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Gennady Golovkin vs Steve Rolls report
Who won Golovkin vs Rolls?
Gennady Golovkin beat Steve Rolls by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 8th June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Akhmedov vs Han.
Golovkin vs Rolls stats
Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 34 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Steve Rolls made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Golovkin had a massive power advantage over Rolls, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Rolls' 53%.
Gennady Golovkin was the older man by 2 years, at 41 years old.
Rolls had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Gennady Golovkin & Steve Rolls fought out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 4 years and 11 months earlier than Rolls, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 108 more professional rounds, 240 to Rolls' 132.
Gennady Golovkin went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Steve Rolls was ranked number 15 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF in the 168lb division.
Golovkin vs Rolls 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 lost to 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that 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.
Before that, 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.
He had won against 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.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Golovkin vs Rolls start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Golovkin vs Rolls?
Golovkin vs Rolls was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Golovkin vs Rolls?
Gennady Golovkin was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Steve Rolls made his way into the ring at 743/50 (+1500) with oddsmakers.
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