Welcome to my first installment of KO'd! This new feature will be all about the sport of boxing and the contenders. Normally KO'd will come out on Sunday's after a Saturday night fight but you never know, you might see it pop up now and then in between.
So let's talk about the latest fight.
Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale
I watched all of the prefight shows before this fight. I think one of the most interesting things going into a fight is learning their background history. I think you can tell a lot about a fighter if you see where he comes from and learn what his motivation for winning really is. I like seeing where they train, hearing from their trainers and seeing their family support system. When they showed these two fighters you could tell that they both came from very different styles of training and even more different backgrounds.
Known as triple G , he stands at only 5'10'' but has a reach of 70 inches and is 32 years old. He's originally from Kazakhstan and one of four brothers. He's never been knocked out during his professional and amateur career. He's the knock out king because he's knocked out 27 people in 30 fights. He's even so good he's got a silver Olympic medal hanging at home for his boxing skills. He trains hard for each fight and gives it everything he has in the ring.
Then there's his competition...
Daniel Geale. Hailing from the land down under of Australia, Daniel has proven himself to the boxing world. He's a year older than Triple G and an inch shorter but he's also competed in the Olympics. He didn't walk away with a medal but he got there. He's also got 16 knock outs in his winning pile and hungry for another one. His mother is currently battling cancer so he's been training especially hard for this fight. He wants to add another knock out to his win.
So when it came time for the fight, I was interested to see who would be victorious. I felt like they would be equally matched up with their age, weight and height. You know what they weren't matched in? Their level of hungriness and wanting it. You could tell at the start that Triple G was going to be hard to take down. He wanted it. He was going for it. He was tossing Daniel around like a rag doll.
( July 25, 2014 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)
Daniel started to feel the gravity of G's punches and couldn't handle the ferocity behind them. His speed and blocking weren't up to par and after a few rounds he couldn't hang on. Triple G dominated this match up and easily won the match with a less than surprise KO. I'm sure Daniel will think long and hard again about taking on Triple G in the future. He'll have things to work on if he plans on fighting again soon because G made it look way too simple this time around.
Sorry Daniel but you got...