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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
Back in May 2018, 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 36 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
Golovkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had won against 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.
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.
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 defeated 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 been beaten by Jermell Charlo on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against 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, Gennady Golovkin had been fighting more than Vanes Martirosyan.
Going to this contest, Gennady Golovkin had last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Vanes Martirosyan's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 14 days ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Martirosyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 28 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.