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Old 01-21-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Default Golovkin just as known as the rest of the fighters

Search results Monday January 20, 2013, 10.00 european time. Google search - last 24 hours. The timeline choosen to measure the buzz approximately 24 hours after the event.

Orlando Salido - 10,200 hits
Mickey Garcia - 7,240 hits
Gennady Golovkin - 9,370 hits
Gabriel Rosado - 8,320 hits
Juan Carlos Burgos - 13,000 hits
Rocky Martinez - 6,940 hits
Sergei Kovalev - 2,080 hits
Gabriel Campillo - 2,260 hits

Google search is rather dynamic so if you try these searches at another date you are sure to get different results.

What these numbers prove is that "boxings best kept secret" is not very secret anymore. Golovkin is, based on the number of Google hits, just as known and just as visible as the other fighters on the card. He was the third most googled the last 24 hours. He is out of the bag and need to produce results like any other top level fighter.

Positives: Lou DiBella's statement "Who would give a flying ****, and why are you even asking? Who knows Gennady Golovkin other than you, me and a few other people? (Sep 2012)"
This is simply not true anymore. Golovkin is now known by, in addition to boxingheads, a wide boxing audience both in the US and internationally. His recent fights have been aired both on German and Russian TV, in addition to HBO.

Negatives: No more excuses. Golovkin has been sold as a KO machine, but if you put him in a ring with a guy who will step sideways the second he is jabbed the match will not really be that exciting. Not that it is his fault. Remember Mayweather-Mosley and Pacquiao-Mosley? The matches were not entertaining and that was in both cases the fault of Mosley that simply did not show up to win.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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None of those above are known though
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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Why are Google search results a relevant metric for how well-known a fighter is, especially since the parameters you're using will simply include articles which recap every fight on that card as a hit for all of the names you're using (save Campillo and Kovalev)? Why wouldn't, say, HBO ratings be a more relevant number to use here, and how does Golovkin's fight against Proksa stack up in comparison to other fights on the network in 2012?
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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speaking to the converted.

You can't avoid Golovkin with the excuse of he's not well known. Then fight Martin Murray.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #5
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speaking to the converted.

You can't avoid Golovkin with the excuse of he's not well known. Then fight Martin Murray.
The only rivalry more intense and more likely to sell than Argentina-England is Argentina-Kazakhstan.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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What were the ppv buys?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:11 AM   #7
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What were the ppv buys?
I do not know and unless HBO tells us we will never know.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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None of those above are known though
Yeah this, he has less hits thans Salido and Burgos who are not that famous themselves.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:39 AM   #9
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speaking to the converted.

You can't avoid Golovkin with the excuse of he's not well known. Then fight Martin Murray.
Nobody is avoiding him....if anything he's doing the avoiding....

30 years old....with only 25 fights....sounds lazy...not avoided
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:05 AM   #10
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google this, google that. The truth is golovkin still has a long ways to go when it comes to mainstream popularity...
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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google this, google that. The truth is golovkin still has a long ways to go when it comes to mainstream popularity...
Golovkin has had more mainstream press then even Martinez or Chavez. When have they ever had articles about them in non-boxing press like USA today or CNN? Golovkin is more well known than any MW aside from Martinez and Chavez and truth is he probably isn't lesser known by much.

Martinez using that when he fought Dzinziruk, Barker and now Murray is just pitiful. Right now with his HBO backing Golovkin brings more of a name, money and belts to the table than any MW aside from Chavez. Geale, Quillin, Sturm, or even Martinez using the "he isn't known enough" excuse isn't valid, period.
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Golovkin has had more mainstream press then even Martinez or Chavez. When have they ever had articles about them in non-boxing press like USA today or CNN?
Both Chavez and Martinez have had far more articles in USA Today than Golovkin, and promos for their fight against each other appeared on CNN thanks to their deal with HBO.
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Martinez using that when he fought Dzinziruk, Barker and now Murray is just pitiful.
Of course Martinez wouldn't have needed to use that excuse when taking on Dzinziruk (by force) or Barker since Golovkin couldn't fight in the States.
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Right now with his HBO backing Golovkin brings more of a name, money and belts to the table than any MW aside from Chavez.
I guarantee Geale makes more against Mundine than he would have against Golovkin for this date. He'd probably make more against Sturm again as well.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #13
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It wouldn't take much more for Golovkin to be more well known than Sergio, who can thank Chavez Jr for fighting him, otherwise he'd be relatively unknown by the mainstream public.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #14
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You can't avoid Golovkin with the excuse of he's not well known. Then fight Martin Murray.
Stop with all that truth and logic, this is ESB. And logic and truth
won't be tolerated here.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #15
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You can't avoid Golovkin with the excuse of he's not well known. Then fight Martin Murray.
He wasn't even the main event on BAD, don't act like he just did 500,000
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