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Who won Golovkin vs Szeremeta?
Gennady Golovkin beat Kamil Szeremeta by technical knockout in the 7th round on Friday 18th December 2020 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gennady Golovkin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the IBF middleweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard John Ryder beat Mike Guy and Ali Akhmedov was overcome by Carlos Gongora.
Golovkin vs Szeremeta stats
Back in December 2020, Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 35 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kamil Szeremeta made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 5 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Golovkin had a massive power advantage over Szeremeta, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Szeremeta's 24%.
Gennady Golovkin was the older man by 7 years, at 39 years old.
Golovkin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Szeremeta.
Both Gennady Golovkin & Kamil Szeremeta fought out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 6 years and 6 months earlier than Szeremeta, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 83 more professional rounds, 240 to Szeremeta's 157.
Kamil Szeremeta was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Golovkin vs Szeremeta 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 defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
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.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Szeremeta's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 rounds on average.
What time did Golovkin vs Szeremeta start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Golovkin vs Szeremeta?
Gennady Golovkin was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Kamil Szeremeta made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.