De La Hoya: 'Golovkin will suffer a hard return to reality on October 17th'

Milan Ordoņez on Sep 28, 2015 02:54 PM
De La Hoya: 'Golovkin will suffer a hard return to reality'
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As one of today’s most notable knockout artists in boxing, Gennady Golovkin’s star is shining its brightest.

With a 33-0 win-loss slate (30 victories by knockout), the Kazakh boxer is looking to further establish his current status, as he now guns for the IBF middleweight title against Canada’s David Lemieux on October 17th.

Given his track record of finishing opponents in spectacular and convincing fashion, many have already predicted a win for “GGG”. But for six-division world champion and Olympic gold medalist Oscar De La Hoya, it will be a day of reckoning for Golovkin, in a not so favorable way.

"Golovkin's confidence level is very high, but he will suffer a hard return to reality on October 17,” De La Hoya said in a Boxingscene.com report. “Golovkin cannot afford to look ahead because nobody has been beaten yet. Looking too far ahead can sometimes be very distracting.”

Incidentally, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who is De La Hoya’s most prized ward, is also one of the names that were brought up for a possible “super fight” against Golovkin.

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