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Macklin dropped Sergio Martinez, and gave him all he could handle.
Golovkin hits really, really hard.
Just ask Gabe Rosado, one of the toughest fighters in the game, who had his face rearranged when he fought Golovkin in New York City earlier this year. When this guy lands clean, the thud is absolutely sickening.
GGG sets up his power shots with a very effective, and also damaging, jab. He has good boxing ability, but rarely needs it because most opponents can't stand up to his power shots.
His trainer, the highly respected Abel Sanchez, went as far as to call him "the middleweight Mike Tyson," in an interview with Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, earlier this year.
Macklin is an extremely tough, and skilled boxer who has proved to be an easy out for no one.
Most expected him to be dominated by recognized middleweight champion Martinez, when the two met in NYC last year, but Macklin accounted well for himself. He boxed well for the first eight or nine rounds, and dropped Martinez, before wilting himself in the 11th round.
He's a very solid boxer, and he refuses to be intimidated. He also has a slight experience edge on GGG, and has been in there with some higher quality opponents.