Gennady Golovkin retains middleweight titles after clinical KO win over Vanes Martirosyan

Gennady Golovkin retains middleweight titles after clinical KO win over Vanes Martirosyan

With or without Saul "Canelo" Álvarez, Gennady Golovkin put on a show on Cinco de Mayo.

"I see why he's eating that kind of meat".

Vanes Martirosyan was not only battered in the wee hours of Sunday morning but he was taught a lesson.

Tomorrow night was meant to be the biggest fight of the year in boxing in a planned rematch between middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin and his Mexican rival Canelo Alvarez.

The unbeaten Kazakh star can equal Bernard Hopkins' record of 20 successful defences of the middleweight crown on Saturday when he faces the Los Angeles-based Martirosyan at the StubHub Center.

After being tagged with a strong three-punch combination from Martirosyan (36-4-1) late in the first round, Golovkin responded with a devastating charge in the second. Martirosyan lands a right right hand but then Golovkin lands an uppercut that hurts Martirosyan.

"Every punch was the same power and that surprised me", Martirosyan said. "He is the real deal". Golovkin's two fights in 2017 - a unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs and a controversial split draw against Alvarez last September- both went the distance, snapping Golovkin's 23-fight knockout streak that started in 2008.

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The fight will take place on short notice after Canelo withdrew from the originally planned bout last month following a formal complaint filed against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after two failed drug tests for clenbuterol in February.

It was Golovkin's second career fight at the StubHub Center and his second abrupt exit.

Golovkin made it worth their while, making an extended entrance by parading around the converted tennis court to the riff from the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army".

"It feels great to get a knockout", Golovkin said. His attitude did not change in the subsequent press conference.

That fight seems unlikely to happen, since Alvarez's suspension will be up in time for a rematch in September.

"But if Golovkin doesn't want the fight, we'll move on and fight a different opponent".

Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) has trained in the southern California boxing scene all his life, before being guided by the legend Freddie Roach and training out of Wild Card Boxing club, he is now with Glendale based trainer Edmond Tarverdyan, who is well-known for training former UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey.

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