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Andre Ward versus Gennady Golovkin would ‘be a great fight for boxing’

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Andre Ward told RingTV.com on Sunday that a bout pitting him versus Gennady Golovkin would be a “great fight for boxing.”

Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) last exited the squared circle on November 16 after outclassing Edwin Rodríguez to easily safeguard The Ring and WBA super middleweight belts.

Using elite footwork, a brilliant jab, and ferocious left hook, Ward dominated Rodríguez and absorbed virtually no punishment over 36 minutes.

"Hey, when that fight happens, it's going to be a great fight for boxing,” said Ward, 29, who was named the 2011 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year.

“A lot of people say that he's gotten a lot of unnecessary hype. But, I've got a lot of respect for Gennady Golovkin. The thing is that, against the guys that he's fighting, he's doing the things that he's supposed to do against those guys. I mean, he's getting them out of there."

Comparatively, the 31-year-old Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) stopped Curtis Stevens at the end of the eighth round to successfully defend the WBO and IBO middleweight crowns on November 2.

The 5-foot-11 Golovkin, who has now recorded 15 consecutive knockouts, constantly stalked the 28-year-old Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) and floored the challenger with a ferocious left in the second.

“GGG” ultimately landed 293 punches and badly defaced the 5-foot-7 Stevens.

Although courageous and brimming with testicular fortitude, Stevens was utterly overwhelmed and the bout needed to be called.

A silver medalist as a middleweight at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Golovkin is slated to face Osumanu Adama on February 1 in Monte Carlo.

Golovkin’s a ferocious and accurate slugger who has never once hit the canvas.

Unfortunately for the Kazakh scrapper, Ward is the sport’s second premier pound-for-pounder and a budding legend.

Ward, who won gold as a light heavyweight at the 2004 Games in Athens, is a brilliant tactician who hasn’t been conquered since he was a 12-year-old amateur.

If the two elite prizefighters throw fists at 168 pounds in 2014, Andre Ward will get Gennady Golovkin “out of there” with a unanimous decision victory on the scorecards.

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