Will Golovkin hype hold vs. Macklin?

Punishing middleweight titlist could meet his match in two-time title challenger

Updated: June 29, 2013, 3:33 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin has been tearing through opponents with such abandon that he is reaching cult hero status among hard-core fight fans.

He has destroyed the competition. Lajuan Simon? Dusted him with one punch in the first round in a December 2011 defense. In his American debut in September, Golovkin shredded former European champion Grzegorz Proksa, dropping him three times in a one-sided fifth-round knockout. In January, Golovkin, badly ill with ...

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