Summer 2022
Potentially

Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Middleweight
41-1-1
30-1-0

Contest odds

Golovkin ()
Draw -
Saunders ()

Chance of winning

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The tape

39
Age
32
5' 10" / 179 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 7UD 12KO 4MD 12KO 2
Form
RTD 8UD 12KO 11UD 12TKO 4
41
Wins
30
36
By KO
14
88
KO%
47
1
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
1
Draws
0
2006
Debut
2009
219
Pro rounds
222

Current rankings @ Middleweight

1
The Ring
-
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WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
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IBF
-

Golovkin vs Saunders betting preview

Bookmakers make Billy Joe Saunders a prohibitive favourite against Gennady Golovkin in a potential future bout between the pair.

He is currently () to win the bout outright, while you can get () on Gennady Golovkin if you fancy the incredible upset.

That means that oddsmakers think there is 0% chance of Saunders winning while giving Golovkin a 0% chance.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means both fighters will have to make the weight limit of 160 pounds (11.2 stones or 72.73 KG) on the day of the weigh-in.

Golovkin vs Saunders Head To Head

Gennady Golovkin would step into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Billy Joe Saunders would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Golovkin would have a massive power advantage over Saunders, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.

Gennady Golovkin is the older man by 7 years, at 39 years old.

Saunders has a height advantage of 1 inch over Golovkin. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Gennady Golovkin fights out of the orthodox stance, while Billy Joe Saunders is a southpaw.

Golovkin is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Saunders, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 219 to Saunders' 222.

Gennady Golovkin goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at middleweight.

Golovkin vs Saunders betting form

Golovkin has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Kamil Szeremeta on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States. He was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the ring.

Previous to that, he had won against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York. He was a 4/25 (-625) favourite going into the ring.

Going into that contest, he had beat Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York. He was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the ring.

Before that, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. He was a 91/100 (-109) underdog going into the ring.

He had defeated Vanes Martirosyan on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson. He was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the ring.

Saunders has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 8th May 2021 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States. He was a 4/1 (+400) underdog going into the contest.

Previous to that, he had won against Martin Murray on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom. He was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Marcelo Esteban Coceres on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States. He was a 1/100 (-9999) favourite going into the contest.

Before that, he had beat Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He was a 1/100 (-9999) favourite going into the contest.

He had won against Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester. He was a 1/100 (-9999) favourite going into the contest.

Who's been more active?

If you think ring rust and activity is a big factor in this fight, Billy Joe Saunders has been fighting more than Gennady Golovkin.

Gennady Golovkin last fought 11 months and 12 days ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 6 months and 22 days ago.

Golovkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

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