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Gennady "GGG" Golovkin vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: The Soviet/Mexican War

The battle between Golovkin and Chavez Jr. will be an epic war.
The battle between Golovkin and Chavez Jr. will be an epic war.

Catwoman: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.

Batman: You sound like you're looking forward to it.

Catwoman: I'm adaptable.

...And so is Gennady "GGG" Golovkin.

Before I tell you that Golovkin will whisper an ominous warning to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. before stealing the keys to his car and his career in the process, let's back up a little.

This past Saturday night, "Jr." rose from the weed ashes to blaze past Brian Vera in their rematch. I thought going in that this was his fight to lose - and win convincingly he did - while resurrecting his mega-star prospects in the process.

Re: Chavez Jr. vs. Vera II: "Big Boys Don't Play"

He basically spanked Vera and then put him in timeout. Like he was Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time", Jr. was like: "If you're lost you can look and you will find me...", to the point where Vera couldn't hide. Not even in the middle of the ring, where trainer Ronnie Shields was begging him to stay.

It didn't matter Ronnie.

Vera could've jumped up on the ring apron and tried to fight him from there - and he still would've gotten his ass beat. But lets be honest, this is what should've happened the first time around, and no disrespect to Vera, but he's a guy that belongs on a Friday night card.

In getting past Vera and showing a maturity throughout the camp for this fight (if not the fight itself - he still showboats and plays games - but hey, its who he is), Jr. was satisfied with himself enough to basically demand a fight with Golovkin.

He's probably gonna get what he wants.

Golovkin recently lost his father, and as is their custom in mourning, he will pay homage to his father with a cessation of activity long enough to abort a fight with Andy Lee on the 26th of April. Since Chavez Jr. already routed Lee, it makes sense for Golovkin's return to be against Chavez Jr., and I believe this is exactly what will happen.

So... Let's talk about how this one plays out, shall we?


For starters, I love this fight. HBO executives probably loaded up bongs and celebrated when good ole Jr. decided to emphatically call out Golovkin (uh, I'm JK, relax..).

Golovkin has a sorta "bad-guy" way about him in a very good way. Everything about him, from his approach to the ring to his in-the-ring demeanor itself, seems criminal in nature until you see him slapping on the handcuffs.

Chavez Jr. has a lot of his father's intangibles and his legendary bravado. He won't care about whatever didn't happen in his now classic sparring sessions with Golovkin - just what he intends on doing. The problem for him will come in how he plans on doing it.

Charismatic, exciting, and brave to the core, the son of Chavez will brazenly engage in trench warfare with the WBA/IBO middleweight champion Golovkin, in what promises to be a back alley/futuristic version of "Fight Club". Chavez Jr. will plod and press forward, attempting to impose his will and size on Golovkin - and he actually will at times.

Ironically, Jr. will be facing the closest thing we've ever seen to his father in Golovkin. Trained from his inception as a classic Soviet-styled fighter, the iron-chinned "GGG" was taken to Mexican dimensions by trainer Abel Sanchez.

It has produced a scary hybrid of Julio Cesar Chavez and Kostya Tsyzu, and Jr. cannot beat him.

Look for Golovkin to slowly unveil his punishing arsenal and land with alarming frequency, as Chavez Jr.'s Shotgun blast attack gets AK-47'd by Golovkin.

Gennady "GGG" Golovkin will mercifully send every white towel flying from the corner of Chavez Jr. in the 10th round of an incredible action fight.

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