Originally Posted by Tomato Can
Who has any other middleweight fought though? This is a middleweight era that is lackluster, and the best guys won't even fight each other most of the time.
Analyzing opponents, and looking at what opposition was amongst the ten best middleweights at the time of the respective fights.
Martinez, has wins over Macklin, and Chavez Jr.(hype job but still a top 10 guy)
Quillen, has N'Jkam.
Geale, has a win over Sturm(debatable whether Sturm was still at top 10 level)
Golovkin, best wins, are against Simon, and Proska, neither of which was among the ten best middleweights when he beat them.
Pirog, has a win over Jacobs, (Jacobs was a top ten guy at the time.)
I agree with Golovkin the best need to fight the best.