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Sport Bookie: Macklin ready to take on Golovkin
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 4 July 2013 01:55
Macklin will pursue a world belt for a third time when he takes on Golovkin in Connecticut for his WBA strap at the MGM Grand.
The undefeated Golovkin – famous with sport bookies all over the world – had 23 knockouts in his 26 victories.
Macklin was beaten in his last two titles fights against Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez, but sport bookies saw that on both occasions he showed his battling spirit and believes that he is more prepared than Golovkin for a big battle.
“I’m a lot smarter than I look, as I showed in the Sergio fight, I can adapt and box and be smart when I have to and when the going gets tough, the tough do get going,” he told fightnews.com.
“When it’s gruelling in there, he will never have been in there with anyone like me, that wants it as much as me, that’s prepared to dig as deep as I am. That’s going to be a massive factor for me.”
Bookmakers UK saw that the Birmingham fighter was stopped twice, but the fighter and many sport bookies are certain that he will be able to withstand Golovkin’s power.
At some stage in the fight, both fighters will most likely go toe-to-toe, and Macklin said that if they exchange big blows he could be the last man standing, and bookmakers UK can’t wait to see what will ultimately happen.
“I’ve got a solid chin, I went down twice against Sergio, the first one I was off balance, the second one was a knockdown but got up straight away. I’ve got a lot of faith in my chin and anyone can get knocked out,” he said.
“I have 20 knockouts as well, I KO’d Alcine who just went 12 rounds with Jason Williams who was supposedly the biggest hitter ever. He’s obviously a bigger puncher, he’s heavy handed and I think he’s got good skills as well. I’m focused on what I have to do and the tactics that I want to try and impose on him.”
Golovkin already fought two times this year, and he is keen to keep this busy schedule in his effort to turn into one of the sport’s biggest names.
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“I want to fight the best, and I want to fight all the time,” said the Kazakh. “This is my dream, so I have to keep going.”