Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will lock horns again following their controversial draw last year. Both men felt they had done enough to win the much-anticipated bout in September, but the judges scored the fight even. The pair will do it all over again in a bid to finally settle the argument as to which middleweight is the best in the world. The fight had been due to take place in May before Alvarez failed a drugs test and was handed a six-month suspenison. But he has been cleared to return to action and has since engaged in a war of words with his opponent. Here is everything you need to know about the clash... Where and when is Golovkin vs Canelo? The rematch will take place on Saturday, September 15 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fighters will likely walk to the ring at 9.30pm local time, or 5.30am UK time. Live stream and TV information The fight will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and streamed on the relevant platform. More information can … [Read more...] about All you need to know about Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez rematch
The IBF have stripped Gennady Golovkin of his middleweight world title after a hearing late last month, according to reports. He has not agreed to a mandatory fight with the organisation's top challenger, Sergey Derevyanchenko. The fighter had until August 3 to arrange the bout. Last month Golovkin knocked out Vanes Martirosyan in the second round in his record-equalling 20th middleweight world title defence. The victory at the StubHub Center in Carson, California draws 'GGG' level with future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins for most successful title defences in the 160-pound division. "It feels great to get a knockout," he said. "Vanes is a very good fighter. He caught me a few times in the first round. In the second round I came out all business after I felt him out in the first round." The routine victory allowed Golovkin to receive a modest payday, rather than nothing, after his scheduled super fight rematch with Saul Alvarez was cancelled for the lucrative Cinco de Mayo date. Triple … [Read more...] about World champion boxer Gennady Golovkin stripped of his middleweight belt
Pound-for-pound star Gennady Golovkin returns to the ring against Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday night. The unified middleweight world champion Golovkin will put his WBC and WBA belts on the line against the man known as ‘The Nightmare’ at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The bout was quickly arranged following the suspension of Golovkin’s Mexican nemesis Canelo Alvarez after he tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol which saw their eagerly anticipated Las Vegas rematch cancelled. As a result, Golovkin looks to defend his middleweight titles successfully for the 20th time, a feat previously accomplished only by Hall-of-Famer Bernard Hopkins. Despite going in as the underdog against the Kazakh, 31-year-old Martirosyan has already shared the ring with some accomplished names including Erislandy Lara and Jermell Charlo and will be seeking a title for the third time. Here is all you need to know about the fight... When is the fight? The fight takes … [Read more...] about All you need to know about Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan
GENNADY GOLOVKIN is back in action after a controversial draw with Canelo Alvarez last September. GGG was believed by most boxing fans to have beaten the Mexican, but a controversial scorecard from judge Adalaide Byrd prevented the Kazakh from securing victory. The pair were due to do battle again but the Mexican pulled out after being suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in connection with a pair of failed drug tests in February. A new opponent has now stepped in in the shape of Vanes Martirosyan.When is Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan? Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan will take place on Saturday May 5, 2018. The fight will be held at the Stubhub Centre in Carson, California. In the UK, the ring walk will likely be in the early hours of Sunday, May 6. MOST READ IN SPORTLUK RAN OUT Lukaku hobbles off injured leaving Mourinho sweating over FA Cup final hypotheti-KO David Haye says AJ would have beaten him in one round in pre-Bellew fight sunderland … [Read more...] about When is Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan, what TV channel and live stream is it on, and who is fighting on the undercard?
Gennady Golovkin finally has an opponent for his May 5 fight. The middleweight champion has found a replacement for Canelo Alvarez, who has been suspended for six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing two drug tests. Golovkin will defend his WBC, WBA and IBF titles against Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan at the StubHub Center. "Vanes Martirosyan is now the most important fight of my career. He has my respect and I am training hard to defend my titles against him," said Golovkin. "I am happy to be back on HBO and fighting at StubHub Center because they have great boxing fans. I will give my fans another big drama show." Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 knockouts) and Alvarez fought to a draw last September, and the rematch was the most anticipated bout of the year. But Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol. Should Triple G beat Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs), the rematch with Alvarez likely will take place later in the year. Alvarez's promoters say he will return to the ring in … [Read more...] about Boxing: Gennady Golovkin gets opponent for 5 May fight in Martirosyan