Golovkin vs Martirosyan Info
Gennady Golovkin beat Vanes Martirosyan by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 5th May 2018 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The fight took place over rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBA & WBC belts on the line.
Golovkin vs Martirosyan stats
Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 37 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 33 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vanes Martirosyan made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Golovkin had a massive power advantage over Martirosyan, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Martirosyan's 58%.
Gennady Golovkin was the older man by 4 years, at 38 years old.
Martirosyan had a height advantage of 2 inches over Golovkin. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Gennady Golovkin & Vanes Martirosyan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year later than Martirosyan, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 212 to Martirosyan's 226.
Vanes Martirosyan was ranked number 12 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Golovkin vs Martirosyan form
Golovkin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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 StubHub Center, Carson.
Before that, he had drawn with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Daniel Jacobs on 18th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Vanes Martirosyan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Erislandy Lara on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ishe Smith on 12th September 2015 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jermell Charlo on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Willie Nelson on 4th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
He had defeated Mario Alberto Lozano on 21st March 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vanes Martirosyan had been fighting more than Gennady Golovkin.
Going to this contest, Gennady Golovkin had last fought 1 year 3 months and 13 days ago, while Vanes Martirosyan's last outing had been 4 years and 4 months ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Martirosyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Golovkin vs Martirosyan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Golovkin vs Martirosyan?
Golovkin vs Martirosyan was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.