Originally Posted by Nosbor
Golovkin has a far superior amateur pedigree and has seen more styles as a pro as well, with his training and sparring on the west coast of the U.S.. He is better trained and more technically grounded not to mention stronger.
Respect to Proska for taking this fight but he is in deep and will get beaten up over several rounds or stopped suddenly.
Proksa cant match Golovkins amateur pedigree but he no was no slouch himself in only losing 10 fights with around 120 wins.
Cant disagree with training and sparring..Proksa has had issues with injured hands long layoffs and a constant rotation of trainers not to mention he trained himself for a couple of fights.
I watched some Golovkin footage last night and he is very good but also not untouchable. He really has no defense and squares up alot. He does however put good hard punches together, looks to be tough as hell and never stops coming forward.
Proksa has beat no one of real note but the same could be said for Golovkin. Infact his record does not stand out and his title fight and defenses have been against average at best opponents. Ouma gave GGG a hard fight and he was a good but weathered fighter at that point. Maybe the southpaw stance helped.
Taking all into consideration i think Proksa is a very LIVE underdog in this fight.