Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan

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Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan
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Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Location: 
StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
160
Titles at Stake: 
WBA, WBC & IBF Middleweight World Titles
Referee: 
Jack Reiss

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Fan Cards: Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan


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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by BLOODMONEY80
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by ADAMJO260
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by MIKE25
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by GOLD
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by CHAMPION97
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by ZAC.RJ
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
10
10
VANES MARTIROSYAN
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scorecard by ENDOFME1994
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GENNADY GOLOVKIN
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VANES MARTIROSYAN
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Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is not a bad fight at all!

Golovkin vs Alvarez II was going to be great, what a shame Canelo screwed it up by cheating, but Golovkin still gets to fight on May 5, Canelo is suspended, and his reputation, his respect from the public, tarnished, which is the least any drug cheat deserves. Golovkin has had an infuriating time, having his time wasted, fighting tooth and nail to keep his belts last year, against an unclean fighter, and his opponent, failing a test, meaning all his training, hard work, time away from his family, dedicated, down the drain, but he still gets to headline a great event, a great night of boxing, and although Saul Alvarez is out, he is not fighting an opponent who is there to make up the numbers, he is fighting a proud, awkward fighter who is not easy to prepare for, which means the fight is worthwhile, it is interesting, Golovkin's fans will still get to see him challenged, and in a great fight, which is great, but it is important that Golovkin does not overlook Martirosyan.

Gennady Golovkin might still be the best fighter at 160, whether or not he is, is a good question. As of now, I think we can isolate disgraced Saul Alvarez, and even if we consider him out of the discussion, Golovkin is not short of rivals. Danny Jacobs, Billy Joe Saunders, Jermall Charlo, Ryota Murata, Demetrius Andrade, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, all very live threats to Golovkin, the 160 lb division is much more competitive than a lot of people realise. Golovkin I think deserves to remain ranked as the top man in the middleweight division until he is defeated. I do think Golovkin would be unwise to move up in weight, I think he might have another year or two left before retiring is the only wise option, he isn't getting better, he is declining, but Golovkin in his prime was so dominant, he such a dangerous, durable, skilled fighter, that he can afford to age gradually, and he can still win world title fights, still achieve at a very, very high level. I do not think Golovkin would have beaten Alvarez in their rematch, but I think after what has happened, Golovkin will go down in history as the better fighter out of the two of them.

I like Vanes Martirosyan, I think he is a very good fighter, underrated, he isn't a technically outstanding fighter, he doesn't have frightening power, but he is a solid fighter who makes opponents work, he's awkward, and he's effective with what he does in the ring. Martirosyan has only ever lost to Erislandy Lara, Demetrius Andrade, and Jermell Charlo, none of them managed to stop him, against Andrade, it was only an SD, against Lara, he won 4-5 rounds, against Charlo, two judges scored him losing only by a two point margin. Martirosyan's only other blemish, was a draw against Lara, a 9 round technical decision. Martirosyan has some good wins, he's beaten Ishe Smith, Kassim Ouma, Joe Greene, Willie Nelson.

Based on how his career has gone at this level, it is hard to argue against Martirosyan being a seriously tough, testing opponent for anyone. There are certain factors, which makes Martirosyan's chance of winning this, a lot smaller. Martirosyan has not fought since losing to Lara, back in May, 2016, so that is 2 years of inactivity, and besides the inactivity, he is at a size disadvantage. Most of Martirosyan's career has been at 154, he has weighed in at more than that, in 15 fights, but for nearly all of these fights, he was less than 156, and he has never weighed in as heavy as 159, the last time Martirosyan fought above 155, was in 2011. Martirosyan is a challenge for any level of a fighter based on the problems he gave Andrade, Charlo, Lara, but of course, the weight disadvantage, and the 2 year layoff, makes him less of a threat to Golovkin, and should make him more of an underdog than he already would be.

I think this is a good test for Golovkin, how slowly is he declining?, what did the first Alvarez fight take out of him? It is great for Golovkin that the 8 months between the Alvarez fight and this fight, are all, and he isn't kept inactive by the 'Clenelo' issue? it is important, especially given that Golovkin has approaching his late thirties, and has absolutely no time to waste.

I think apart from Jacobs and Alvarez, Martirosyan might be the best opponent Golovkin has ever fought, the inactivity, and I think the weight as well, changes the scenario, but still, this is not at all a step down from the level he was fighting at before he fought Jacobs, and maybe Brook as well, although he was at a weight advantage, and then some. I think Martirosyan's confidence, desire is strong, he is in good shape, has trained very hard, he has the experience, he is 32, so not at all too old to have success and make a fight of it, I think this should be good fight, and Martirosyan, to say the very least, is a live opponent.

I think Martirosyan will do his absolute best to take the fight to Golovkin, early, force the pace, try to make Golovkin work, push him back, I think he will have success, and Golovkin might struggle slightly with the variety, and awkwardness of Martirosyan, but I think for the majority of the time. I think Golovkin's strength, ability to hold centre ring, will be too much for Martirosyan to get the better of. I think as the rounds go by, Golovkin will take a toll on Martirosyan, he won't struggle for accuracy, but I think the fight will get less competitive very slowly, and Martirosyan will be having his own success even approaching the mid rounds.

I think Golovkin will seem to have broken Martirosyan down by round 7, I think in rounds 7 and 8, Golovkin will give Martirosyan a beating, I think Martirosyan will take a lot of hard shots, quite a few of them well, get knocked down after 3 of 1 shot which Golovkin has knocked other opponents out with, he will prove to be very tough and durable, but I think Golovkin will be relentless, and inflcit damage, I think he'll stop him, maybe in 8 rounds.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Gold, Champion. What do you guys think of this? Do you believe that GGG really wouldn't fight him again. I agree with GGG, that Clenelo needs to be in VADA or he's a joke. The whole sport needs to move that direction for the health of the fighters and the sport as a whole. http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/23398685/gennady-golovkin-unsure-r...

Champion97's picture

Yes, Golovkin is no mug, he won't knowingly fight an unclean fighter, because he is too smart. Absolutely, I think it is just a case of funding the tests, but in an ideal world, no drugs, fail a test, f*** your excuses, 100% safety first, you are out if you cheat!

Gold's picture

He will very likely fight Canelo, maybe not in September but they are each other's best payday so it is almost certain to happen. All of the stuff Golovkin has been saying recently just makes me think he is trying to increase his leverage. I agree he needs to be on legitimate VADA 365 otherwise he's a joke, all legitimate top fighters should be.

Champion97's picture

You were right about this fight. EndOfMe1994 is coming first, but you are coming second so far, early, but based on that, you got a good shot at winning PCOM this month.

Gold's picture

Cool, there are still a lot of good fights left in this month so I'm excited to see what happens.

Champion97's picture

May 19, in terms of the outcome, is by th most interesting day of the month, Selby vs Warrington, Russell vs Diaz, Stevenson vs Jack is where a lot of us disagree.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Well, that was quick!

Champion97's picture

Great finish from Golovkin!
The fight seemed competitive for a round and a bit, but Golovkin was being patient, and when he let the shots go in round two, had Martirosyan hurt, you see the damage he did. Martirosyan did ok, tried his best, but when he was dropped, he was knocked for six.