Golovkin vs Saunders Info
Gennady Golovkin could fight Billy Joe Saunders in Summer 2021 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).
The contest would be for the IBF middleweight championship of the world.
Golovkin would be making his 2nd defence of the IBF World Middleweight Championship. He won this belt against Sergiy Derevyanchenko in October 2019. He has held this belt for 1 year 3 months and 11 days.
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 an unblemished record of 30 wins, with 14 of those 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 38 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 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Saunders, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 219 to Saunders' 214.
Gennady Golovkin goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING in the 160lb division.
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 StubHub Center, Carson.
Saunders remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
In terms of recent activity, Gennady Golovkin has been fighting more than Billy Joe Saunders.
Gennady Golovkin last fought 29 days ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 1 month and 12 days ago.
Golovkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 7 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 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 2 years 11 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.