Lara vs Golovkin in their prime

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who you got?

  1. Lara

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    8.4%
  2. GGG

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    91.6%
  1. monaim

    monaim Member Full Member

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    who you got? in 160
     
  2. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

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    Golovkin clearly. In his prime he was untoucheable. Golovkin's footwork allowed him to close down on the tricky boxer types and Lara doesn't have the firepower to keep GGG off him. In terms of common opponents Lara had his hands full with Martirosyan whereas Golovkin blasted a hole through the dude. Lara had a close fight with Canelo which some feel he won. Golovkin got a draw and a SD loss in his two closest fights with Canelo, fights which a healthy majority of unbiased viewers feel that he won. So, yeah.
     
  3. CST80

    CST80 Liminal Space Autochthon Staff Member

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    Any version of GGG forever and always beats any version of Lara.
     
  4. PrinceVegeta

    PrinceVegeta New Member Full Member

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    This debate can go alot of ways, especially considering their natural weight class.

    But Lara beat Canelo more decisively than GGG did imo.
     
  5. bjl12

    bjl12 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Prime Lara struggled w Angulo. GGG inside 8 rounds
     
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  6. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    I'll go with GGG. But GGG never fought a slick fighter, especially one as slick as Lara.
     
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  7. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lara literally ran from Canelo. Golovkin wrecks him.
     
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  8. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  9. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    I assumed he was just gonna retire.
     
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  10. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Very likely, but since he hasn't announced it, it's a little hard to tell.
     
  11. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    GGG would have beaten Lara at any point in their career. Too relentless and powerful.
     
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  12. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I was really disappointed that Golovkin retired rather than defending against his mandatory Lara.

    Lara had a good chance to beat him.

    Nobody had an easy time with Lara. You can make the case that he won all three fights on his record that he lost (Hurd, Williams, Alvarez).

    The Williams fight was beyond a bad card.
     
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  13. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    The Williams fight I watched live, and I genuinely thought Williams cornered might stop it a few times he was taking that much punishment.

    I think it's the worst decision I've ever witnessed as it happened.
     
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  14. bjl12

    bjl12 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lara beat PWilliams. I dont even regard that as a loss. Canelo fight was a draw since Lara ran for 8 rounds then countered terrific from r9-r12.

    I thought Hurd beat Lara with the KD being the difference. That was a real win albeit against an older Lara.

    With that being said, GGG from Canelo 1 stops Lara
     
  15. ellerbe

    ellerbe It’s a Tank world Full Member

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    Agreed but styles make fights.