After scoring a sensational knockout against the then-undefeated Steve Rolls, former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is now eyeing another dance with bitter rival, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss, the 37-year old boxer squared off with Rolls last Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden for his first boxing bout in nine months.
Ahead of this middleweight showdown, the biggest buzz in the boxing world was Andy Ruiz Jr’s major upset against Anthony Joshua, which had fans expecting for another shocker with the Rolls vs Golovkin fight.
But GGG made sure that there won’t be a repeat of that upset as he stamped his class on Rolls en route to an emphatic fourth-round finish.
After dominating the first three rounds, GGG finally solved the puzzle as he landed a vicious left hand into his opponent’s face that knocked Rolls out cold.
Relive GGG’s knockout of Rolls in the video below:
Gennady Golovkin knocks out Steve Rolls in the 4th round! 🥊💥
— Boxing World 365 🥊🌍 (@BoxingWorld365) June 9, 2019
Big Drama Show
Golovkin’s finish of the unheralded Canadian was his 39th win in 41 professional boxing bouts, which also include 35 knockouts.
For once, the Kazakh boxer had a streak of 23 straight knockouts until it was snapped by a unanimous decision win against Daniel Jacobs in 2017.
Golovkin was ecstatic about the finish, and he told the media that he was expecting that the knockout would come that night.
“I feel great, I feel like a new baby.”
“I love knockouts,” Golovkin said in the post-fight interview, per The Guardian.
“I come back to my knockout (ways).”
“It is my style to knock people out. I told my coach, ‘OK I see it now, I see, I just need a little bit of time’.”
Asked about his next fight, GGG teased about a potential trilogy fight with the current unified champion, Alvarez.
“I’m ready to come back in September and bring back the big drama show.”
“We know who the fans want me to fight next.”
— Christine Nguyen (@NCrystean) June 11, 2019
Biggest Fight In Boxing
Golovkin and Alvarez have met twice in the ring, with their first fight ending in a draw while the latter prevailed in their second meeting.
According to Triple G’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, a third instalment to the rivalry would be the biggest fight for both middleweights.
“I know DAZN signed Triple G to make the third fight, that would be the marquee fight of their lineup,” Loeffler claimed.
“They are in the business of putting on the biggest fights.”
“The Canelo fight is his biggest fight just as the Triple G fight is the biggest for Canelo. The fans are demanding they want to see a third fight.”
This is why Golovkin’s camp will do everything in their power to bring the trilogy bout into fruition.
“We will do everything on our side to make that fight. DAZN wants to make that fight.”
“Both are bigger than whatever belts are around their waists. Those are mega-events.”
— Tornado Fist (@tornadofist) June 11, 2019
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez)