Gennady Golovkin took under three rounds (well, with an extra minute in the first) to stop Daniel Geale tonight on HBO World Championship Boxing, making a destructive debut at the main room of Madison Square Garden.
Here's a GIF of the finishing right hand blow, which came when Geale (30-3, 16 KO) decided he had little hope other than to open up and exchange with Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO):
After the fight, Golovkin called out Miguel Cotto, but it would seem unlikely we'll see that fight next. So who else is out there at 160 for Golovkin? Fellow titlist Peter Quillin is unlikely, as he works on Showtime via Al Haymon. Sam Soliman holds the IBF title right now, and that fight could be made, surely, but is there any real interest in that? It's a sideways step at best. Martin Murray would be another sideways step, but his new promoters (Golden Gloves out of South Africa) have worked with Golovkin a couple of times in Monaco, which could make that a money fight in a stay-busy sense.
We know for sure, I think, that the "solid" contenders like Geale and Matthew Macklin and Curtis Stevens just aren't enough. Is there anyone at 160 who's truly better than that?