Grzegorz Proksa saw his world title dream
shattered in Verona, New York last night when reigning WBA
(regular) and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin put him to
the sword in five rounds.
The Redhill-based Pole was sent to the
canvas three times before the fight was stopped by referee Charlie
Proksa had recently regained the European
crown in a rematch with Kerry Hope so came into the contest high in
But early in the fight it became clear
that he would fall short. Indeed, Golovkin, a US-based Kazakhstani,
thoroughly outclassed him and scored knockdowns in the first,
fourth and fifth rounds.
"Proksa is a good fighter, he's strong,"
said Golovkin. "I feel him. This is my first fight in US. It was
not an easy fight for me today. I'm ready to fight. I felt in the
first round I was better."
Golovkin could now be in line to face newly crowned WBA super
champion Daniel Geale, who defeated Felix Sturm in Germany last
On the same bill, former WBO light-middleweight Serhiy Dzinziruk
drew with unbeaten Puerto Rican Jonathan Gonzalez after 12