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Geale eyes next step: U.S. stardom

Aussie middleweight titlist hopes to cross over with win over Darren Barker

Originally Published: August 16, 2013
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Last year's breakout middleweight, in the United States anyway, was titleholder Gennady Golovkin, who burst onto the scene with a devastating knockout performance against Grzegorz Proksa that had fight fans talking about it at water coolers everywhere.

Golovkin, who is from Kazakhstan and lives in Germany, had longed to compete in and find stardom in the United States. He seems to be on his way as one of boxing's hottest fighters, responding with one knockout after another.

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