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Who won Golovkin vs Martirosyan?
Gennady Golovkin beat Vanes Martirosyan by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 5th May 2018 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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 40 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 arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year later than Martirosyan, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 240 to Martirosyan's 226.
Vanes Martirosyan was ranked number 12 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Golovkin vs Martirosyan form
Gennady Golovkin had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Kell Brook on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Wade on 23rd April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat David Lemieux on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Willie Monroe Jr on 16th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
He had beat Martin Murray on 21st February 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Vanes Martirosyan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ishe Smith on 12th September 2015 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jermell Charlo on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Willie Nelson on 4th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Before that, he had won against Mario Alberto Lozano on 21st March 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon.
He had lost to Demetrius Andrade on 9th November 2013 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gennady Golovkin had been fighting more than Vanes Martirosyan.
Going to this contest, Gennady Golovkin had last fought 6 years, 4 months and 20 days ago, while Vanes Martirosyan's last outing had been 7 years, 4 months and 18 days ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Martirosyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 4 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 Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Golovkin vs Martirosyan?
Gennady Golovkin was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Vanes Martirosyan made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.