No matter where I go in the ring, Gennady Golovkin, the Kazakh-born world middleweight boxing champion, has a way of making it feel like a trap. Wherever I step, he’s ready to counter with a lightning-quick step of his own—it’s like he knows where I’m going before I do. Before long, the ropes are pressing into my back and I’m hiding behind my gloves. He’s moved in closer, and I’m expecting his left hand to crush my ribs at any moment.
World’s hardest-hitting and fittest middleweight champion.