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    Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida



    Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is one of the three top middleweights in the world who makes Southern California his base of operations.
    Big Bear Lake is Golovkin’s training center, high in the San Bernardino Mountains.
    The other two middleweights are Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, who trains in Oxnard, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who can usually be found in nearby Riverside.
    Golovkin, Martinez and Chavez are the most famous and talented of the middleweights, according to various sources.
    WBA and IBO middleweight titleholder Golovkin (25-0, 22 Kos) seeks to distance himself from the others beginning with a defense against Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8-2, 9 Kos) next Saturday March 30. It’s part of a middleweight tournament taking place in Monaco. It will be televised via pay-per-view television.
    Last week in Manhattan Beach, Golovkin and Ishida met for a luncheon press conference at the Marriott Hotel. Unlike previous media affairs, this one was well-attended as Golovkin’s accomplishments continue to grow.
    “I respect all fighters,” says Golovkin, whose meteoric rise can be attributed mostly to television networks finally showing his fights. “He’s a good fighter with a lot of experience.”
    Whenever someone new speaks to Golovkin they ask about his possibly entertaining a match with Floyd Mayweather or maybe even super middleweight Andre Ward. They’re not bad questions but few realize that the Kazakhstani is actually a natural 154-pounder.
    “Nobody would fight him at 154 so he moved up,” said Abel Sanchez, who trains Golovkin at the Summit in Big Bear Lake.
    It’s easy to surmise that Golovkin can drop down to 154. He stands about 5-10” in height and his natural easy-going personality makes him seem like one of those dancers on Dancing With The Stars, not one of the most feared 160-pounders in the world.
    Ishida is another middleweight who can fool with his appearance. At 6-2” in height and with his pop icon hair-do, Ishida looks about as menacing as a comical anime character.
    “I have a lot of respect for Gennady and his power,” said Ishida through a translator. “I consider him to be one of the best middleweights in the world.”
    Ishida recently brawled with WBO middleweight titleholder Dmitry Pirog and lost by decision in the Russian’s home country. He also surprisingly knocked out James Kirkland then celebrated by running up and down the MGM Garden Arena stairs with a Japanese flag.
    “Ishida is taller than me and that does present different challenges,” said Golovkin, 30. “I saw his fight with Pirog and I know how tough he is.”
    Pirog was supposed to fight Golovkin but suffered a hand injury that scuttled that potential fight.
    Golovkin doesn’t worry about it. During the press conference reporters asked about other possible match ups and scenarios and he quietly and politely defused the questions and returned the focus to Ishida, who sat close by.
    “I saw what he did to James Kirkland,” said Golovkin.
    Promoter Tom Loeffler of K-2 Promotions says that Golovkin is ready to fight any of the other world champions but is focused on this fight.
    “He doesn’t mind fighting in any country against any champion,” said Loeffler of Golovkin.
    The other two elite middleweights Martinez and Chavez have some unfinished business to attend. Once the suspension is lifted from Mexico’s Chavez they will probably meet in a rematch. But what happens after?
    “Right now my focus is Ishida,” repeats Golovkin. “It’s a great fight.”
    Ishida’s trainer Daisuke Okabe only had these words to say about Ishida: “He’s like a samurai warrior and will do everything possible to win.”
    Next Saturday, one of the middleweight triumvirate will battle.

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    Re: Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida

    My prediction -- I mean my hope -- is that GGG will finally get EXPOSED! Are we in the era of the SUPER HYPES? I believe that in the last six or seven years, I have heard of the most amount of SUPER HYPES in my life. Three-G may be a third-of-a G when it comes to whup@ss, but he ain't all dat and a bag of chips.

    Ishida is weak, but the game is "The Threatre of the unexpected." Just ask the Mandingo Cowboy -- I mean "Mandingo Warrior" James Kirkland? Hehehe! You can even ask Da Manny. Holla!

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    Re: Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida

    If GGG is a hype job and is going to get exposed, it won't be against Ishida.

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    I like 3G,... hype job?..we'll see... fun guy to watch fight.

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    Re: Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida

    come on radam,

    ggg has the tools,

    its up to him to learn and master his craft to apply them...

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    Re: Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida

    McHomer, you are right. Amayseng, you are right too. An ounce of a G does have tools. But he doesn't know how to put 'em to use properly. Sooner before later somebody is gonna break him off ______ and some.

    He should easily whup I-Man, but I-Man is going to get some vicious shots in. Da ¢÷¢ guy is vulnerable to straights and dropcuts. Holla!

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    Re: Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida

    Ishida fought Pirog recently.. You'd be surprised how game he was... Stood within arms reach for most of the fight. He also gave Paul Williams a competitive fight.
    Ishida is the guy who fights the fighters all the other fighters run from.
    Good work for Triple G.
    Good stay busy fight.
    While GGG is waiting for anybody who is somebody willing to come up out of hiding to put their title on the line from 155 TO 168... And 175 if your name is Bhop.
    I already paid for the fight.
    GGG is the Most interesting boxer of 2013.

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    3G is so overrated it's ridiculous!! I don't think Ishida is the guy that will expose him but there r plenty of guys out there that will trust &believe that.

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    Re: Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida

    Ali we'll be laughing about that comment a year from now. If he's able to take out Ishida,.. it'll be a great litmus test to judge how he will be able to compete with the big name boxers.

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    Re: Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Defends Title Saturday Vs. Nobuhiro Ishida

    If iota of a G does not take out the feather-fisted I-Man, he's worse than I give him credit for. Holla!

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