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Gennady Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta report
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 vacant 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
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 8 years, at 41 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
Gennady Golovkin had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Kell Brook on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Wade on 23rd April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat David Lemieux on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Willie Monroe Jr on 16th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
He had beat Martin Murray on 21st February 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Szeremeta's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 28 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.
Who broadcast Golovkin vs Szeremeta?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 10:00 PM (BTS).
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.
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