Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

Las Vegas, United States

Potential contest @ Middleweight
42-2-1
30-1-0

Belts on The Line

IBF World Middleweight
WBA Super World Middleweight

The tape

40
Age
33
5' 10" / 179 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12TKO 9TKO 7UD 12KO 4
Form
RTD 8UD 12KO 11UD 12TKO 4
42
Wins
30
37
By KO
14
88
KO%
47
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
1
Draws
0
2006
Debut
2009
240
Pro rounds
222

Current rankings @ Middleweight

1
The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Gennady Golovkin vs Billy Joe Saunders preview

When is Golovkin vs Saunders?

Gennady Golovkin could fight Billy Joe Saunders in Autumn/Fall 2023 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).

Golovkin vs Saunders stats

Gennady Golovkin would step into the ring with a record of 42 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 37 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 40 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 the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 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 18 more professional rounds, 240 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 lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had won against Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.

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 defeated 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 beat 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 won against Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

He had beat Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gennady Golovkin has been fighting more than Billy Joe Saunders.

Gennady Golovkin last fought 15 days ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 1 year, 4 months and 24 days ago.

Golovkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

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