Golovkin (24-0, 21
KOs) battered his Polish opponent in every round, dropping Proksa (28-2)
in the first and fourth rounds before the referee halted the bout.
is a Kazakh-born fighter who lives in Germany and trains in California.
He had never fought in the U.S. before this bout at a casino in upstate
New York, but he is determined to become a stateside star.
is ranked among the world’s top middleweights, although his talent
could make him unattractive to the winner of the showdown between’s the
division’s best: Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Sept. 15.