Lara vs Golovkin in their prime

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by monaim, Apr 2, 2024.

who you got?

  1. Lara

    7 vote(s)
  2. GGG

    76 vote(s)
  1. Carinito

    Carinito Member Full Member

    Sep 28, 2023
    That's a good fight of contrasting styles.
    Even if Lara won today, it will still be a big, if not his most significant win of his career.
    GGG might be older but so is Lara, and at a weight class that's not his.
    Make it
  2. sdot_thadon

    sdot_thadon Active Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    In theory GGG should beat him, however Lara can stink up the joint and I'm not sure Golovkin could "chase" him down if he chose track shoes that night. If Golovkin catches him he wouldn't be able to keep him off at all, but that's a big if and a boring fight perhaps.
  3. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    3G's footwork would not be anm issue w/ Lara. In fact, Lara's movement would be his downfall, as he wouldn't land too much to dissuade 3G from his own attack.

    A slow as heck Angulo had LAra hurt a few times, gave him trouble. 3G KO's Lara.
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  4. m.s.

    m.s. Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    He destroyed Williams, mopped the floor with Trout, i had him edging Canelo by one. I never really rewatched and scored the Hurd fight. I had him winning by one vs Castano too if i remember correctly. Martirosyan is underrated on this site because Golovkin destroyed him, but i saw a video of him getting the better of Chavez jr in sparring. That being said, i think Golovkin would win, maybe by stoppage once he put it in over drive.
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  5. sdot_thadon

    sdot_thadon Active Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Golovkin wasn't all that fast in the ring even in his prime. He struggled a bit vs guys who didn't move nearly as much as a Lara would. If Lara wanted to play keep away he would at any cost. He'd stay way outside and take low risk hotshots and G wouldn't be able to touch him as much as he'd need to, to earn a clear decision. Alternatively Golovkin could corner and pound him but I think prime Lara is a smarter boxer than that tbh.
  6. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    You don't need speed to cut off a ring properly. That's foot work, and 3G has that in spades. If Lara played keep away, he's not pot shotting or landing anything meaninful. Lara running too much from Canelo late is what lost him their fight.
  7. drenlou

    drenlou Tres Delinquentes Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    One fight I would have loved to see.
  8. sdot_thadon

    sdot_thadon Active Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Right and that same running is why some have him winning that fight agaisnt Alvarez. So in theory it could work again against an even slower footed opponent like G. That's all I'm saying.
  9. ecdrm15

    ecdrm15 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    A close fight that probably should go to Lara but the judges give it to GGG. Similar to Lara Canelo.
  10. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I must admit, as soon I saw his KO of Zerafa, I thought " how would Lara have done against a prime GGG?", you know 'measuring sticks' and all..................just kidding! :risas3:
  11. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    I remember posters saying GGG dodged this fight and that Lara was some boogie man

    I didn't see it that way and felt if Angulo could have the success he had as a much less educated pressure fighter than Golovkin would improve upon that performance.

    Canelo neutralized a lot of Golovkin's arsenal but Canelo to me is a more dynamic fighter than Lara though Lara may have the harder punch with that left hand and certainly is a better mover than Canelo
  12. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Ggg late stoppage.
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  13. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    I'm calling for a perma ban on the 2 Lara voters.
  14. humbug

    humbug In Vino Veritas Full Member

    May 1, 2006
    Whats the prime version of Lara? The one that just destroyed Zerafa?

    What’s the prime version of Lara?
  15. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    He ran TOO Much late against Canelo. He used good movement early on to perform better. And Canelo has no where near the cutting off ability 3G has. That's night and day. I know a lot had Lara winning, but I felt those last few rounds were what cost him that fight.
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