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When is Golovkin vs Lara?
Gennady Golovkin could potentially square off against Erislandy Lara in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Golovkin vs Lara stats
Gennady Golovkin would step into the ring with a record of 42 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 37 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Erislandy Lara would make his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Golovkin would have a large advantage in power over Lara, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Lara's 59%.
Gennady Golovkin is the older man by 1 year, at 41 years old.
Golovkin has a height advantage of 1 inch over Lara. Despite this, Lara has 4-inch reach advantage.
Gennady Golovkin fights out of the orthodox stance, while Erislandy Lara is a southpaw.
Golovkin is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Lara, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 6 more professional rounds, 240 to Lara's 234.
Gennady Golovkin goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC and 4 by the WBO at middleweight.
Erislandy Lara is currently ranked number 3 by the RING in the 160lb division.
Golovkin vs Lara form
Golovkin has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Canelo Alvarez on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ryota Murata on 9th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before 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 had beat Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Lara has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan on 28th May 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Thomas Lamanna on 1st May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Greg Vendetti on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California.
Before that, he had defeated Ramon Alvarez on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
He had drawn with Brian Carlos Castano on 2nd March 2019 by split draw in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Gennady Golovkin has been fighting more than Erislandy Lara.
Gennady Golovkin last fought 1 year, 7 months and 20 days ago, while Erislandy Lara's last outing was 1 year, 11 months and 9 days ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Lara's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.
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