by STEVE KIM
5. Grzegorz Proska, Sept. 1, 2012, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, N.Y.
Making his American debut on HBO, Golovkin impressively halted the southpaw from Poland, dominating the action from start to finish in five rounds. He served notice that he would be a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division.
4. Marco Antonio Rubio, Oct. 18, 2014, StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.
This is the night Golovkin proved himself to be a true gate attraction, not only selling out the venue (which has a capacity of around 8,000 for boxing) but creating a demand for extra bleacher seats and standing room-only tickets. With an accurate and deadly left hook, Golovkin defeated his Mexican challenger in just two rounds.
3. Daniel Geale, July 26, 2014, Madison Square Garden, NYC.
Starring in the big room of the famed MSG for the first time, Golovkin knocked down Geale, a former two-time middleweight belt-holder, in the second round. Then, in stunning fashion, he brushed off a right hand that bounced off his chin to land his own right cross that sent his opponent to the ground, where he was counted out.
2. Matthew Macklin, June 29, 2013, MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Conn.
Thought to be a tough challenger for GGG, Macklin was instead eliminated in three rounds. The winning blow was a perfectly placed left hook that had Macklin down on the canvas for over a minute.
1. Martin Murray, Feb. 21, 2015, Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In his previous 33 professional fights, Murray had never come close to being stopped. Against Golovkin, Murray hit the deck twice in the fourth round, was badly hurt in the eighth and sent to the ground again in the 10th. Finally, in the 11th round with another barrage coming his way, referee Luis Pabon ended the fight.
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