Many have tried, but none have been successful in putting a loss on Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs). Whether it was Danny Jacobs, David Lemieux, or Canelo Alvarez, none could get it done against Golovkin.
Triple G returns on Saturday at StubHub Center against Vanes Martirosyan. Golovkin will attempt to add his name to the history books when he makes his 20th consecutive and record-tying title defense.
According to Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez, once you fight Golovkin, you are never the same:
“If you go back to (David) Lemieux, to (Curtis) Stevens, to (Dominic)Wade, to Willie Monroe, they are never the same. (Martin) Murray also. They are never the same after they go rounds with Gennady,” Sanchez said during a conference call on Monday. “(Danny)Jacobs was supposed to demolish Arias, and he had a difficult time with him, which was his first fight after Gennady and now the fight with Sulecki he looked terrible. He gets hit with everything in the book and the reason being, in my opinion, is once you go twelve rounds with Golovkin you are never going to be the same.”
Golovkin put a beating on Lemieux, Stevens, Wade, Monroe, and Murray. Regarding Jacobs, some feel Jacobs actually beat Golovkin. Jacobs did not look very sharp against Sulecki, but Sulecki’s style was a little awkward.
So, is Sanchez right? Let see how Jacobs look in his next fight to fully answer that question.