Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
Golovkin is far more proven and has been generating buzz ever since his amateur days.
Kovalev has only been known outside Russia for two years (and even then, only by a few people until last weekend) and simply doesn't have anywhere near the depth of resume Golovkin has - again, dating back to the AM's.
However, if you ask me whether it's just as likely Kovalev rules 175lbs with as iron a h2h fist as Golovkin is expected to rule 160lbs...then I'd say yes, absolutely. He looks as potentially dominant against everyone at his weight.
I was impressed with Kovalev as well, but he has better fighters to deal with than does triple G. If triple G is as good as his fans say, he only needs to take out a declining Martinez to rule the division. Kovalev has to deal with Pascel and Dawson, not to mention the super middles who might move up.