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Image result for golovkin vs martirosyanIt wasn’t the win that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) was looking for nessisarily, but a win is a win none the less.  Golovkin, who was due to make a huge amount of dollars in his rematch against Canelo Alvarez, was somewhat cheated if you take a closer look.  GGG was supposed to fight in Vagas, but instead gets moved to the Stub Hub Center in Carson California.  Thats a loss of money.  GGG was supposed to fight on HBO Pay Per View.  Instead he gets moved to regular HBO.  That’s another loss of money.  GGG was supposed to fight Canelo Alvarez.  Instead he gets Vanes Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KO’s).  Thats a tremendous loss of money.  Never the less, the champ walked in to the ring with his head held high, and did what he was supposed to do.

In the first round, Golovkin was careful with the very active Martirosyan.  Vanes even hit GGG a few times, and one time pretty well actually, snapping Golovkins head back.  Golovkin shook his head “yes” as to congratulate Martirosyan for the clean hit, and then it was straight to business.  In the second round, realizing that Martirosyan could not hurt him with one punch, Golovkin came out guns blazing.  Pumping out the jab, and landing it numerous times, Golovkin started to let the power go.  In the middle of the second round, he landed a huge right hand across the jaw of Vanes, and followed it up with an even bigger left hook that put Vanes down.  At first, looking like he was going tp beat the count, Martirosyan played back down at the count of 9, and just like that it was over.  GGG successfully defends his WBA/WBC middleweight titles, and remains undefeated.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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What was supposed the be the marquee matchup of 2017, proved to be just that when Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) took on Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s).  Sadly the fight ended in a controversial draw.  So who was at the heart of the controversy?  Yes, you guessed it, none other then judge Adelaide Byrd, if she can even be called a judge at this point.  GGG and Canelo fought all 12 rounds in what proved to be a magnificent fight, with everyone thinking that Golovkin had won at the end of 12 rounds.  I scored the fight personally, and had GGG winning 116-112, same score as Harold Letterman, which means Golovkin won 8 of the 12 rounds.  Judge Dave Morreti scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Golovkin which was a very fair score.  Judge Don Trella scored the fight 114-114, which depending what you were looking for, is not terrible, even though I clearly thought Golovkin won.  And then there was Judge Adelaide Byrd, who scored the fight 118-110 for Canelo Alvarez.  That scorecard means that she only gave Golovkin 2 winning rounds out of 12, which is completely absurd given the fact that GGG dictated the whole fight, and landed way more punches then Canelo did.  As a result for her atrocious scorecard, Byrd has been benched for the rest of 2017.  In my opinion, she should definitely be suspended for a long time and heavily fined, if not thrown out of boxing all together.  By the way, this is not her first highly questionable scorecard.  There have been a few others, including a UFC fight, but we won’t get into that right now.

Golovkin came out strong with the jab in the first round, and as a result, outlander Canelo.  In the second round, Canelo seemed to bounce back, and look a lot more comfortable, all the while countering effectively.  In the 3rd round, GGG hit Canelo with a monster body shot, the first one he threw, and for a split second, it looked like Canelo was a goner.  Since the third round, Canelo was on his horse, backing up pretty much the rest of the fight, and fighting off the ropes.  GGG also took the 4th round, in which Canelo seemed to still be feeling that body shot.  The 4th was one round that Adelaide Byrd gave to GGG.

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According to Byrd, GGG would not win another round until the 7th, when he hit Canelo with a hellacious overhand right.  Thinking he had the fight won, GGG slowed down in the 11th and 12th, and pretty much gave away the rounds.  On the flip side, it really looked like Canelo got the “you have to KO him to win” speech, because he came out guns blazing in the 11th, after no doing much the previous 2 rounds, and continually being trapped against the ropes.

These are the final punch stats for the fight.  Lets take round 9 for example.  GGG landed 24/58 (41%) punches, while Canelo landed 13/42 (31%) punches.  That’s an 11 pinch difference.  So how could Byrd have given Canelo that round?  The fight of the year was turned into a disgrace by a corrupt judge.  If she isn’t corrupt, she is totally incompetent.  Either way, she should not be a judge any longer.  By the way, what was in that envelope that Oscar De La Hoya was spotted handing to her?  This fight should be reviewed by 3 other judges that had nothing to do with it, and this decision should be overturned.  Golovkin should be the Unanimous Decision winner!

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday night April 23rd 2016, the “Big Drama Show” Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) will try for his 22nd consecutive knockout when he defends his WBAsuper, IBF, IBO, & WBC interim Middleweight titles, against mandatory contender Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KO’s).  In the co-feature, it will be “Little Drama Show” Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KO’s) defending his WBC and TheRing Flyweight titles against McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO’s).  Also on the card, Kenia Enriquez (15-1, 7 KO’s) will take on Amaris Quintana (9-2-2, 1 KO) in an 8 round Junior Flyweight bout, and Pedro Lopez #1 (13-0, 10 KO’s) will take on the other Pedro Lopez #2 (6-2-1, 2 KO’s) in an 8 round Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

-Record:  34 – 0 – 0, 31 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Matthew Macklin  —  Win, KO 3rd round (12), 6/29/13.
  • Marin Murray  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 2/21/15.
  • David Lemieux  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 10/17/15.  (Won IBF Middleweight title)

 

DOMINIC WADE

-Record:  18 – 0 – 0, 12 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  74″

-Notable Fights

  • Marcus Upshaw  —  Win, TKO 2nd round (8), 4/19/14.
  • Sam Solimon  —  Win, Split Decision (10), 6/26/15.

 

Predictions:

Pedro Lopez (1)  —  def  —  Pedro Lopez (2)  —  via  —  KO 2nd round

Kenia Enriquez  —  def  —  Aramis Quintana  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Roman Gonzalez  —  def  —  McWilliams Arroyo  —  via  —  TKO 6th round

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Dominic Wade  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE