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VIDEO: In the Ring with Gennady Golovkin

Our editor finds out what it's like to spar with the world middleweight champ.

Gennady Golovkin, the world middleweight champion with the highest knockout ratio of any middleweight ever, has earned the reputation as the most feared and most avoided fighter in boxing. But he couldn't dodge me. I went two rounds with the champ—and survived (barely). I can tell you this though: His punching power is no myth. When I trained with GGG at the Summit High Altitude Training Center in Big Bear Lake, CA, I witnessed him demolish a heavy bag with one left hook. Golovkin has knocked out 27 fighters in 30 wins with 17 straight KOs.

But it's not just his punching power than has catapulted GGG to the top of boxing's conciousness as he prepares to fight Marco Antonio Rubio Oct. 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Golovkin's relentless training regimen, dominated by body-weight exercises and resistance training devised by his trainer Abel Sanchez, makes Golovkin one of the best conditioned knockout artists in the game.

Watch Golovkin in action as he squares off against Marco Antonio Rubio, LIVE on HBO, Oct. 18, 10 pm ET/PT. 


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