When we talk about the Middleweight division there is only one man who appears to get everyone's attention and that's Kazakh destroyer Gennady Golovkin. Golovkin, the WBA "Super" champion, is one of the sports must see fighters due to his ferocious punching power and calm destructive manner. There is nothing rushed when Golovkin is in there but the destruction of his opponents tends to come rather quickly and very efficiently.
One man who knows first hand what it's like being in the ring with Golovkin is Japan's Makoto Fuchigami who challenged Golovkin back in May 2012 and found out first hand how heavy handed Golovkin is and how patient he is despite applying almost constant pressure.
The pressure of Golovkin was evident from the off as he stalked the Japanese fighter and tried to see what Fuchigami had. Following the quiet opening round we then saw Golovkin going through the gears and from then on it was simply a case of finding out how long Fuchigami could last.
We all know that since this bout Golovkin has gone on to become a major star in the US and one of the most exciting fighters in boxing. Sadly for Fuchigami this bout seems to have destroyed his career and he has had very limited success since this loss.
As we put this video up Golovkin is putting the final touches to his preparation for a bout with Daniel Geale whilst Fuchigami is heading towards a cross roads fight with Jamed Jalarante, if Fuchigami loses that one he needs to give a serious thought to whether or not he wants to continue with his career.
Note-John Rawling, the commentator, is wrong when he calls Fuchigami the Japanese champion. At the time of this fight the Japanese champion was actually Tadashi Yuba who stopped Carlos Linares for the title in a highly entertaining bout. The title Fuchigami defended weeks before this bout was the OPBF title.
(Video courtesy of scalagreen20)
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