Golovkin retains titles
Live on HBO, from the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1,34KO’s) put his Middleweight Titles on the line against Vanes Martirosyan (36-4-1,21KO’s).
Martirosyan took the bout just over a couple weeks ago as a replacement for Canelo Alvarez. Not quite the fight we expected to have but we can’t blame Golovkin or Martirosyan for that.
The bout started with Martirosyan pumping the jab out there while Golovkin remained poised landing jabs of his own. Golovkin moved Martirosyan back with a left hook towards the middle of the round. Close to the end of the round Martirosyan caught Golovkin with a three punch combination that got the attention of the champion.
Golovkin seemed to come out with more intensity in the second pressuring Martirosyan landing big power shots with bad intentions. That’s when Golovkin landed a perfectly timed uppercut that hurt Martirosyan, as he held onto Golovkin and was pushed to the canvas.
Shortly, after the so called push down Golovkin hurt Martirosyan again, pushing him against the ropes landing a beautiful combination that put his opponent down and out for the count. Golovkin retained his WBC, WBA, IBF Middleweight Titles by second round KO.
Not a competitive fight at all and it wasn’t a fight that people wanted. Golovkin seemed to still be frustrated after the fight for the position he was put in. Will he and Canelo meet in September? I guess we shall soon find out.
By: Wilson Urena