba doing 22,000 against Kid Chocolate in 1930, but it’s an admirable start.
At any rate, appreciation for Golovkin’s approach and impishly psychotic tendencies appears to be rising, and post-fight chatter has been serious for a guy without much of a following or huge drawing power. Bad Left Hook‘s James Foley and Patrick Connor of TQBR look to add to the noise on Queensberry Rules Radio this week. Golovkin’s performance looks even more frightening next to Bryant Jennings’ thin decision over Mike Perez in the co-feature.
Also up, a preview of next week’s split site card — one that could threaten to steal some thunder — with Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves and Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello.