Middleweights in boxing history who could stand toe to toe with Prime Golovkin?

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  1. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Lol
     
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  2. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    D!ck Tiger would have stood toe-to-doe and whupped Golovkin's ass.

    Rodrigo Valdez would have whupped his ass.
     
  3. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Henry Hank wouldn't beat him but he would be all up in dat a$$.
     
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  4. surreal deal

    surreal deal Liverpool via Krypton Full Member

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    Weird, disingenuous question; there are loads, but that's no shame on GGG. If it's intended as a hatchet job it's a failure. The MW division is one of the most storied, dramatic, competitive and savage ever. Loads of MW legends would have found that they could be stood up to,-- sometimes by fellow legends themselves, other occasions by serious tough guy contenders. In the case of GGG;- Hagler, Monzon, Griffith, Valdez...oh there are others...Hearns...I lose interest in the question as I type....would have done well toe to toe. Again no shame in any of that for 3G, and apologies, your post is a love letter, not a hatchet job.
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Plenty.

    Benn, Eubank, Greb, Walker, Hagler, Toney, LaMotta, Fulmer, Monzon, Valdes, McClellan, Jones, Hopkins, Fitzsimmons, Ketchel, Nunn, McCallum ect
     
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  6. chacal

    chacal Boxing Addict Full Member

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  7. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hopkins was a boxer puncher until about the late 90s.
    He used to viciously knock people out on Mike Tyson undercards. almost flatlined Joe lipsey with an uppercut, Mitch Halpern had to catch him mid air.

    The "old man craftyness" started in his mid 30s.

    BHop had good power and workrate when he was younger. The KOs stopped because he stopped throwing as many punches when he got old.

    He had the offensive arsenal(in the 90s) to make GGG hesitant like Jacobs and canelo did and the technical skills to not get caught too flush and the chin to take it if he has to against golovkin toe to toe
     
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  8. Jon Saxon

    Jon Saxon Active Member Full Member

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    Stop trollin
     
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  9. yeyo monster

    yeyo monster Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For real ggg couldn’t do **** on canelo imagine all this top middleweights!!!! Gggoonnns are pathetic
     
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  10. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

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    Keep forgetting that Toney was a middleweight once.

    He would make Gennadys head snap back so many times with counters it would be somekinda compubox record.

    Though Golovkin has a great chin....he maybe able to take all those shots for 12 rounds., but would loose a decision.
     
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  11. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    If GGG had fought any version of Hagler at 24, he would have got beaten down. Bet.
     
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  12. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Hopkins from the Tito fight would have had GGG reeling.
     
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  13. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    This... GGG would at least be competitive with each ATG mw of any era. Bet.
     
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  14. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with what you're saying. The "old man craftiness" definitely surfaced when Hopkins was in his mid 30s, and taking that a step further, he continued fine-tuning those aspects of his game more and more as he approached his mid-40s. His left hand significantly diminished over that 10 year stretch, from say, Tito until Pascal.
     
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  15. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    I personally think Hopkins from that time is a nightmare for any middleweight who ever laced them up. But that version of Hopkins wouldn't have gone toe-to-toe with GGG.
     
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  16. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Most people didn't think he'd go toe to toe with Trinidad, myself included and he did so in alot of spots in the fight. I think he would have done the same to GGG who is basically as big as Tito was, and not as technical.
     
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