Golovkin: For My Next Fight – I’m Open For Anybody, Best Opponent

The Big Drama Show is back.  Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin returned to the ring on Friday night in historic fashion.  The two-time world champion not only closed the show, he earned a division-record 21st successful defense of his IBF and IBO world middleweight titles. 

Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, who has worn a world championship belt every year since 2010, extended that streak with a dominant seventh-round TKO in a mandatory title defense victory against previously-undefeated top-rated contender KamilSzeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs), from Biaylstok, Poland. 

The fight took place behind closed doors at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.

Golovkin, wearing trunks trimmed in the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers colors, gave a vintage performance connecting on 56% of his devastating power punches to the body and the head all set up by his workmanlike jab, all 317 of them, from the moment the opening bell sounded.

A variety of power punches and even a jab produced four knockdowns in rounds one, two, four and seven.  At the conclusion of the seventh round, Szeremeta’s corner ended the fight.

“I had a lot of fun tonight. I am so happy.  It was a great atmosphere, great people, great show, great event.  I’m very happy because I got to go back to boxing.  I told everyone after the Canelo fight that I would come back.  I’m still smart.  Right now I show you.  I needed time.  I’m very quiet.  I needed smart work.  I’m not surprised how I won.  I worked hard in training camp.  I feel very comfortable.  I am very proud of my team,” Golovkin said

“I respect Kamil’s trainer and his corner.  Very smart for them to stop the fight.  He was done.  In the fight I feel my jab.  I feel my power.  I feel my timing.  I needed more time in this fight because I wanted to bring more people to the TV to watch the fight and enjoy.  For my next fight I am open for anybody.  Best opponent for me, for business, for DAZN, for fans. I hope tomorrow [between Canelo and Callum Smith] is a great event.  Best against the best.  Who wins?  The fans! Absolutely the fans. We will bring the best fight next time,” said Golovkin.

ORIGINAL POST: https://www.boxingscene.com/golovkin-my-next-fight-im-open-anybody-best-opponent–154171

Noel Galang – Kamao TV

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