Watching one of Golovkin’s early fights, I laughed when I saw they had an infographic as G bounced around in his corner before the bell. It said, ‘Gennady Golovkin, Favorite Food: Meat.’ It’s a bit of an ambiguous categorical answer to a specific question, likely due to G’s humble but awkward English.  So I’d like to take a guess at what types of meat G likely eats.

5. DRY CURED CHORIZO

If you dip a slice of dry cured chorizo in spicy mustard, you get a cold sweat that feels like a cleanse.  The best mustard to pair with chorizo is Hi-FI Mustard out of Minneapolis.

4. PULLED PORK

Pulled pork is best smoked for 12 hours. If it ain’t smoked, forget it. Use as fork to do the pulling and add it to a toasted potato bun. Top it off with a sweet but spicy sauce and dill sliced pickles.

3. SMOKED RIBS

There’s a couple ways to do it right, but both use hickory wood. You can throw a block of apple in there too. 6 hours minimum.  It’s all about the bark so make sure to master your rub.

2. CHARCOAL GRILLED PORTERHOUSE

Don’t waste perfectly good cuts by dicking around with gas.  Nothing tastes as good as charcoal grilled meat. All you need is smoke, salt, and pepper.  You can get a basic charcoal grill off the street or $20 bucks on Craigslist.  Throw a chip of hickory or mesquite on the coals and cover for 5 minutes.

1. DEER JERKY

Yeah, venison, whatever.  If you don’t hunt, find an uncle who does. Hang slices between the grill racks from thick toothpicks.  Low 175 for 10 hours. Before you leave his house, he’ll hand you a brown bag of these and you’ll gnaw ’em ’til their gone on the ride home.

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