Golovkin was fighting for the first time since losing his belts to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in September's rematch past year.
Promoter of Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya has taken a swipe at his charge's closest rival following his latest bout this weekend. With the win, the 37-year-old Golovkin improved to 39-1-1 with 35 knockouts. "What we saw was cool, but we want to see the elite guys versus the elite guys". Does that still exist?
Golovkin began the fight stalking Rolls while also being patient.
"Gennady Golovkin is a generational talent with worldwide appeal", said DAZN Group Executive Chairperson John Skipper at a March 11 press conference in Los Angeles. Ultimately, DAZN and Golovkin agreed to a $100 million deal. The fight will be live streamed on DAZN on June 8. You can stream the fight on your computer, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android devices.
Rolls is fighting for the first time since beating KeAndrae Leatherwood for the vacant United States Boxing Association middleweight title in December.
"I have such a strong belief in myself and I believe I'm going to win", Rolls said.
"I'm going to put everything I have into this fight".
Rolls said he's also taken inspiration from Ruiz, who stunned everyone by completely overwhelming Joshua, the heavyweight champion and even heavier betting favorite. "I'm ready for September", said Golovkin. "I'm ready to bring back the big drama show". "I'm just focused on one thing and that's Golovkin". Golovkin drew with Canelo in 2017 and lost to him via majority decision in 2018. Yet, he proved 13 months ago that he can still be devastating when he's facing a non-elite opponent.
Golovkin, though, is taking Rolls' challenge seriously.
Meanwhile, with respect to his most recent victory, GGG said "I love knockouts and I love NY, it was a great night all around". "I was an unknown challenger".
And who knows, if we're lucky, we may have an undisputed Middleweight champion by 2020. "I've got to do everything I can to focus on this fight. Everything is at stake". You'll hear about all the biggest fights and best knockouts from the Daily Dot's streaming sports guru Josh Katzowitz.