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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 40 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 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 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
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.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 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?
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