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HBO Boxing – Gennady Golovkin Vs. Matthew Macklin Play By Play

GGG vs. Macklin

GGG vs. Macklin

Round 1

GGG looked excellent. Stiff jabs, big rights, nice hooks, and Macklin looked in trouble and was retreating already. He closed strong with Macklin nearly falling.

Round 2

More Golovkin with the pressure. Used the jab more as a lead to make him react before throwing a fast and hard right hand. Macklin looked better at the end as he actually got some shots off rather than having to cover up.

Round 3

Macklin opened up and that was the worst thing for him. Macklin was a gamer, but took some brutal shots. The sound of Golovkin’s punches was at a different level. Golovkin had Macklin up against the ropes and threw a short left hook to the body (maybe the liver) and Macklin went down like a bag of rocks.

Winner

Gennady Golovkin by way of 3rd round KO

Golovkin didn’t really say much as far as getting Sergio Martinez in the ring. He seemed like it was a walk in the park.

Macklin said he was trying to protect himself against the upper cuts which left him open for the left hook to the body.