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Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight

July 21 2014, 12:42

Gennady GolovkinGennady GolovkinThis Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defends his belt against former champion Daniel Geale of Australia. A native of Kazakhstan, GGG has become wildly popular among North American fans since his U.S. debut in September 2012. 

Golovkin has knocked out 16 straight opponents, but Geale could be his toughest opponent to date. He's an experienced, world-class fighter who has been near the top of the middleweight division for years.

It's become an event whenever GGG fights. His clash with Geale should be one of the most watched fights this summer. 

Per Boxrec      Gennady Golovkin     Daniel Geale
Record:      29-0, 26 KOs     30-2, 16 KOs
Height:      5'10.5"     5'10"
Reach:      70"     71"
Weight:      160 lbs     160 lbs
Age:      32     33
Stance:      Orthodox     Orthodox
Hometown:      Karaganda, Kazakhstan     Launceston, Australia
Rounds:      124     237

Daniel Geale Daniel Geale On paper, Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale look pretty similar. A year separates them in age, an inch in reach and a mere half-inch in height. 

The one stat that truly separates them is knockout percentage. Geale's is 50 percent, while GGG's is an eye-popping 90. As a result, Geale has fought over 100 more rounds, despite having just three more fights. 

Gennady Golovkin is a wrecking machine. He hits with tremendous power with both fists and throws fluid, multi-punch combinations to both the body and head. 

Golovkin was an Olympic silver medalist and has excellent offensive boxing skills. He stalks an opponent and cuts off the ring with brutal efficiency. He has walked through shots from big punchers, so his chin is solid as well. 

Daniel Geale is a talented, pressure fighter. He has evasive head movement and a good jab. He hooks well off the jab. 

Geale generally maintains a busy pace. He's a combination puncher who does good work to the body. 

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