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When is Golovkin vs Saunders?
Gennady Golovkin could fight Billy Joe Saunders in Summer 2022 in Las Vegas.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Also, on the undercard will be Murodjon Akhmadaliev's and Jose Velasquez's fight for the WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and IBF World Junior Featherweight championship, Julio Cesar Martinez's and McWilliams Arroyo's fight for the WBC World Flyweight belt, Kali Reis' and Jessica Camara's contest and Terri Harper's and Heather Hardy's bout.
Golovkin vs Saunders stats
Gennady Golovkin would step into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Billy Joe Saunders would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Golovkin would have a massive power advantage over Saunders, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.
Gennady Golovkin is the older man by 7 years, at 39 years old.
Saunders has a height advantage of 1 inch over Golovkin. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Gennady Golovkin fights out of the orthodox stance, while Billy Joe Saunders is a southpaw.
Golovkin is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Saunders, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 219 to Saunders' 222.
Gennady Golovkin goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at middleweight.
Golovkin vs Saunders form
Golovkin has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against 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.
Previous to that, he had won against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before 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.
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.
Saunders has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 8th May 2021 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Martin Murray on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Marcelo Esteban Coceres on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Before that, he had beat Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Hehad won against Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of recent activity, Billy Joe Saunders has been fighting more than Gennady Golovkin.
Gennady Golovkin last fought 1 year, 1 month and 4 days ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 8 months and 14 days ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 1 month, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Golovkin vs Saunders?
Billy Joe Saunders is currently () to win the bout outright, while you can get () on Gennady Golovkin if you fancy the incredible upset.