Gennady Golovkin Crushes Opponent In 2nd Round For 20th Consecutive Title Defence
- Author: Eleanor Harrison May 06, 2018,
May 06, 2018, 18:41
Fourteen years later and, although Martirosyan became a solid contender, he never lived up to his potential, never became a star and never scored a major victory.
Golovkin, who improved to 38-0-1 with 34 knockouts, tied Bernard Hopkins' record for middleweight title defenses by sending Martirosyan down at 1:53 of the second round. Just 4-3-1 in his last eight fights, Martirosyan considers himself rested and ready to shock the sport.
Gennady Golovkin defended his middleweight crown for the 20th time on Saturday night.
He said he made "a awful, stupid mistake", by signing with Hall of Famer Freddie Roach to be his trainer.
"I do think I won [in September]". Braekhus seeks to extend her nine-year world championship reign in her 22nd consecutive title defense.
"That name was given to me because of the way I was fighting then. GGG is human and he is beatable". He was suspended in mid-April for testing positive twice for the banned substance clenbuterol. "If GGG doesn't win on Saturday, there's no conversations of a rematch with Canelo".
"This is a huge opportunity not only for Cecilia but also for women's boxing", promoter Tom Loeffler said.
Gennady Golovkin said his second-round knockout of Vanes Martirosyan wasn't meant to send a message to Canelo Alvarez. He was available, had been training and, as a bonus, he had moved from Armenia, where he was born, to Glendale, California, where there is a large Armenian community that is expected to turn out to support him.
Martirosyan made a fist of it during the opening rounds as he connected with jabs that left their mark on Golovkin's face. So Martirosyan took the fight of his life on short notice. It is obvious in his voice. "We can't wait. This is what we dream about, having a fight like this". Subliminal insults on commercials for an internationally known brand, downplaying the desire to fight Canelo again, offering disappointed fight fans something to watch without the original paywall, and the promise of a violent showcase, is the flawless recipe to the building an even bigger event in the near future. It's a ideal night for Cinco de Mayo because it is going to be two guys - Mexican style fighters - going head to head. "It will be a ideal show for the boxing fans".
Many observers even gave Martirosyan the first round, but he was quickly outclassed in the second. We are looking for the elite fighter that Vanes is but we are going to take it to him, and if he comes forward the fans are going to be treated to a great fight. Martirosyan hasn't fought since May of 2016, a decision loss to Erislandy Lara for the WBA and IBO light middleweight titles.
There wasn't much for Golovkin to gain by beating Martirosyan, as odds better than 20-1 showed. I feel comfortable answering those questions. "Fans and Gennady will be amazed". Martirosyan falls flat on his face and is knocked out.
Their first bout, a heavily debated draw last September, marked the first time in Golvkin's career that he left the ring without a win.
"A boxing fight is my dream", Cyborg said.
Following a failed drug test the fight was scuppered for the time being however.
"Everybody has always avoided me and from now on, this is how it's going to be. He's a problem we have in boxing".
Both fighters were amateur standouts who appeared in the 2004 Olympic Games, with Martirosyan representing his adopted nation of America, while Golovkin won a silver medal for Kazakhstan. This will only be her second fight in the United States, but she does not have an opponent in front of her that should present a major challenge. And he is local here in the Los Angeles area. There's not a lot coming from the other side.
"I want everyone", Golovkin said regarding who is next before being asked about fighting Canelo. "There is no cursing trying to promote the fight".
"I have no excuses".
"Everybody want second fight, second step".