Originally Posted by TheManBearPig
Apologies for my earlier rant towards you. This is a much better analysis. A rarity among GGG fans.
First of all, I agree Geales defense is not the best and is a bit above average, however like I said before it would be the best defense GGG has come up against providing they fight in 2013. The Sturm fight showed to me a decent improvement in his defense after watching his previous fight which I believe is on youtube if you wish to do a comparison. Sturm mainly landed jabs on Geale with the occasional hook which Geale avoided most of the time. There is no shame in being hit by Felix Sturms jabs as they are some of the best I have seen in the last ten years. They carry a beautiful combination of speed, power and accuracy. ODLH couldn't even avoid them. Furthermore, Geale's chin has been tested by the likes of Roman Karmazan who packed a pretty good punch.
The Ouma fight showed that GGG POSSIBLY has stamina issues as it was the furthest he has ever been in a professional fight not mention the most he has been pushed in regards to the pace of a fight. I disagree with you when you say Geale is not fast enough to employ the Ouma tactic. He can do everything that Ouma does and way better however I do agree that his power is questionable although his jab has improved over the last two years. However, do not dismiss it as we have not seen anyone land a powerful punch on GGG chin.
I never said GGG was hurt by Ouma, I said he looked like he was going to collapse. I meant from exhaustion. You only have to take one look at him following the fight. That fight exposed some serious flaws in Golovkins game plan. Another thing I have noticed about GGG is that he does not fight very well when on the back foot (see Ouma fight: early rounds). He is a power puncher first and foremost and likes to dominate his opponent by cutting of the ring with his superior footwork whilst waiting to land the perfect shot, and doesn't often resort to out boxing his opponent. This will not work against Geale who has superior speed and footwork. Geale is excellent when he forces a fighter on the back foot. (See Karmazan and Sturm fight) however this depends entirely on whether Geale can hurt GGG which is still a question mark for me.
I can assure you that after Geale whips Mundine and beats Sturm in the rematch (Soliman is going to get owned), the fight will happen in late 2013.
Soliman didn't get owned, just saying.