Originally Posted by Bogotazo
The way he smothered Lee was impressive.
I'm not confusing him with Hearns because I said I think he'd wear him down with his volume punching and durability. Hearns was a one-punch knockout artist. Martinez is more accurate than Golovkin and Martinez was fine. It's anybody's fight, but Chavez has been tested at a higher level and is a competent swarmer. I think he might have an easier time landing on GGG than the reverse, and in a firefight, he'd take GGG's shots better than GGG would over 12.
Why? Chavez doesn't have huge height or reach and he doesn't have great hand speed. He has volume and chin, but if Martinez could back him up, Golovkin could too. If Chavez tries to swarm, that would present Golovkin with counterpunching opportunities to land flush shots and I don't see Chavez surviving too many of those.